In fact, I can make dinner at home in less than the amount of time it takes me to drive to a restaurant , get seated, and drive home!
But you're not factoring in the cost of the house you cook it in, the cost of your stove, the cost of the gas you use to cook, the time it took you to go to the store and shop, the time it takes you to clean up, etc. etc.
I said it earlier in the thread, but what you are really arguing is opportunity cost. So if the cost of brewing is that you don't wash your car, go ahead and factor that in. But you can't assume that you're going to be paid a salary for all of your waking hours.
We will not agree, so I'll stop now.
But this is a constant, it's already there anyway. I don't think it's to be factored in, especially if you are renting or those things were there when you moved in in the first place. I'm also with Keith on cooking, but I think he is just f*cking with you guys. Time is a constant too. Anything worth doing takes effort but if brewing is a chore for you, you maybe shouldn't be doing it.
I mean, yes, it's easier to just go to a restaurant and have someone cook for you, but there's so much more satisfaction in cooking a meal the way you like it, knowing what goes into your food, and having cooked it yourself. And also improving at it, learning what makes what do what, etc. It's a lifetime skill. Time spent doing it really isn't a factor if it's worth it to you to be doing it, whether it be cooking, brewing, practicing an instrument, etc.
Otherwise, just give up and off yourself now because life isn't worth your time.