ordered 80 bucks worth of homebrew stuff even though the bottles from my first batch aren't even carbonated yet.
Figure this batch isn't going to be good (shitty ingredients + intentionally copying a shitty style of beer = shitty beer), so I want to try again with something better.
Ordered a well reviewed ingredient kit for a full size 5gal setup--apparently you can just halve the recipe and overfill the Mr Beer to 2.4gal and make two batches. Also picked up my own capper, extra yeast for the second batch, priming sugar, caps, a bottle filler and a fancier kind of sanitizer.
When those two batches are done, my average cost per beer will have dropped to about $1.25-1.50....with each additional ~$30 ingredient kit making 45-50 beers