I'm trying to wrap my head around those figures.
bottle profit = $0.06 = bottle revenue (B) - beer cost (c) - bottling cost (bc)
keg profit = $0.01 = keg revenue (k) - c - keg cost (kc)
0.01 = k - c - kc
0.06 = b - c - bc
c = k - kc - 0.01
0.06 = b - k + kc + 0.01 - bc
0.05 = b - k + kc - bc
Assuming a keg sells for between $80-$120, with a 15% margin, and selling direct to bars/liquor stores
$120/1.15>(k*1984)>$80/1.15 = 0.053>k>0.035
$10>(b*72)>$8 = 0.12>b>0.096
So for direct to retail
-0.017 < kc - bc < -0.011
So, kegging is cheaper for JZ than bottling.
Assuming the same as above, and that he's selling to a wholesaler who also gets a 15% cut
($120/1.15)/1.15>(k*1984)>($80/1.15)/1.15 = 0.046>k>0.030
$10>(b*72)>$8 = 0.105>b>0.084
-0.009 < kc - bc < -0.004
Kegging is still cheaper for JZ than bottling.
I guess that was a waste of time, since I think we all knew kegging would be cheaper, but it doesn't appear to be a huge price difference, per ounce. C would be a constant regardless of whether you bottle or keg.
I now believe Keith that bottling is about twice as profitable, per ounce.