How much do you drink?

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Post by MORGAN » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:35 pm

I don't drink much beer except in real hot weather. Since I am in the middle of wine country(my basement) I enjoy a bottle of my own with friends. Now this stuff out of my still is another story. Two or three a day, mostly over ice. Try not to try to type after three. On # two now. See yall ,Morgan

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Post by rumbaba » Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:33 am

HookLine wrote:Blanik, I suspect our new PM is not really a drinker, might even be a bit of a workaholic wowser.
Our new PM is what ever you want him to be, apparantly. Dont get started on politics :wink: As for the drinking question, I have been in most of the boats outlined in the answers. When I was an apprentice Chef, and subsequently a qualified Chef, it was a standard day to sink a 6pack in split shift then another 6-8 tinnies after work. That was them days. I then went through a 10 year period of abstinence(the result of my passed sins cathing up with me and a serious car accident). I now cannot drink beer- too much yeasty gas in the stomach. When I last went to central QLD I had a rum and coke, which by a system of slow evolution has led to distilling my own rum. Love it; the whole process, fermenting,distilling, cutting, ageing, bottling and DRINKING it. I dont drink much of it, but when I do I give it a good nudge. A bottle of750ml@40%/ week would probably be a generous average.
Really though, if you are not going to drink it, why bother?

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Post by HookLine » Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:56 am

rumbaba wrote:
HookLine wrote:Blanik, I suspect our new PM is not really a drinker, might even be a bit of a workaholic wowser.
Our new PM is what ever you want him to be, apparantly. Dont get started on politics :wink:
Fair enough. I think that is actually one of the rules of the forum. No politics, and no religion.
rumbaba wrote:Really though, if you are not going to drink it, why bother?
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Post by punkin » Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:00 pm

I grow a stack of vegies i won't eat.
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Post by wineo » Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:13 pm

I may have a shot or two in the evening,or some homeade wine{Ive got close to 400 bottles and more in carboys}or both,or a half a bottle if im in the drinking mood.Some days I dont drink any.Its never been a problem with me.

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Post by tracker0945 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:04 am

Just discovered a great way to cut back on your drinking ---- put tooooo much tails in your favorite mix.
Works a treat.
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Post by rumbaba » Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:10 am

tracker0945 wrote:Just discovered a great way to cut back on your drinking ---- put tooooo much tails in your favorite mix.
Works a treat.
The trouble is, tracker, you only realise the day after. At least you know to be a bit more prudent with your cuts next time. It is really a time delay system, eh? I have noticed when I get greedy for quantity, and take my cuts to a lower ABV, that the result is a big headache.

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Post by Tater » Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:01 pm

enough :)
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Post by mtnwalker2 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:38 pm

tater wrote:enough :)
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Post by cannon.co.tn » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:32 pm

I love to distill because I just like doing things from scratch. That and it's in the genes.

I'm not a big drinker though. I usually have 2 or 3 drinks and 2 or 3 pints of homebrew a week. Got plenty of wine too but that's usually for dinner with friends, my wife doesn't drink wine and I don't like a full bottle by myself.
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Post by Usge » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:20 pm

I drink till its faare and partly cloudy. Then I take on some ballast. That sets me akeel for a while but, also gives me sumthin' to heave ovaher to right
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Post by BrianC » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:21 pm

I either drink beer, or spirits.
not both.
So,
if its a beer week.....
on average 8 cans a day ( over 8 hours )
if its a spirits week.....
1L of my own RUM

Should probably stick to my rum, but, as Homer says......
"mmmmm Beer"

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Post by RoundEye » Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:48 pm

Shit, I feel like a drunk now. I drink every day after work. I never really get drunk but just get a decent glow that helps me get some sleep. I got multiple sclerosis so it helps with the pain. The doctors used to give me handfulls of valium and baclophen. I stopped that so i wouldn't become a junkie.
I just toss in a few ice cubes then fill it up with something nice. Usually a Makers Mark or a Johnny Walker. I can roll through a 1/2 gallon of 100proof vodka in about 9 days time and never have gotten drunk. Maybe it's because I'm a big guy so it doesn't hit me very hard.

