Worst addiction yet... - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling > Worst addiction yet...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-14-2007, 12:53 PM   #1
Ó Flannagáin
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Wichita Falls, Tx
Posts: 2,998
Liked 29 Times on 21 Posts



Not really, but it's getting there. I haven't been able to brew for almost 3 months due to my overseas move coming up and I had plenty of homebrew already bottled. I want to brew so bad... in fact, I neeeed to brew. I quit doing drugs about 2 years ago, I quit playing online poker over a year ago and I quit cigarettes almost 6 months ago. All of those, cold turkey, no desire to do again.... but I'm about to lose it if I don't brew soon. My brewing supplies should be delivered in the states in about 4 weeks from today... I don't know if I can make it that long..... I'm probably gonna wind up buying new gear right when I get to Texas. If I can actually make it 4 weeks, I'll be brewing every night for a week straight.. I am going to fill ALL of my frementers.

Anyway, a little drunk on Kostriker and ranting....

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 03:41 PM   #2
Brewer3401
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Brewer3401's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2004
Southeast Louisiana
Posts: 1,152
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


It's like the expression: It's only kinky if somebody gets hurt.

If you don't hurt anything/body by brewing, it's ok.

Or something like that.
__________________
Fermenter: Blonde Ale
Brite tank: -0-
Kegged: -0-

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 03:52 PM   #3
Ó Flannagáin
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Wichita Falls, Tx
Posts: 2,998
Liked 29 Times on 21 Posts


Yea, I know it's not a real addiction, but it sure feels like one when I'm jonsin like I am!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 04:42 PM   #4
Drunkensatyr
 
Drunkensatyr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2007
Posts: 1,997
Liked 17 Times on 13 Posts


Where in Tejas you moving to again? If it is anywhere near Dallas, Swing by. We will have a brewathon.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 05:02 PM   #5
Ó Flannagáin
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Wichita Falls, Tx
Posts: 2,998
Liked 29 Times on 21 Posts


Wichita Falls, couple hours out. I'd love to hit up a brewathon, let me know when you are plannin something. I wasn't a brewer when I was living in the states so haven't enjoyed the pleasures of hanging out with other homebrewers.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 05:44 PM   #6
gonzoflick
 
gonzoflick's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2006
Orlando, FL
Posts: 466
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


<---------------------Addicted
__________________
Primary: Fullers ESB Clone
Secondary: Hierra Sevada Pale Ale
Bottled: NOTHING
On tap: NOTHING

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 06:07 PM   #7
fifelee
 
fifelee's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2006
Vaughn, MT
Posts: 1,046
Liked 40 Times on 27 Posts


I feel your pain as I have had a similar adventure to Europe, but I have been away from brewing for a year. There was no way I could ship my gear, so I quit brewing cold turkey and went into research mode (hence joining HBT). I feel like the most education brewer ever who has never tried AG. We are also returning to the States in a few weeks where I have may B3 packaged waiting.

Hope you have a safe and uneventful return. I know I can't wait to be back in the good old USA.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 06:19 PM   #8
Foreigner
Recipes 
 
Jun 2007
Posts: 259

Congrats on not smoking! I've been off them for 3 months now. But, as a consequence I've gained a little weight from my brewing monster. As far as addictions go, it could be much worse
__________________
I try not to drink anything harder than Gin before breakfast - W.C. Fields

Primaries: Ed's Haus + Munich, Ed's Haus + medium crystal

Secondaries: suck :)

Bottles: Chili Stout, Dry Irish Stout, Bitter Ass IPA, Headstrong Munich Lager clone, Lawnmower ale with chocolate and munich malt

Bulk Aging: Wildberry Sweet Mead - Orange Vanilla Dry Mead

Up Next: Orfy's Old Speckled Hen and an IPA of some kind

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 06:38 PM   #9
Ó Flannagáin
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Wichita Falls, Tx
Posts: 2,998
Liked 29 Times on 21 Posts


Foreigner! Congratz! Quitting smoking is such a feat, before this it had never been more than 2 days! But, I actually lost weight when I quit. I had to do something to counteract the cravings and eating wasn't working. The withdrawals got so bad I started running I would run until I thought I was gonna pass out. I'm up to 6 miles now. Could hardly run a mile 6 months ago.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 07:02 PM   #10
Foreigner
Recipes 
 
Jun 2007
Posts: 259

Quote:
Originally Posted by seefresh
Foreigner! Congratz! Quitting smoking is such a feat, before this it had never been more than 2 days! But, I actually lost weight when I quit. I had to do something to counteract the cravings and eating wasn't working. The withdrawals got so bad I started running I would run until I thought I was gonna pass out. I'm up to 6 miles now. Could hardly run a mile 6 months ago.
TY

I think what helped me most was this: smoking is not about the cigarette in yuor hand, its about theanticipation of the next one. Makes the one in your hand much less attractive.

My mild weight gain is likely a combo of being sedentary recently, quitting smoking, and homebrewing with a vengeance.

I tried running the other day (used to run like the wind) and could barely go 3 mins straight at a fast pace. 6 miles is awesome. I need to go into training I guess. I'm leaving for a week long portage trip in a few hours. I bet I'll get some good exercise then!

Again, good on you. Have fun on your upcoming brew!
__________________
I try not to drink anything harder than Gin before breakfast - W.C. Fields

Primaries: Ed's Haus + Munich, Ed's Haus + medium crystal

Secondaries: suck :)

Bottles: Chili Stout, Dry Irish Stout, Bitter Ass IPA, Headstrong Munich Lager clone, Lawnmower ale with chocolate and munich malt

Bulk Aging: Wildberry Sweet Mead - Orange Vanilla Dry Mead

Up Next: Orfy's Old Speckled Hen and an IPA of some kind

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Addiction alexavery Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 21 04-30-2009 03:47 PM
addiction? aaronbeer General Beer Discussion 19 02-17-2009 01:35 AM


Forum Jump