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Old 10-22-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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I've read other threads on this, but searched and couldnt find anything.....


Anyways, I was curious as to how much you drink, on average. I usually have a pint or 2 an evening. My SWMBO worries about me and with how much I drinkk now that I am brewing. I know that I'm not an alcoholic b/c I care more about the flavor in the beer and not the alcohol, and if I could get the same flavors in NA beer, I would prob brew that.

So, i did some research for SWMBO and found that moderate drinking (1-2 per day for a guy) is good and can be healthy, but she still worries. Like I said, I usually have 1-2 beers a night and then more on weekends. Does this sound about normal for the average homebrewer???

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Old 10-22-2009, 11:48 AM   #2
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Psh that's nothing, she should calm down. I try not to drink more than 1 or 2 on week nights cause of the calories mainly, but on the weekend its all out with 10-15+ a night and 6ish on sunday night (family guy drinking game, woooo!)

 
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:53 AM   #3
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I agree with Falcor - during the week I usally just have one in the evening with supper or while relaxing watching TV. I try to stay in decent shape so I try to watch waht I eat/drink during the week. Over the weekend usually go through about 20 beers. Would say usually drink between 18-24 beers a week. Usually closer to the 24 mark lol

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Old 10-22-2009, 12:44 PM   #4
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During the week I'll pull tasters for drinking if I'm going to have anything. I'd say 2 or 3 days a week I'll have between 2 and 4 4oz tasters. On a normal weekend day (read: no party) I'll usually have 2-3 12ounce pours. I also normally have 1 or 2 cocktails or evening bourbons a week.

If we have a party, I'll drink maybe 4 or 5 pints.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:50 PM   #5
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1-2 glasses, usually not full pints. Weekends are not much different unless there is a party, then look out! jk.

I am confident I am not an alcoholic.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:51 PM   #6
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I'd say I average 2-3 a weeknight and 3-4 on weekends. My wife worries about the same things. Although it is much harder for her to keep track if you have beer on tap.

 
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:52 PM   #7
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it sounds like SWMBO is being the typical american. thinking that one beer a day makes you an alcoholic is absurd.

tell her to take a trip to europe. if you DON'T have alcohol at every meal people will want to know what is wrong with you.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:56 PM   #8
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I average 2 12 oz brews or 4 oz glasses of wine per day, 7 days a week. The challenge is deciding which two each day! Probably the most I have drunk in a single day over the past 10 years was 5 drinks.

 
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:06 PM   #9
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it sounds like SWMBO is being the typical american. thinking that one beer a day makes you an alcoholic is absurd.
Agreed. Thats what I was thinking. Beer gets such a bad rap. If I had a glass of wine a day, it wouldnt matter at all!

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I average 2 12 oz brews or 4 oz glasses of wine per day, 7 days a week. The challenge is deciding which two each day!
Yes, that is really the challenge. Beer tastes sooo good! I love having a variety of styles on hand and when I go to the fridge, I can never decide which I want!
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:08 PM   #10
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2 or 3 pints a day, no matter if it's weekend or not, party or not I drink more or less the same.

My girl drinks the same, so we never argue about that.

 
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