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Title: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: denny on April 06, 2011, 04:54:05 PM
http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/06/for-lent-can-man-live-by-brew-alone/?hpt=C2
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: bluesman on April 06, 2011, 05:00:48 PM
If monks survived long periods of fasting while only drinking beer, I suppose he can survive as well. Great PR for his blogsite.
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: jaybeerman on April 06, 2011, 05:03:21 PM
isn't lent supposed to be about sacrifice? nice read, I think I'll follow this one
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: Bret on April 06, 2011, 05:05:40 PM
Nuts.  Reminds me of the guys who did Supersize MeandSuperhigh Me.
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: Beer Monger on April 06, 2011, 05:09:46 PM
isn't lent supposed to be about sacrifice? nice read, I think I'll follow this one
He has sacrificed food.  He's living on beer! 

I'll have to try this someday...  ;) 
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: jaybeerman on April 06, 2011, 05:11:33 PM
He has sacrificed food.  He's living on beer! 

ok I'll say it one more time, where's the sacrifice in that?  ;D
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: euge on April 06, 2011, 05:13:15 PM
Doesn't seem like he has much time for editing, which is probably a good thing. He's getting over a 1000 calories a day from four 6.7% beers, which isn't too shabby, but I bet the initial buzz in the morning is something to deal with. ;D
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: Beer Monger on April 06, 2011, 05:15:14 PM
He has sacrificed food.  He's living on beer! 

ok I'll say it one more time, where's the sacrifice in that?  ;D
Clearly you aren't a 'foodie'.  My gut is a sad testament to my LOVE of great food: BBQ, Traditional German, Italian, Cajun, etc. 
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: tumarkin on April 06, 2011, 05:15:38 PM
obviously, this guy built up a store of beer bullets........ "He said his wife, Michelle, has been completely supportive. In his experiments as a home brewer in Iowa, he said Michelle "puts up with a yeast blow up on the ceiling."

I guess that establishes his credentials as a homebrewer.  ;D
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: tschmidlin on April 06, 2011, 05:42:42 PM
6.7%?  I thought historical lenten beers were lower in alcohol (not necessarily lower in gravity). :-\

And 1152 calories a day is not enough for an adult, he should be having 5 or 6 pints a day.  But lower alcohol.
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: punatic on April 06, 2011, 06:29:54 PM
PLEEEEASE don't tell Mrs. Punatic that Lent is not 365 days long!   ;)
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: bluesman on April 06, 2011, 06:32:05 PM
PLEEEEASE don't tell Mrs. Punatic that Lent is not 365 days long!   ;)

What did you say?  ;)
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: denny on April 06, 2011, 06:33:24 PM
PLEEEEASE don't tell Mrs. Punatic that Lent is not 365 days long!   ;)

I like the way you think.
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: maxieboy on April 06, 2011, 07:02:40 PM
PLEEEEASE don't tell Mrs. Punatic that Lent is not 365 days long!   ;)

I like the way you think drink.

Fixed it for ya...  ;)
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: oscarvan on April 06, 2011, 07:43:44 PM
Ever since I started drinking beer (again) and brewing, I have, well, added some gravity to my foot print. There is a number, 190#, (6'tall) that I will NOT go over. Whenever I get close I start skipping meals......

Most beer software will give you calories.... I may have to start paying attention.
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: Beer Monger on April 06, 2011, 07:50:25 PM
Ever since I started drinking beer (again) and brewing, I have, well, added some gravity to my foot print. There is a number, 190#, (6'tall) that I will NOT go over. Whenever I get close I start skipping meals......

Most beer software will give you calories.... I may have to start paying attention.
I never set a limit.  Now I'm going to be starting an exercise program in May.  lol
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: jaybeerman on April 06, 2011, 09:13:08 PM
6.7%?  I thought historical lenten beers were lower in alcohol (not necessarily lower in gravity). :-\

And 1152 calories a day is not enough for an adult, he should be having 5 or 6 pints a day.  But lower alcohol.

That's exactly what I was thinking; I would want some of that residual gravity/sugars rather than alc.  I think he's in for a serious "religious experience."  I can't imagine the light headedness I would get from multiple 6.7% brews on an empty stomach day after day.  

As far as 1152 for an adult – I think the UN recommends 2100 a day even for extremely poor countries. I know that in reality our (US) average caloric intake (3300 +/-) is probably close to triple the non-developed country average.

<edit> ok i took the time to read the whole thing.  obviously i had forgotten when lent starts/ends.  very interesting read
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: tschmidlin on April 06, 2011, 10:06:37 PM
I think he's in for a serious "religious experience."
If he overdoes it he might find himself praying to the porcelain god. :)
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: akr71 on April 07, 2011, 01:42:53 AM
Ever see the Glutton for Punishment (http://www.foodnetwork.com/glutton-for-punishment/guinness-diet/index.html) episode on Food Network where he tries the Guinness Diet?  He barely lasted 5 days and day 4 & 5 were hell - migraines and  weakness from the time he woke up.  Granted that was Guinness not a Dopplebock, but this guy is doing 46 days, not 5.
Title: Re: Living on beer for Lent
Post by: nicneufeld on April 07, 2011, 02:26:26 AM
I'd be open to the possibility of this working with, say, milds and bitters with alcohol contents in the 3s and 4s and plenty of residual carbs.  And if I was doing it I'd definitely have to take off of work.  Is this guy a stay-at-home husband or something?  I can't imagine drinking a fairly stoutish beer early in the morning, but a nigh 7 percent beer, especially not! I certainly wouldn't be getting in car to drive to work.

As an early student of the sitar, I suppose if I'm to do a "chilla katna" session I can fast with a keg of good beer!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilla_katna

Something tells me I'm not that devoted though...