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Offline chumley

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Re: stop drinking for a month
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2015, 08:23:55 PM »
I did this once, for the same reason.  The first week was tough, the next three were easy.

Right now I am working on no alcohol for 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday).  Wednesday is cheap growler night at the local brew pub, and Friday/Saturday/Sunday is the weekend.  I might try another month without alcohol again, but that will have to wait until after the Super Bowl.

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Re: stop drinking for a month
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2015, 11:03:22 PM »
I am a one a day guy, not counting anything given to me, or that I brewed, or if we have company.

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Re: stop drinking for a month
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2015, 11:07:24 PM »
I am a one a day guy, not counting anything given to me, or that I brewed, or if we have company.
I like that standard a lot Jim, I may start to follow it as well, lol
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Re: stop drinking for a month
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2015, 11:10:02 PM »
I am a one a day guy, not counting anything given to me, or that I brewed, or if we have company.
I like that standard a lot Jim, I may start to follow it as well, lol

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Re: stop drinking for a month
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2015, 01:04:39 AM »
I didn't used to drink much during the week before I opened Yellowhammer... and while I have noble intentions of temperance Monday through Thursday it is challenging to keep that policy. First off, there's sooo muuuch beeeer. I literally have to sample beer every day, literally wether I like it or not. Meaning, sometimes I am not really ready for a beer and I have to sample.

Then, there are about 15 or so taps on the wall that are just there and after a long, 12 hour day, it is very tempting to pull them - especially during the hot Alabama summer.

But the worst part is bottling days, because we will always have a beer that get's miscapped floating down the bottling line, and we will get dozens of them during the day. They are perfectly fine beers, literally ice cold, and destined to be trashed - and it is hard not to pull one of those off the line near the end of the day and knock it back.

So there are a hand full of days that I abstain during the year, but usually I feel I'm doing pretty good if I don't drink a beer until after 4...

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Re: stop drinking for a month
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2015, 01:10:25 AM »
I'll add (perhaps obvious) the fact that many of us are probably imbibing more than 2 drinks based on what our doctors think is a drink.

I'll often remind myself that if I have 3 IPA's at 7%, I've really had about 5 Bud Lights. Food for thought.

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Re: stop drinking for a month
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2015, 01:24:04 AM »
I'll add (perhaps obvious) the fact that many of us are probably imbibing more than 2 drinks based on what our doctors think is a drink.

I'll often remind myself that if I have 3 IPA's at 7%, I've really had about 5 Bud Lights. Food for thought.

Yes, I believe a standard drink is considered to be 12 oz. of 5% ABV beer. 

I find it useful to break everything down into points (a standard drink is 60 points: 12 x 5).  A pint of 7% IPA is actually about 1.86 drinks:  (16 x 7) / 60.
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Re: stop drinking for a month
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2015, 01:33:28 AM »
I sometimes feel a bit sheepish when answering that question at the doctor/dentist. Why do they make the numbers stop at 6-8 per week making 9+ seem like a lot?

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Re: stop drinking for a month
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2015, 03:36:56 AM »
My wife wanted to do the January alcohol free thing and asked me to join her. Day 8 and it hasn't been too bad, although a warming big beer would be nice tonight with the howling wind and blowing snow outside.

The hardest thing was that she didn't warn me far enough in advance and the steam beer I brewed was just ready at the end of December. I'm sure it will taste even better 2/1.
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Re: stop drinking for a month
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2015, 01:01:56 PM »
I'll add (perhaps obvious) the fact that many of us are probably imbibing more than 2 drinks based on what our doctors think is a drink.

I'll often remind myself that if I have 3 IPA's at 7%, I've really had about 5 Bud Lights. Food for thought.
You are a pretty tough guy. 5 Bud lights would put me in the hospital

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Re: stop drinking for a month
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2015, 01:03:16 PM »
Whoops. I meant 4! See what drinking IPA's does to you?

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Re: stop drinking for a month
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2015, 01:04:45 PM »

You are a pretty tough guy. 5 Bud lights would put me in the hospital

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Re: stop drinking for a month
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2015, 05:56:41 PM »
I didn't used to drink much during the week before I opened Yellowhammer... and while I have noble intentions of temperance Monday through Thursday it is challenging to keep that policy. First off, there's sooo muuuch beeeer. I literally have to sample beer every day, literally wether I like it or not. Meaning, sometimes I am not really ready for a beer and I have to sample.

Then, there are about 15 or so taps on the wall that are just there and after a long, 12 hour day, it is very tempting to pull them - especially during the hot Alabama summer.

But the worst part is bottling days, because we will always have a beer that get's miscapped floating down the bottling line, and we will get dozens of them during the day. They are perfectly fine beers, literally ice cold, and destined to be trashed - and it is hard not to pull one of those off the line near the end of the day and knock it back.

So there are a hand full of days that I abstain during the year, but usually I feel I'm doing pretty good if I don't drink a beer until after 4...
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Re: stop drinking for a month
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2015, 06:18:25 PM »
I am a one a day guy, not counting anything given to me, or that I brewed, or if we have company.

hahahaha..... I think those are the same rules I follow ;D

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Re: stop drinking for a month
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2015, 06:33:41 PM »
I didn't used to drink much during the week before I opened Yellowhammer... and while I have noble intentions of temperance Monday through Thursday it is challenging to keep that policy. First off, there's sooo muuuch beeeer. I literally have to sample beer every day, literally wether I like it or not. Meaning, sometimes I am not really ready for a beer and I have to sample.

Then, there are about 15 or so taps on the wall that are just there and after a long, 12 hour day, it is very tempting to pull them - especially during the hot Alabama summer.

But the worst part is bottling days, because we will always have a beer that get's miscapped floating down the bottling line, and we will get dozens of them during the day. They are perfectly fine beers, literally ice cold, and destined to be trashed - and it is hard not to pull one of those off the line near the end of the day and knock it back.

So there are a hand full of days that I abstain during the year, but usually I feel I'm doing pretty good if I don't drink a beer until after 4...
Alas! We have found an honest man!

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