How low can you go challenge.

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How low can you go challenge.

Post by wanus » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:51 pm

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Whats the lowest anyone can spend on a 23 litre beerkit using at least 3 ingredients?

I spent a total of £14:95 on this lot here,can anyone do better than that?
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FV 1:Warrior Queen IPA.
FV 2:Empty
Demi 1&2:Empty
Demi 3&4:Empty
Maturing:Wilko IPA&Evil dog.
Bottle conditioning:Abdij,Evil dog&Wilko IPA.
Drinking:Allendale Wolf (Clone)Elderflower champagne
Planning:Four Finger Jack

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Re: How low can you go challenge.

Post by richard080561 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:36 pm

Home brewing isn't about doing it as cheap as possible, it's about making great beer. If you want cheap just buy some of piss water they pass off as own brand beer in the supermarkets
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Post by wezzel01 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:03 am

richard080561 wrote:Home brewing isn't about doing it as cheap as possible, it's about making great beer. If you want cheap just buy some of piss water they pass off as own brand beer in the supermarkets
Get out of the wrong side of the bed did we?


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Post by Kyle_T » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:45 am

The least I ever spent on a beer kit and ingredients was £14.05 and that was only because the beer kit was reduced to £8. Young's Harvest Mild that was, however, doing AG the least I have spent for a similar beer is £9.85
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Re: How low can you go challenge.

Post by bottles » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:30 am

Why is everyone looking at kit brews. How low can you go all grain?
I'm on all grain brew #3. Brew 1 cost £14.95 as a kit. Brew 2 and 3 could either be around £10 each in what i used or £40 each after buying different grains and hops that I've barely used.
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Re: How low can you go challenge.

Post by 6470zzy » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:51 pm

bottles wrote:Why is everyone looking at kit brews.
The OP did post to the "Kit" section after all , and it is beer brewing :wink:

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Re: How low can you go challenge.

Post by wanus » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:42 pm

I can feel a bottle swap coming on.............. :twisted:
FV 1:Warrior Queen IPA.
FV 2:Empty
Demi 1&2:Empty
Demi 3&4:Empty
Maturing:Wilko IPA&Evil dog.
Bottle conditioning:Abdij,Evil dog&Wilko IPA.
Drinking:Allendale Wolf (Clone)Elderflower champagne
Planning:Four Finger Jack

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Re: How low can you go challenge.

Post by richard080561 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:34 am

wezzel01 wrote:
richard080561 wrote:Home brewing isn't about doing it as cheap as possible, it's about making great beer. If you want cheap just buy some of piss water they pass off as own brand beer in the supermarkets
Get out of the wrong side of the bed did we?


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Possibly, but my point is valid. I brew to make good beer, not to make cheap beer
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Post by Haydnexport » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:53 am

i think ive done a 20l batch for around 12 notes , but that doesnt count gas/ electric. best value would be 2x coopers stout cans from tesct @10 each and brewed as one and short to 20l , still cant get anywhere near with ag attempts

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Post by alexlark » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:38 am

20L of Coors light all grain clone using yeast slurry £4.00. Cereal mash using rice and cornmeal drove the price down. This wasn't a cost cutting brew, just happened to turn out cheap (bit like Coors I guess! Lol). Brewed it for my mam and dad. Going to be served cold and fizzy in the summer.

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Post by vacant » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:50 am

richard080561 wrote: Possibly, but my point is valid. I brew to make good beer, not to make cheap beer
Valid for you.

A couple of situations where it isn't valid: brewing for the sort of party where people are bringing cheap supermarket cans and brewing for people, possibly including the brewer, who don't have a discerning sense of taste/smell - for instance Champagne does nothing for me and I rather have a glass of £2.50/bottle lambrusco :shock:
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Re: How low can you go challenge.

Post by jaroporter » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:57 am

bottles wrote:Why is everyone looking at kit brews.
probably this from the original post..
wanus wrote:Whats the lowest anyone can spend on a 23 litre beerkit using at least 3 ingredients?
remembering back to the kit days, we must have got in sub-£7 when the beerkit was being flogged for a fiver
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Re: How low can you go challenge.

Post by Jocky » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:07 pm

richard080561 wrote:
wezzel01 wrote:
richard080561 wrote:Home brewing isn't about doing it as cheap as possible, it's about making great beer. If you want cheap just buy some of piss water they pass off as own brand beer in the supermarkets
Get out of the wrong side of the bed did we?


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Possibly, but my point is valid. I brew to make good beer, not to make cheap beer

YOU might do that, but it doesn't mean everyone has to do it that way.

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How low can you go challenge.

Post by wezzel01 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:17 pm

I'm sure it is quite possible to make GOOD beer cheaply. I'm lucky to have paid my mortgage off and splashed out on a Braumeister but for many people making pub quality (or better) beer as cheaply as possible is an important consideration.


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Re: How low can you go challenge.

Post by wanus » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:49 pm

Its been a little quiet on the kit brew section here since christmas.I suppose i posted this thread to get somthing going more than anything else.

I only brew kits mainly as i have a lack of space,time and i admit knowledge.Cost is why i started home brewing as i like to drink at home as well as socialy.

I don`t aim to make my beer as cheap as possible.I do a beer i call Morac in which a few xtra ingredients include oak chip,Glen Moray whisky and oranges.

Piss is piss lets face it but,with a few tweaks and the process done correctly most kits are far from it.

Alexlark it looks like your the lowest of the low =D>
FV 1:Warrior Queen IPA.
FV 2:Empty
Demi 1&2:Empty
Demi 3&4:Empty
Maturing:Wilko IPA&Evil dog.
Bottle conditioning:Abdij,Evil dog&Wilko IPA.
Drinking:Allendale Wolf (Clone)Elderflower champagne
Planning:Four Finger Jack

Keep yer pecker hard and yer powder dry.

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