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Old 03-02-2007, 01:20 PM   #21
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I read the topic and thought...Kegging and Consumption? What does tuberculosis have to do with kegging?

Anyway, I find myself enjoying my homebrew more than swilling it down. Its more of a ritual than anything. Choosing the right glass, drawing a nice glassful, making sure there is a nice head on it to enjoy the aromas, looking at the color, and finally beginning the enjoyable task of drinking it.

I find myself going to the liquor stores to pick up singles of things I want to brew more than anything. Sometimes I'll grab a 12 pack of one of my favorites, and even those dont get swilled down.



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Old 03-02-2007, 02:28 PM   #22
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Sadly I know my consumption (and guests) have went up as a result of kegging. It doesn't bode well for my attempted weight loss neither, but I digress.

It is harder to monitor and much more convenient to hobble over to the fridge and pour a pint opposed to cracking open a bottle.



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lol.. yeah the ol "no evidence" factor Waking up the next morning and seeing X amount of bottles on the counter seems like a good check/deterrent

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Old 03-02-2007, 03:31 PM   #24
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Honestly, this is one of the main reasons I may never keg.

I'm a pretty disciplined person--I almost never have more than one beer on a weeknight. But I really want to sometimes. I just think it's be too hard to be disciplined with a tap in the house.

Also, having teenagers in the house, it just seems like a dangerous idea. I know it's possible to rig up a lock, etc., but it seems like a real PITA.

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Old 03-02-2007, 07:31 PM   #25
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I was drinking around 4 pints a night when I started kegging, now it's more the norm to have 1 or 2.

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Old 03-02-2007, 10:49 PM   #26
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lol.. yeah the ol "no evidence" factor Waking up the next morning and seeing X amount of bottles on the counter seems like a good check/deterrent
Ah yes, I keep a bottle tree on top of the fridge, that way when I finish a beer, I can rinse the bottle and put it up to dry. SWMBO calls it the "Tattle Tree", as she could keep tabs on me over the weekend. $400 bucks later, I fooled her...... However, since I started this thread, my consumption has decreased as the "new" has worn off of the kegging system. Although, when friends come over, they are way more intrested in the keg set up than last years hunting trophys, which is highly unusual.
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:07 PM   #27
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Really, I think it should equal out in the end. Yeah, I'm sure i'll be drinking a bit more when I first get the keggerator, but over a couple batches it'll probably go back to normal. Same thing happens with anything new you get....

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Old 03-02-2007, 11:12 PM   #28
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generally you get around 50 x 12 oz beers from a 5 gallon batch. i usually get less due to boil off and leaving beer behind when racking, etc.

sometimes my beers stay for half a year on tap. i try to have potlucks and people over to help me with consumption. if you're even in austin, just let me know...
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:50 AM   #29
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haha. hey, ed. i'll be visiting you some time when we get those bottle caps. you should definitely come up some time! i have a traditional mead, cyser, blackberry melomel, as well as hard cider in addition to the beers on tap, and 10 gallons of beer conditioning, and 10 gallons fermenting right now. haha. since we got our bulk grains/hops, i've been going a bit crazy.

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I am not an alcoholic....alcoholics go to meetings.

It is easier to draw a pint....but I use a 10 oz glass and have at least 1 inch of foam, so my having 3 or 4 glasses a night are more like 2 pints anyway.



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