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Old 03-07-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
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A year with no beer (or wine, liquor, mead, etc.) ...could you do it?

 
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:30 AM   #2
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:31 AM   #3
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A year without ALL of them? or just one?
The question is grammatically ambiguous.

 
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:36 AM   #4
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If I had to, yes. Would I want to? No.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:38 AM   #5
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all of them...at once.

you didnt have to do it, but you commited to it just to do it, do you think could you last the whole year?

 
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:39 AM   #6
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A year with no beer (or wine, liquor, mead, etc.) ...could you do it?
I could, but I wouldn't want to... I only drink beer and wine anyways, reserving the wine I like to drink right now since I can't afford to replace it. IF I only had mead running at this time, I would be looking at 9-12 months before drinking it anyway. Thankfully, I have beer to hold me over...

Not to mention, beer is GOOD FOR YOU!! They knew this back in colonial days. People who didn't drink paid a higher premium on life insurance, and were probably more miserable to boot...

"Alewives in Colonial America brewed a special high-proof "groaning ale" for pregnant women to drink during labor. In fact, during the Colonial period, alcohol abstainers had to pay a certain life insurance company premiums that were 10% higher than that of drinkers. "

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A brewer (home or otherwise) that doesn't drink (at all) is like a vegetarian lion... Sure, it can survive, but it will be a pathetic shadow of what it could be.

BTW, how do you take into account religious ceremonies? Where wine, especially, is an integral part of it...
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:47 AM   #7
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Yes.. I did it for 15 years...

but I missed it..

a lot...
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:57 AM   #8
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:06 AM   #9
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Maybe before I ever started, it was no problem. But back then I was a stoner. Now I guess I could if I HAD to. But I would not by choice. I'd sooner quit food.

 
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I'd sooner quit food.
Hmmmmmm, think you might be onto something here... Regular food only when at work, otherwise, all nutrition is via home brew.

Would be very funny, and somehow poetic, if we all lost significant weight this way...
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