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Old 11-04-2008, 02:39 AM   #1
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So does anybody notice a rise in their Brewing/Beer consumption during the winter months. Or during any other times of the year?

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Old 11-04-2008, 02:54 AM   #2
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Yep - I always drink more in the winter months - sitting by the fire wathcing TV - Football, etc.

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Old 11-04-2008, 08:33 AM   #3
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Not here, we have the rainy season and the not so rainy season. I did notice an increase when I built my kegerator though. Does that count?
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:22 PM   #4
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:28 PM   #5
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I always run at 100% beer drinking efficiency. No room for seasonal fluctuations.

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Old 11-04-2008, 01:34 PM   #6
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Are you sure it is not just the election season? This election has got me drinking more.

But, yes. I find it much easier to have more than a couple beers in the cooler weather.

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Old 11-04-2008, 01:37 PM   #7
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Allow me to be contrary. I drink more during the summer months because I'm not working as much. Sitting around watching TV and drinking beer is a pipe dream for me during the winter. Way too busy at work.

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Old 11-04-2008, 03:00 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Laughing_Gnome View Post
I always run at 100% beer drinking efficiency. No room for seasonal fluctuations.

Really, I'm about the same. I hate that it's true, but my drinking fluctuates more with my stress level than the weather.

Beer is good for anything from hot dogs to heartache.

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Old 11-04-2008, 03:02 PM   #9
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Yeah I dunno. I drink more now that I have kegs I think
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:08 PM   #10
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Wait, No.

Like Joe, if I drink tooo much I get the sp......Oh. He didn;t say that did he?


I used to be pretty conservative. When the keezer was outside I found it to be a chore to go "out there" to get a beer. Now, it's like 3 foot from my sofa in the TV room so, I am assured to have up to several pints before beddy-by-time.

This has also prompted me to brew more.

The weather may have a little contribution to motivate me as well but, I am not so sure anout that either because I have yet to brew the fall. For certain it will be more comfy in the garage while heating and boilung but, I dread the cleanup bit.

Brrr. Cold and wet does not appeal to me at all.

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