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Old 01-17-2013, 10:47 PM   #11
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I may drink a little more when I have it, but I drink a lot less when I'm out (it's hard to spend money on bottle beer these days).

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:47 PM   #12
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Yes (n=1)

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:50 PM   #13
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I do drink more. Not a ton, but more.
I've always got some handy, plus I'm eager to try something new when I see it so I can see what I think. Maybe even get inspired to try something based on a new type of beer.
Let's see if I keep this updated!

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:50 PM   #14
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Mine certainly increased , having gallons in the house as opposed to a few cans certainly adds to the temptation and ease of pulling another pint , but it tastes so so good and knowing you've produced it as well
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:56 PM   #15
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I usually have 1-2 about 4 nights per week. Can't remember the last time I had more than 4. My consumption has gone up though. Prior to brewing I probably drank less than a 6-pack per week.

On the flip side, I think my borboun comsumption has gone down.

Since I started brewing I definitely spend some serious $$$ at the beer store. I usually buy a few bombers at $7-$10 each. It's funny that I'll complain about $10 for a six-pack, but I'll drop $8 on a bomber of Firestone. I just dropped $50 during my lunch hour. I stumbled onto a few bottles of Dogfish Head 120. $15 each! I'm looking forward these. I've never had one.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:31 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by unionrdr View Post
That varies by the person. How many do you think you drink in the average week?
I would say 4 or so each (wife and I) 2 - 2.5x a week so.....

16 - 20 burrs a week or so.

Also, I should consider an increase due to giving away to friends and family. Didn't think about sharing but I already have plenty of folks that want to be on my list.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:28 AM   #17
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I drink less frequently and less per sitting now than I did before brewing my own. I drank 2-3 30 packs of Natty Lite a week with a sprinkling of something or another every once in a while. Since brewing my own I only drink 1-7 nights a week(I know I know) and usually only 1-3 beers on that night(s) that I DO drink.

So less quantity, but more quality.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:38 AM   #18
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At first, I went up a bit. I'd say the first 2-3 batches as I was eager to try and offer one to every visitor. Now I'd say I am back to normal. I usually have one a night once the kids and wife are settled into bed. Then on weekends I have a few. I'd say the consumption hasn't gone up, but my enjoyment of the craft has.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:40 AM   #19
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I actually am about to start drinking less. Well, already have, really. I very rarely drink more than one in a day, and when I do drink, it's almost always the weekend. I've been known to keep a six pack for a couple months. It shouldn't be an issue for me.

What I don't need are the increased calories. I really need to drop some weight, and doing so while drinking beer is next to impossible for me.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:58 AM   #20
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I drink about twice as much. Used to be I'd buy a 6-pack during the week, then have 4-5 on Friday or Saturday night. Now that I have several cases on the shelf, I can drink 4-5 on Friday, then fill the empty slots in the carrier and have 4-5 on Saturday too!

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