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elproducto 01-05-2011 07:43 PM

How much do you drink?
I searched, and couldn't seem to find a previous thread.

Since I've started homebrewing, my beer consumption has gone way up.. mostly because it's so god damned tasty!
I drink about 2 beers a night, and started to wonder if that is excessive.

Randar 01-05-2011 07:44 PM

2 12 ounce servings a night I would say. Try not to exceed 3 and sometimes 1 or none.

Frankfurtvr4 01-05-2011 07:45 PM

two a night is normal. I think. I am dry now (deployed) but when I am home I can do six a school night and weekends, I have no idea.

elproducto 01-05-2011 07:48 PM

I could brew 5 gallon every weekend no problem, in fact I love the process as much as drinking it. Problem is, most of my friends don't like the same beers I like so it's hard to give away. I like my IPA's to be fresh, so I don't want to brew too many.

Walker 01-05-2011 07:48 PM

there are threads (and even polls) on this, but they are indeed hard to find with the search function.

2 beers a day is not excessive, IMO.

I drink 1 a day (with my dinner) and sometimes have a second one later in the evening when the kids are in bed.

With my wife consuming the same as me, we go through about 10 gallons a month, and nobody ever even puts the slightest buzz on at that rate.

elproducto 01-05-2011 07:51 PM

My wife is also pregnant, so she won't touch the stuff. That will help I'm sure, but she's more of a beer on the weekend type person.

I just love the stuff I'm brewing, it's so bloody tasty. I've started to brew some smaller session type apa's so that I'm not consuming as much actual alcohol. I'm not actually concerned that I'm an alcoholic, I was just curious as to how much other's drank.

I forget where I read or heard it, but someone said that they almost wish beer didn't have alcohol so they could drink more of it.

cruckin78 01-05-2011 07:51 PM

I think maybe 3-4 beers, 2-3 times a week (during the week)...

On the weekends I don't count, I typically catch a buzz and maintain it all day....

Randar 01-05-2011 07:52 PM

I never realized how much my wife drank until she was preggers and it took me FOREVER to go through a keg, LOL!

BendBrewer 01-05-2011 08:04 PM

20 oz Pine Martin Pale Ale after work with the crew.
1-2 12 oz Budweisers while shooting pool or pinball at the Tavern closer to home.
4-8 16 oz HomeBrews once home.

Every day.

Yes I am an alcoholic but I am ok with that.

jgln 01-05-2011 08:04 PM

I said this before but got some flack for saying so but I really think the ABV makes a difference when you are talking about how many. You can't compare a guy who has 2 Natural Lights a night to a guy who has 2 12oz glasses of a triple or quad 11% beer.

That is how I see it and I am sticking to it!!

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