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Old 01-16-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Post your weight gain

I know some of you folks gained a few pounds as result of home brewing.

Post the number of pounds you proudly gained as a result of your creations.

Ill start....

0 (my first batch is currently fermenting)


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Old 01-16-2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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Not sure what my number was, but my wife is back in school so she's too busy to make full lunch/dinners...so I'm slowly going back to where I was haha


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Old 01-16-2013, 04:18 PM   #3
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I've actually lost weight since I started Brewing but I had an unfair advantage in the weight gain because of all the going out and eating and drinking I did before
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:22 PM   #4
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I have only been home-brewing since November, but I worked in the beer industry for 20 years. Over those years (and thousands of beers), I gained 60 pounds.

Started working out for the first time in June and dropped several pounds, but beer and weight gain seem to go hand in hand. However, I blame bar food for much of that gain (who can't pass up wings or potato skins while enjoying a few cold ones)

I have not really gained much since November despite the fact that my home brews have considerably more calories than the large brewer lagers. However, I find that I savor fewer home brews vs. "pounding" a lot of the lightly flavored lagers. So I probably take in the same calories due to drinking fewer beers per session.
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I started jogging a couple weeks ago and I think i lost 7#. I don't know how I had Gina from beer, a lot.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:28 PM   #6
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When I started homebrewing in 1992 I weighed 187 pounds, and had for 15 years. In 2005 I started going to the gym and after 6 months my weight had jumped from the steady 187 to 210. Since 2005 my weight has stayed steady at 208-210. I brew around 180 gallons a year and drink over half of that myself, so I don't see homebrew as a serious contributor to weight.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:30 PM   #7
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Since I started to homebrew I lost about 35 pounds. I have no clue why I lost the weight but I am blaming the home brew
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Since I started to homebrew I lost about 35 pounds. I have no clue why I lost the weight but I am blaming the home brew
I believe it.

The skinniest I have ever been was the summer of my 4th year in college.

Perhaps it was because I consumed 3 cases of of the Bush light per week, leaving little money for food.

Was 175# 6'1 then now 250# and I may drink 1 case a month.

So is beer really the enemy or is it food?
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i took 3 months off drinking. dropped from 220 down to 195. starting the 27th ill be back at it. going to Russian River and a few other spots out in cali on the 1st. then its MI winter beer fest to ruin all my hard work.
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So is beer really the enemy or is it food?
sugar is the enemy.


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