Home brew VS Micro brew by the numbers

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

Subsequent years

$1460-$182 = $1278 Savings

 

 

 

 

 

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