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Old 07-11-2006, 05:34 PM   #11
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Old 07-11-2006, 05:45 PM   #12
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I'm actually been a little surprised at how quickly the stash has dwindled with just two adults in the house, neither of whom ever drinks more than two beers a night except a couple times a year. We also usually only have a beer maybe three or four nights a week. I figure that one five gallon batch is probably about a months' worth of drinking, not even considering when friends come over to share.

And selling your homebrew? A very strict no-no that I honestly don't believe anyone here would even think about violating.

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Old 07-11-2006, 05:49 PM   #13
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I'm actually been a little surprised at how quickly the stash has dwindled with just two adults in the house, neither of whom ever drinks more than two beers a night except a couple times a year. We also usually only have a beer maybe three or four nights a week. I figure that one five gallon batch is probably about a months' worth of drinking, not even considering when friends come over to share.

And selling your homebrew? A very strict no-no that I honestly don't believe anyone here would even think about violating.
I didn't mean to imply you guys are drunks. I was not considering more than one person drinking it. As for the selling, I didn't mean sell as much as getting donations to the program. I guess there are probably legal repercusions depending on the answer, just ignore that one.
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Old 07-11-2006, 05:54 PM   #14
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I'm actually been a little surprised at how quickly the stash has dwindled with just two adults in the house, neither of whom ever drinks more than two beers a night except a couple times a year.
yup. 10 gallons seems like a lot at first, but not when you consider it on a day-to-day basis. If we (wife and I) each drank 2 beers/day (one with dinner @ 6pm and maybe one at 10pm as the day winds down) we would never feel the effects of the alcohol, but could consume 120 pints/month (15 gallons).

It all depends on your drinking habits. Example: if I ONLY drank on Friday nights and I was going through 10 gallons a month, that would be alarming. But since I have a beer (maybe two) every day, 10 gallons is not a big deal. It fact, it's considered pretty HEALTHY.

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Old 07-11-2006, 06:27 PM   #15
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yup. 10 gallons seems like a lot at first, but not when you consider it on a day-to-day basis. If we (wife and I) each drank 2 beers/day (one with dinner @ 6pm and maybe one at 10pm as the day winds down) we would never feel the effects of the alcohol, but could consume 120 pints/month (15 gallons).

It all depends on your drinking habits. Example: if I ONLY drank on Friday nights and I was going through 10 gallons a month, that would be alarming. But since I have a beer (maybe two) every day, 10 gallons is not a big deal. It fact, it's considered pretty HEALTHY.

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cool guys, I'm still new to this so yeah 10 gallons does seem like a lot but as you noted it isn't really.
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Old 07-11-2006, 07:10 PM   #16
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10 gallons only seems like alot to those who DONT homebrew!

i dont drink during the week but im sure every single friday sat and sun to have a homebrew..plus i buy specialty beers to try and figure out what i want to brew next.. just to get a clue..

heck before i started brewing i loved bud light.. now when i drink it im like.. well darn.. that doesnt even taste like a beer..id rather be home having my own!

needless to say.. now that im into it.. im always thinkin of what i can brew next.. im running out of room to put carboys, fermentors, bottles, kegs......

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It also depends on what you are brewing & drinking. Two pints of most of my ales is less alcohol than a 12 oz. glass of Black Panther Stout and way less than 8 oz. of 120 IPA.

I also like to take ale to homebrew club meetings.

I freaked my new doctor when he asked how much I drank, told him a pint or two a day.

He's a GenXer and drinks the hard stuff.

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I agree that the one or two a day is pretty harmless and it DOES cause your stock to dwindle quicker than expected. One side effect I'm battling right now - I lost 40+ pounds in 2000 and have kept it off - discovered HB in 01/06 and have gained back 12 - the beer hasn't contributed, but the calories have.......

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I agree that the one or two a day is pretty harmless and it DOES cause your stock to dwindle quicker than expected. One side effect I'm battling right now - I lost 40+ pounds in 2000 and have kept it off - discovered HB in 01/06 and have gained back 12 - the beer hasn't contributed, but the calories have.......

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yeah this is where I am at, still trying to be in shape and struggling with the extra calories..
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yeah this is where I am at, still trying to be in shape and struggling with the extra calories..
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