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View Poll Results: Do you drink while brewing?
Yes, but only HomeBrew 73 27.55%
No, I am clumsy enough as it is 34 12.83%
Yes, but (I am so ashamed) it is store bought 6 2.26%
Yes, anything I can get my hands on. 93 35.09%
Yes, I will drink HB or store bought. I like to stay in the style I am brewing. 59 22.26%
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:25 PM   #1
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I know this has been discussed before...but I think it to be almost sacreligious to not have a homebrew in hand throughout your brewday.

I have heard all the horror stories of getting burnt, missing hop additions and so on, but isn't that part of the fun? I even posed a rule when I was teaching a college roommate to brew. I told him he was not allowed to help me unless he had a beer in his hand at all times.

Plus, unless brewing in the winter, it is d@mn hot here in Vegas and a nice Pale helps that quite a bit.

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I'll drink whatever is available, homebrew or not. I limit my consumption to 1-2 beers while brewing, but consider it part of the process, paying homage to the brew gods in hopes of a successful batch.

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I generally have a couple, although my last brew session I mixed it a few White Russians and some cider and generally overdid it. But for what it's worth, the beer came out nicely.

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I always have one while brewing...just to keep the "Vibe" going.

However...Drunk brewing.... Might be the last thing you'd ever do.

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When brewing, I always drink only milk or lemonade.....And I like to wear a skirt and do a little dusting during the boil.

Or mabe I drink whatever is available. It's so hard to remember!

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i checked only homebrew (cuz that was the best option) but often i will buy a bunch of different beer for the style i am brewing. i'll get like 6 different commercial stouts and try them as i'm brewing a new stout recipe, for instance

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If I knew how to edit a poll, I would add a fourth response for those that will drink anything they can get their hands on

EDIT: Thank you ollllo

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...but often i will buy a bunch of different beer for the style i am brewing. i'll get like 6 different commercial stouts and try them as i'm brewing a new stout recipe, for instance
ollllo added some possible responses for me. I added one just for you Death. It is a pretty good one.
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My last brew day was an early morning and I had errands to run afterwords so I brewed it sober. It felt really weird... I have to say though, cleanup was a snap and it was probably my most efficient brew day ever...

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I generally drink a beer or two since you have a lot of down time in between steps in brewing. But I wouldn't dare get drunk and work with hot flames and boiling liquids.

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