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Post by blanikdog » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:23 pm

After the past weekend I have sworn off drinking for the next 30,000 hours!!

My wife was not happy on the third day she picked me up. Nor was I for the next two days. :oops: :oops: :oops:

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It gets worse. I discovered today at the RSL that we went out looking at christmas lights in town. I wonder if I had fun. :oops:
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Post by Butch50 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:31 pm

blanikdog wrote:After the past weekend I have sworn off drinking for the next 30,000 hours!!

My wife was not happy on the third day she picked me up. Nor was I for the next two days. :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Post by bushido » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:52 pm

I drinks a bit. Not much for beer though. Hard to say how much exactly, as I seem to usually have help, but 4 to 5 litres a week of high test usually goes across the bar. I would venture that about 1.5 litres of that I am personally responsible for. Haven't gotten fall down drunk in ages though, just recreational drinking. Never worked today, had maybe 12-15 shots.
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Re: How much do you drink?

Post by BrooklynTech » Thu May 10, 2012 12:54 pm

Started brewing and distilling about a year ago. Before that I didn't drink a lot of anything. Afew bottles over a 3 hour period at a bar on the weekend.

Now I have at least 1 beer (home brew or S.N.) a day around 3 p.m. and one show of my brandy, and a glass of wine just before bed. Just learned about Irish Cream and me and the wife have been downing a liter about a week and a half. Been alternating the wine and irish cream daily.

I'm 70 and I g uess my liver is in pretty good shape.

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Re: How much do you drink?

Post by Bonjimmi » Thu May 10, 2012 3:48 pm

I drink to make other people more interesting..... :wink:
Some days I don't drink at all... Some days it's 8 to 10 shots... :twisted:
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Re: How much do you drink?

Post by USACelt » Thu May 10, 2012 6:18 pm

enough to float a battleship.
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Re: How much do you drink?

Post by Prairiepiss » Thu May 10, 2012 6:57 pm

I poured 3 fingers tonight. And the last time I had a drink was 2 weeks ago. What does that tell ya?
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Re: How much do you drink?

Post by fullhouse » Thu May 10, 2012 7:02 pm

Not near as much as I used to, and prolly still MORE than i should :wtf:
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Re: How much do you drink?

Post by Fastill » Thu May 10, 2012 7:43 pm

2-3 drinks a night after work. If I don't, I won't sleep and that makes for a very bad day at work tomarrow. If I have 4-5 drinks, I won't sleep either, just winds me up. I need to keep my ballance between not enough and too much. Sometimes it is harder than it should be. :oops:
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Re: How much do you drink?

Post by BrooklynTech » Thu May 10, 2012 7:44 pm

Prairiepiss wrote:I poured 3 fingers tonight. And the last time I had a drink was 2 weeks ago. What does that tell ya?
That you probably have a lot stored away. :D

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Re: How much do you drink?

Post by bentstick » Thu May 10, 2012 8:06 pm

2 to 3 good drinks a nite, but like they say when you go to the doctor and they ask "how much and what do you in a day/ week" they are taught to double it automatically, so just sayin :crazy:
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Re: How much do you drink?

Post by Odin » Thu May 10, 2012 10:48 pm

No! Mr. P drank everything already, that is why he is so low on consumption! I am right, there, am I not, Mr P?

I mind read mentors. Another one of my hobby's. ;)

BTW, I drink maybe two, three glasses an evening, when the weekend starts. Ah! It is Friday today!

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Post by Bayou-Ruler » Fri May 11, 2012 4:32 am

I don't drink at all :thumbup:
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Post by Odin » Fri May 11, 2012 4:46 am

But I bet your car does!

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Re: How much do you drink?

Post by Uncle Lozza » Fri May 11, 2012 5:13 am

I used to drink every night and had a crap diet and ended up with very high blood pressure so I cut out the meat pies and only had one bottle of brandy every two weeks, very boring! now my BP is normal but it took a year to do it so now I eat sensibly and have one bottle of spirits a week. I long for the old days but still have fun on weekends.

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Post by Bayou-Ruler » Fri May 11, 2012 6:12 am

Odin wrote:But I bet your car does!

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