U.S Drought – Higher Price For Grains – Beer Price Will Go Up

August 22, 2012

2012, General posting

A pretty short post and also an opinion, but it’s relevant to the hobby.  As you may well know, the midwest is getting hit pretty hard by the drought that is going.   Here is a link to get a visual check it out:

As you can tell, it’s pretty bad.  So I’m mentioning this because it kinda effects homebrewing.  Right now we are on last years harvest but when we get the up coming harvest I can pretty much guarantee that you’ll see malt prices move up a bit.  The same is going to go for malt extracts.

So why I say this if there isn’t a lot you can do about it?

I only mention this because if you were thinking about getting a recipe for a gift in the near future, it may be wise to start looking now.  Like I said, I’m not exactly sure when the prices of everything will go up but you figure if nothing else fuel will go up because of the ethenal (corn) prices going up and breaking records.

Either way just a heads up, and hope all gets better over there in the midwest.


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