Beer on a budget

By JOSH SMITH  |  May 19, 2010

This is a topic for another day, but one more way to save money is by taking up home brewing. The initial start-up cost of equipment will be under $100 and from there on out you are churning out six-packs of delicious homemade beer in a style of your choosing for only $5. Pretty cheap as far as hobbies go.

Hopefully these tips will help, but I wouldn’t be writing this column if I wasn’t prepared to defend the added expense of drinking good beer. Ultimately, beer expenditures make up a very small percentage of your house-hold budget, and bring more than enough joy to justify the outlay. Besides, even the most expensive beers are still a whole lot cheaper than drinking a bottle of wine!  

< prev  1  |  2  | 
Related: Gennaro's 5 North Square Ristorante, Vinh Sun BBQ and Restaurant, Keep up with the Mad Men, More more >
  Topics: Liquid , Business, Government and Politics, Josh Smith,  More more >
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   A SIX-PACK TO GO  |  July 19, 2011
    A year and a half ago, I started writing this column by trying to assemble the ultimate mix-a-six pack.
  •   OFF THE BEATEN TAP  |  June 21, 2011
    Once upon a time beer was made with just four ingredients: malts, hops, yeast, and water.
  •   BEERS WORTH WAITING FOR  |  June 07, 2011
    Most people agree that fresh is better. The same is true in the world of craft beer. Except when it isn't.
  •   BEER GEEK NIRVANA  |  May 25, 2011
    While it's been said you can't teach an old dog new tricks, two pioneers of the craft beer movement have just released new and exciting mix packs.
    Too often, summertime beers mean watery, flavorless brews. But there is one style native to southern Germany, which guarantees you don't have to sacrifice flavor for drinkability — Hefeweizens, the ultimate summer beer.

 See all articles by: JOSH SMITH