1 Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 11:42 AM


Lets face it, we as home brewers generally like to drink a bitta beer.. I ‘drink’ maybe once a week. Like, drink - drink. Now as a brewer I like to sink a beer or two a night to test and enjoy my product. I sometimes find that once you pop, it's hard to stop because you just want another. But I do (most times anyway)

what about you?

2 Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 1:46 PM

I used to drink a 6 pack a night before I started brewing so not much has changed. Though some days I just don't feel like drinking and have none.

3 Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 1:59 PM

The last couple of weeks have been a bit different but generally.

Monday and Tuesday, no alcohol.
Wednesday, usually one.
Thursday, usually a couple, but sometimes just one.
Friday is most probably a three day. Sometimes four.
Saturday and Sunday, anything up to six.

That'll be 330ml bottles. Friday, Saturday and Sunday would have a swing top of cider in the total.

4 Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 4:01 PM

Until the keg is empty.

5 Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 6:44 PM

Definately drink a little more than before I home brewed. Was usually beer free Mon-Thurs. These days at least one Mon-Thurs. Fri and Sat probably 6 on average and Sunday back to 4 ish.

6 Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 6:54 PM

Too much. Managed to string two alcohol-free days in a row together last week though. That's something, right?

Dang it, now I'm thirsty

7 Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 6:56 PM

Well I'm retired so don't have to worry about work next day, not that it really mattered too much anyway.

I normally have equivalent to a 6 pck every night, sometimes an 8 pck.

When I was drinking cat's piss commercial stuff, I wouldn't stop at a dozen or more. There is just no comparison between your homebrew and the commercial swill. But with my stuff, all around 5% plus, I just don't want anymore after my 6-8 stubby (375) equivalents.


8 Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 9:23 PM

When I first started brewing in about September 2015 I noticed I was drinking more than usual, got tired of feeling sick & tired. So over about the last year I only drink 3 - 4 stubbies on Saturday night. No drinking at all in the week for me unless it's a special occasion or on hoildays. Works for me

9 Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 9:33 PM

True dat. I feel lousy the entire next day from as little as 2x beers the night before. 4x beers and it's guaranteed. I had about 10 last night, then threw in a couplea bourbons for good measure

10 Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 11:05 PM

I usually have one at lunch, one while cooking supper, and one in the evening. On the weekends I might have an extra one. I am never drunk and rarely tipsy.

I am trying to cut out the lunch time beer because it becomes too many calories. If I only have two a day I have no problem maintaining my weight. If I have three a day I put on weight very easily.



11 Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 11:11 PM

Usually just a beer with dinner during the week, then upwards of 4 on Friday and Saturday then a couple on a Sunday. Although i think i will start to introduce a couple of mid week alcohol free days this year.

12 Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 11:09 AM

Like KR, probably too much.

I go through 3 or 4 long-necks most week nights. Often the limiting factor is whether I will be under the limit to enable me to drive the next morning. Depending on what is happening (kids sport etc), usually more on the weekend.

I go through a 30 bottle batch in about 7-10 days, so keeping up the production is a bit of a challenge.


13 Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 12:06 PM

In the working part of the year I just have one a night after work during the week. Fridays usually 3 or 4. Saturdays who knows, anything up to 12 I guess, and Sundays usually 3 or 4 but I space them out and stop pretty early so it gets out of my system before Monday morning. These are stubbies/schooners.

At the moment I'm on holidays so unless I have to drive I just drink what I feel like. Last week I would have 3 or 4 during the day while the cricket was on, but once night arrived I didn't really feel like any more. Today is a brew day too so I guess I'll get into a few now too

14 Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 1:59 PM

There is no real pattern to my drinking habits, as with my job there is little to no consistency with the days & times I work.

Today for instance, I have a late shift so will not touch a drop for the day. Tomorrow I have the day off & being forecast for about 29°C, I'll likely have an unrehearsed quantity before the day is out. The following day I have an earlier shift in the day & would likely have 2-4 after work before dinner.

In my younger years I would certainly have classed myself as a binge drinker. I'm not that person anymore, as I find brewing & drinking my different flavoured beers as more of a pleasure than a regime.

I'm more of a “go with the flow” sort of drinker, rather than a “man on a mission” type of drinker.



15 Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 2:23 PM

Drink more than I ever used to.
I'm 30 now but back when i was 25-26 i hardly ever drank beers apart from Saturdays with the cricket boys or watching the footy.
However, since I turned 28 and moved in with my now fiancee' I've started drinking more often (funny how that works).

If I have any self control I usually only drink friday/sat/sun, although I end up usually having a beer or two whilst cooking dinner through the week.

I've developed a bit of a beer belly the last few years, so I need to cut back and get into some training to work it off.

Makes it hard when you enjoy home brewing so much. haha

16 Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 3:06 PM

Otto Von Blotto:

Today is a brew day too so I guess I'll get into a few now too

This I refer to as “the law”. SWMBO is never to happy though when she comes home to find me brewing away, half cut. Somehow she doesn't seem to think that “But it's the law!!” is a justified explanation. Pfft.

For those worried about their weight, if you're able then just ride a bike to work. It's not as hard as it sounds and you'll probably enjoy it.

17 Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 3:39 PM

Yup, always have to have at least one beer during a brew day. My missus isn't too worried about my drinking habits, it was the smoking that concerned her from a health aspect and fair enough.

I'm only on my third beer in about 3 hours so I'm pretty much still sober at the moment. Probably a good thing during a hop boil!

18 Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 4:01 PM

Usually have a schooner at the end of the day and atleast one with dinner. If sports are on a few more. When I'm on night shift it's obviously none which means the next 3 nights from tomorrow will be alcohol free.

19 Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 4:06 PM

Up to 3 long necks at night after work - usually wake up with the last glass not finished.
More on days off.

20 Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 5:38 PM

About 12 longnecks Friday and Saturday, none during the week I would have a couple through the week if icould get away with it but I married a non drinker I,m stuffed