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    Quote Originally Posted by atunguyd View Post
    Check your spreadsheet, your yeast cost is not coming through.

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    Thats because he said he is re-using yeast ... so NO cost
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    isn't this built into brewfathers inventory system? i couldn't be arsed to use it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by groenspookasem View Post
    isn't this built into brewfathers inventory system? i couldn't be arsed to use it though
    Yes, even Beersmith have it incorporated into the software, but its a bitch to keep it updated as the prices change.

    I dont bother with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by JIGSAW View Post
    I dont bother with it
    This. Bulk ingredients mean I spend R1k every few months and I can make A LOT of beer with R1k's worth of ingredients. When people ask me how much it costs I just say "cheaper".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIGSAW View Post
    Thats because he said he is re-using yeast ... so NO cost

    Yes.. reusing the yeast

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    We keep a separate spreadsheet because Bearsmith cannot do bulk updates to the inventory.

    Between R12 and R16 per L depending on the recipe. This includes gas, water, electricity, malt, hops, yeast, clarifier.

    Does NOT include refrigeration as this is very difficult to quantify per L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerHolic View Post
    I use my own software that I wrote for my brewing.
    Ditto. Working on it all the time.. Adding features etc.
    I'm a software developer - on the sideline I make personnal apps to make my life easier - and keep me busy.

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    I don't concern myself with the cost of brewing my own beer, the reward far outweighs the cost

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    Interesting you posted this, as I brewed a Pale ale over the weekend 32l batch (max the fermenter would hold) had to toss 1 liter.

    I started thinking about cost 5kg Pilsner ~ R75 100g specialty ~ R10. reused yeast R0, Electricity (free from the sun) water (free from the ground*), Hops total of 70g used roughly R60.... so all in 32l for R145 + 17% to get it to Zambia = ~R170 I wasn't trying to brew a cheap beer but R5 per liter is amazingly cheaper than I thought it was costing me.

    *lets' ignore the purchase of the borehole and solar system as I already needed and installed that before i started brewing.

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    Making beer at home is definitely much cheaper than buying, but it's a little unfair to compare the cost to what Micro Breweries ask for a pint.

    Just excise tax alone on a 30 liter keg at 5% ABV works out at about R 370.00, then they need to cover rent, salaries, marketing, equipment maintenance, electricity, liquor license costs etc. and still make at least some profit for the owner.



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