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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
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Offline Norm!

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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2011, 02:55:03 PM »
I too start early in the morning so when the clock strikes 12:00, I pour one by the time I'm cleaning up Ive had a few! ;D
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2011, 03:34:06 PM »
Sometimes I have one or two, lately I've been waitng until I'm finished cleaning up, so I can kick back and relax.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2011, 03:51:02 PM »
We have just enough.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2011, 03:56:29 PM »
Not until the wort's in the fermenters and things are cleaned and put away. If I have a few during the brew, I tend to get lazy and sometimes forget things I shouldn't so no beer for me.

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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2011, 04:52:43 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.

Same for me.  I enjoy having a beer while brewing (it just seems to make sense), but no more than two so I'm not increasing my chances of messing up.  I have more than enough ability to do that without being tipsy! ;D
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2011, 05:11:30 PM »
Only once I've cleaned the house to the point you wouldn't know I had been brewing. If I cracked one open during clean-up I'd start rationalizing why I needed to finish later, and it's SO much easier to clean right away.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2011, 05:13:30 PM »
I've had a few but generally don't like to start drinking until the wort is chilling or later.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2011, 05:47:50 PM »
Nothing here. Boiling wort is better left in the kettle and not on me.

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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2011, 06:13:19 PM »
None until all the clean up is done and everthing put away.  That is the carrot on the end of the stick for me, a yummy homebrewed beer at the end of the day!
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2011, 07:33:43 PM »
I start brewing early and I would NEVER have a brew before noon.  But prior to that, Bloody Marys are perfectly legal, and a nutricious breakfast supplement.  And pretty soon you figure out that it's noon somewhere, why be discriminatory based on time zone?  That reminds me of a Mardi Gras story, but I digress.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2011, 07:51:58 PM »
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2011, 07:57:55 PM »
I don't usually have a drink until the yeast is pitched and clean up is done. Then I sit down, relax and have a home brew.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2011, 08:06:08 PM »
Typically I would use my dial thermometer to puncture my eardrums rather than listen to country muzak, but at least he gives a nod to Jimmy Buffet.  He does have the right idea though.  Perhaps Staind will remake the song.  In the meantime, I'm going to click on the link again...

OK, you forced me to tell a story.  I had to take a redeye to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, I arrived about 6am.  A bunch of my friends were already there, they had young kids at the time, so they were already awake.  I walk in and one of my buddies looks at me and tells me that I need a beer.

"What?! At 6 am?"

"How much sleep did you get on the plane?"

"Basically none."

"So it's still last night for you."

"Good point."  So I opened an Abita Turbodog.

And my buddy says, "Well, I can't let you drink alone...'  and opens one for himself.
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Re: How much homebrew do you drink while brewing?
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2011, 08:11:17 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.

+1 on the cleanup - it's onerous enough without any beer onboard, but man I dread cleaning and outting away after a beer or two...
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