Been a long time since I updated this blog.
We’ve come a long way baby! Enjoy
Is home brewing cheaper?
First some parameters for calculation sake
- One 16oz beer per day
- Brewing equipment and a kegerator $1000
- 10 gallon batch all grain middle of the road recipe $40 grains and misc consumables
- $4 local brew pub micro brew. (Store bought brands just don’t compare)
1st Year Costs
Micro brew. $4 X 365 = $1,460 per year
Home Brew $40 = 10 galons =80 beers
$40/80 beers = $.50 per beer X 365 days = $182 per year
+ $1000 Brewing equipment = $1182 for year 1
So the first year
$1460 – $1182 = $278 Savings
$1460-$182 = $1278 Savings
Cooked up Lemon Tree Blond on Sunday at the Columbine church of the Ustick Brew. AKA Ustick Brewing.
The by-product of beer making is “Spent grain” which usually goes to the chickens, what they don’t eat goes to compost.
This week we went another route. Spent grains + peanuts + peanut butter + sunflower seeds + raisins = Beernola bars.
They were a hit at the memorial day BBQ potluck. We will be fine tuning this recepie