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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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How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« on: April 09, 2011, 12:39:44 PM »
We're hoping that a little polling will help settle a debate at my LHBS about drinking while brewing.  Thanks!
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2011, 12:40:56 PM »
I've done it a couple of times when I have guests for brew day, but in general I won't crack the first one until I'm chilling the wort.  The beer turns out much better that way.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 12:55:33 PM »
I am just now finishing chilling the wort and I'm on my third beer of the day.  It's 4:00 on a Saturday for cryin' out loud!
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 12:57:02 PM »
I have one during the boil ;)
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 01:04:08 PM »
First one after the yeast is pitched.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2011, 01:14:58 PM »
Unless it's a special situation, like Big Brew or Learn to Brew Day, none at all.  I wait til everything is done, cleaned up, and put away.  Drinking while brewing increases the likelihood I'll screw something, and the cleanup seems like much more work if I've been drinking.  Not to mention that I usually start by 9 AM and I just don't want to drink beer that early.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2011, 01:16:18 PM »
I'll usually have one when I start boiling and one when I'm chilling. I don't like having more than two during a session. I like to be able to think on my feet if need be.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2011, 01:25:05 PM »
Once the wort is in the fermenter I'll have a beer before I start the cleanup.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2011, 01:34:23 PM »
Tubercle brews in the afternoon so wort will be at pitching temp the next morning (see other thread somewhere about his). From the start of crushing grain to finish cleaning and sit down is roughly 4.5 - 5 hours. So I would say approximately 4.5 to 5 hours worth.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2011, 01:49:19 PM »
I've usually had a few by the time the yeast is pitched.  I almost never have one until after the wort is boiling though.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2011, 02:03:08 PM »
Tubercle brews in the afternoon so wort will at pitching temp the next morning (see other thread somewhere about his). Start crushing grain to finish cleaning and sit down roughly 4.5 - 5 hours. So I would say approximately 4.5 to 5 hours worth.

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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2011, 02:16:54 PM »
Depends on the time of day. I never have one before noon (Eastern time) and never more than one at a time. May sound like I enjoy drinking beer while brewing and I do. Only got sh--faced once (while brewing). Woke up in the middle of the night trying to remember if I pitched the yeast.


I guess it'd be the same answer as Tubercle....

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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2011, 02:44:06 PM »
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
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2011, 02:44:58 PM »
First one after the yeast is pitched.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2011, 02:51:03 PM »
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

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