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!  

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