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Old 05-27-2008, 08:06 PM   #21
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Drinking while brewing led me to an interesting truism:

"We brew beer so that we have beer to drink while we brew beer."

My problem though-has been 'forgetting' to eat while brewing, but not forgetting to drink. I usually don't pour one until I'm sparging-but that still is usually before noon....so that means I go from coffee->beer. There's no real good time to eat, and I'm usually getting everything else ready during the mashing phase. So I'm making a note of that for next time.

But I've really found brewing to be fun (especially AG), because it gives me a chance to hang out with my brewing buddy, down a few pints, BS about beer and life..and the end result, besides a big mess..is a bunch of (hopefully good) beer.

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Old 05-27-2008, 08:17 PM   #22
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I drank 3 during my first AG brew a couple weeks ago. It was nice in the fact that it relaxed me so I wouldn't stress about everything and everything went soo smooth. I didn't crack number 1 until mash started. (too early).

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Old 05-27-2008, 08:44 PM   #23
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I drank 3 during my first AG brew a couple weeks ago. It was nice in the fact that it relaxed me so I wouldn't stress about everything and everything went soo smooth. I didn't crack number 1 until mash started. (too early).
we were nice and relaxed too, we were drinking some of everything we brewed since last November, the good, the bad and the ugly . . . and where did that bottle of Jagermeister come from?
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:48 PM   #24
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My rule, which I developed by learning the hard way, is to not drink until the boil gets rolling. If I start before then, I either get tired and/or buzzed and I screw something up. I usually save the heavy sampling for non-brew days...

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Old 05-27-2008, 09:11 PM   #25
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I'm with EdWort on this one, except my rule is "No beer until the chiller's flowing". Then, I usually sit down with a pint and my laptop, so I can update my records in Beersmith.

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Old 05-27-2008, 09:14 PM   #26
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Im cracking one open while the thermometer is taking the initial grain temps

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Old 05-27-2008, 09:29 PM   #27
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The funny thing will be when this turns out to be the best beer you have ever made.

My friends say I take the homebrew thig too seriously, employing my various gadgets, measuring devices and etc... Maybe they are right!

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Old 05-28-2008, 02:25 AM   #28
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As I read this, I'm starting to think that I might have a drinking problem. I don't drink a lot, but I can finish a 6'er (or more) during a brew day, and not even know that I've been drinking. So either y'all are drinking a hell of a lot of beer while brewing, or I have low ABV, or I drink WAY too much and have built up a tolerance! Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Does anyone have the phone number for AA?

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Old 05-28-2008, 02:27 AM   #29
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As I read this, I'm starting to think that I might have a drinking problem. I don't drink a lot, but I can finish a 6'er during a brew day, and not even know that I've been drinking. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Does anyone have the phone number for AA?
Nah dude, we just know how to hold our liquor here in CT
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:23 AM   #30
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As I read this, I'm starting to think that I might have a drinking problem. I don't drink a lot, but I can finish a 6'er (or more) during a brew day, and not even know that I've been drinking.
I'm more worried about the people that apparently can't start drinking until brewing is done! Can't you just pace yourself if it's that big of a problem?
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