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Old 07-11-2006, 08:55 PM   #21
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My consumption has been up lately, but that's about done. And the kicker is that it's the homebrew and the kegerator that will bring me back down to normal levels. A few months back I started working on the fridge, only to have this side project fill the fridge up.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=9265

Since then it's been a bit of a race to get that thing emptied so I can put kegs in it. Yesterday I took the shelves out and put two full cornies in it, and still had room for the remaining bottles.
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:15 PM   #22
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i'll start to worry when I start making beer only because it breaks through 10% ABV, regardless of how it tastes. My buddy gave me an 11.2% skullsplitter and it tasted nasty cause of all the suger cane and honey. I couldnt manage to even try more than a couple sips. He says he likes to start out a night of partying by shotgunning one or two... AAACK....

my pops is an old school homebrewer and used to make 100+ gallons of wine a year (and drink it). He's quit drinking all together (for nearly 4 years now), in AA. I've learned why hes in AA and hope I dont go down that same path. He used it as an out (problems), I use it cause it tastes so damn good! HAHAHAHAH
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Old 07-12-2006, 02:48 AM   #23
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I have 4 carboys, 5 primaries and 2 bottling buckets. I try to keep something in something at all times.

Right now I have about 8 cases of beer (0,5 liter bottles) and 2 in the secondary.

I made a starter earlier to night so I can brew this weekend.

I just picked up 7 (more) cases of bottles yesterday and am in the process of removing the labels, cleaning/scrubbing off the glue/sanitizing them now.

This acquisition brings my bottle supply up to about 30 cases of German (0,5 liter) bottles, about 150 Grolsch bottles, several cases of 22 oz., 19 mini-kegs, misc. etc.
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Old 07-12-2006, 12:45 PM   #24
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Honestly, I just need to lose some weight and quit the binge drinking on the weekends. It's nothing for me to slurp down 6-10 bottles, plus a couple of bourbons. So I need to take a break and let my body recover from the damage.

Bird, you'll be (un)happy to know that I have amazing willpower (for all things except sweets) and I can easily disassociate myself from drinking, therefore the HB in my basement won't cause undue stress.
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Old 07-12-2006, 01:44 PM   #25
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I have cut way back on the drinking in the last couple years. i might have a couple during the week, but that is about it, and usually not until thursday or so. Weekends, I drink a little more, maybe a 6'er or so on Saturday, and 1 or 2 on sunday. As such, I normally only have a batch or 2 going per month, and build up a stock for in case I can't get to brewing for a while.

I am going to now break my routine when I go out tonight with my cousin and brother. Stone's Public House in Ashland (http://www.stonespublichouse.com/index.asp)


BTW- Congrats on quitting smoking! I too have gotten off the darts- It has been 1 and 1/2 years for me with no going back at all.
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Old 07-15-2006, 03:53 AM   #26
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Quitting smoking is one of the most satisfying things you can do. Once a month or so I am shocked to think that I used to smoke. It's been about 4 years.

As for the drinking.... I've really cut back over the last few years. I'll usually have a bottle with dinner unless the wife is out of the house then it's a bottle with dinner and a couple with dessert.
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:02 AM   #27
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Quitting smoking is one of the most satisfying things you can do.....

Roger that in a big way. I feel so much better. Also, I can smell a smoker a mile away, and I am amazed that I spent a large part of my life like that. When you smoke, you can't smell how bad it stinks.
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Old 07-15-2006, 12:24 PM   #28
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I teach kids (4-8 y.o.) it is even scarier that I can smell a smokers (especially if it's the mom, the dads don't usually spend enough time at home) kids a mile away; their hair, bags, clothes, even their books are soaked in cigarette juice.
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Old 07-15-2006, 05:55 PM   #29
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We got stuck in a "smoking" hotel room at a conference last year. Honestly, I don't believe you could burn a carton of cigarettes an hour and drench that room in any more stench than it had. Everything felt greasy.

As far as Cheese's quitting; good deal. Anything to excess is detrimental. Moderation is the key. Papazian says somewhere that beer (like an English Milde, I believe) was a social institution and not a vehicle for drunkenness. One good thing about learning homebrewing is the ability to tamper alc. content if so desired.

I enjoy sitting outside stirring the brewpot, studying recipes, critiquing my own stuff, having others critique it, and even converting the occasional BudL*ght (the Queen of Beers) drinker over to real beer. Bottling sucks but hey, every hobby has a drawback (like cleaning guns or changing oil).

The fact that a liter at bedtime helps me sleep a little sounder is just a plus...
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Roger that in a big way. I feel so much better. Also, I can smell a smoker a mile away, and I am amazed that I spent a large part of my life like that. When you smoke, you can't smell how bad it stinks.
I never realized that non-smokers can smell people smoking in other cars until I quit. The one downside of quitting is that the world is a stinkier place.
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