Post by Joel
But if the OP is still around and interested, the
rec.crafts.brewing newsgroup is a more appropriate place
to find out about brewing. I've taken the liberty of
crossposting to and redirecting followups there.
Yes, the OP is still here. Thanks to all who have contributed.
I guess that what I was thinking was: Some of the more costly
beers I like, Chimay being one, I just don't think are worth the
price that they charge for a case. I thought if I could reproduce
a beer like that say for less than a dollar a bottle, it might be
worth a try. For those who want to figure the time it takes
as an expense, I really wouldn't consider that as part of the
cost. Not money wise. I used to load 5,000 shot gun shells
a year for shooting trap and I never figured the time into the cost.
I stopped reloading when I found that I could go to Wal-Mart
and buy 12 gauge shells for $14 to $15 per hundred. About the
same as what it cost me to load them myself, so I figure it's
not worth it to reload shotgun shells. So, the reloader has been
idle for years, but if I thought I could reload them for half of
what the mass produced one went for, then the reloader would be
cranking out shells once again. So that's kinda how I look at the
idea of home brewing. If I thought that I could make a really
good beer for less than what I could buy it for, then maybe
it would be worth the effort.