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I think the subject speaks for itself!

I'm lucky to be standing at the end of brewing
4 (3.5%)
I shouldn't drive but walking isn't a problem
8 (7%)
I've had a few
45 (39.1%)
One and I'm done
17 (14.8%)
Stone Sober
41 (35.7%)

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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2011, 05:25:18 PM »
I have been doing back to back batches recently, so I mash in at about 5am.  No beer for met 'til after cleanup.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2011, 05:44:42 PM »
I make enough mistakes sober.  I can't imagine how badly I'd mess up if I was drinking.

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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2011, 06:00:08 PM »
Crap, I wont drive after one homebrew. They put you in jail for that here.

I had a Dopple Weazen Bock for lunch today right after I started the boil (after a double decotion mash I started at sunrise.) Driving after that is pure stupid.

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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2011, 07:32:00 PM »
Malticulous, where in Beer Hell are you at?

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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2011, 04:30:13 AM »
Malticulous, where in Beer Hell are you at?
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2011, 05:40:28 AM »
I make enough mistakes sober.  I can't imagine how badly I'd mess up if I was drinking.

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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2011, 05:54:49 AM »
Since I almost always start to brew around 7AM, I just don't feel like drinking beer at that hour.
Occaisionally, I'll have a glass of beer while I'm cleaning-up.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2011, 06:17:11 AM »
I have been doing back to back batches recently, so I mash in at about 5am.  No beer for met 'til after cleanup.

Hardcore.  I did that a few times before - exhausting.  I'm so tired by day's end when I do this. 
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2011, 06:33:54 AM »
My typical brew day starts between 6:30 to 8:00 AM, depending on what the kids afternoon schedule looks like.  As a result I usually don't get my reward, aka a tall cool to cold home brew, until either clean up is done or I'm back from the kids game/event/activity.   Those pesky kids!  ::)
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2011, 06:42:47 AM »
My typical brew day starts between 6:30 to 8:00 AM, depending on what the kids afternoon schedule looks like.  As a result I usually don't get my reward, aka a tall cool to cold home brew, until either clean up is done or I'm back from the kids game/event/activity.   Those pesky kids!  ::)

That's breakfast time!  Oatmeal stout?  ;) 
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #55 on: April 11, 2011, 06:44:00 AM »
I have been doing back to back batches recently, so I mash in at about 5am.  No beer for met 'til after cleanup.

Hardcore.  I did that a few times before - exhausting.  I'm so tired by day's end when I do this. 
Its pretty easy until 6:30 or so when I have to start the strike water for the 2nd batch and start the sparge (batch) process.  Then the multitasking starts.  My feet usually hurt afterwards, but I have a brew buddy that comes over about 7:30 or so and helps clear the mash tun, grinds the grain for the 2nd batch and loads the tun with strike water while I am tending the boil.  He is also 15 years younger so he insists on doing the lifting of full carboys and such.  What a guy!  Funny though, he is the one with the back problems!  I won't let him put the full fermenters down in the freezer, somehow I think I will be less pissed if I drop/break one!  We're still done by 1:00pm.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2011, 08:08:55 AM »
I typically start my brewday around 6-7am, and I need at least 2 cups of coffee to be a fully-functional human being. So I usually don't have a beer until I'm cleaning up at the end of the brew session.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #57 on: April 11, 2011, 10:30:59 AM »
I usually wait until I'm done cleaning up before I open my first beer. I don't want to forget something because I'm too drunk to remember but more importantly I don't want to get hurt due to carelessness from drinking.

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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #58 on: April 11, 2011, 10:46:38 AM »
Hmmm . . . now that I think about it, I've always attributed the beer turning out poorly to the beers I drink when I have company during a brew day (it's really rare, I brew alone 95+% of the time).  Maybe it's the company distracting me and not the beers!  This calls for a test ;D
This is why I prefer to brew alone.  Having people around, I feel like I have to entertain them, so I forget to do stuff.  I hate forgetting to take an OG reading.
I usually have 1 or 2 beers during brewing, always wait until the boil is going.  I've gotten shipwrecked a couple times while brewing early on in my brewing career and it resulted in forgetting to do some things.  Bad news.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2011, 10:50:22 AM »
This is why I prefer to brew alone. 

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