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How much time do you spend on beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by LarryAppleton, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. LarryAppleton

    LarryAppleton Savant (360) Quebec (Canada) Dec 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Not including actually drinking it, how much time a day/week would you say you spend on beer websites, shopping, organizing the cellar, working on trades, etc. I'm fairly new to this world and I'm wondering of I spend too much time involved in all of this.
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  2. Way too much,:eek:

    Between looking up stuff, organizing(cellar,trades,BT list) and talking to buddies and BA's

    Time flies..
  3. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,330) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    Not sure if it's a true measure, but shit-ton would be my estimation of my time spent.
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  4. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Champion (980) Indiana Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Probably around 10 hours a week on average. That mostly on trips to get beer and this website.
  5. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (725) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Subscriber

    Too much, definitely, but at the same time not enough. Confused?

    Add the growing passion I have for home brewing, there is so much more to learn. And I tend to be just a tad OCD about research. It is no doubt a black hole for me. Drink a new beer, spend an hour learning about the brewery. Learn about a style, well you have to learn the history. Add all the technical aspects of HB...oh yeah...I got a disease....
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  6. 30 minutes on beer shopping, a few hours on BA, 5-10 hours on consumption. Nearly all of the consumption time occurs on the weekend.
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  7. Kelp

    Kelp Advocate (585) New Hampshire Mar 6, 2008

    More time than I probably should, but I enjoy every minute of the insanity. Between the drinking and website, I also brew on occasion and run a tasting group in NH. Always fun though.
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  8. Hawkharvs

    Hawkharvs Aficionado (225) Iowa Sep 9, 2012

    Lately...as much as I possibly can.
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  9. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Champion (950) Missouri Nov 8, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    When you hear "Beer porn, again?" and "No, we don't have time to go to the beer aisle . . ." on a consistent basis? I would say the right amount of time.;)
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  10. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (555) New York Mar 7, 2010

    Not nearly as long as your average BA.
  11. beerborn

    beerborn Savant (345) Georgia Jan 22, 2012

    When my lady started saying this I passed it off...now that my parents say it when I visit I should consider my "habbit"
  12. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Champion (950) Missouri Nov 8, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    It's what I hear every time I reach for the laptop. I mean it takes time and commitment to go through the " What are you drinking now?" posts! :D My girlfriend is actually quite supportive. She just reminded me that I called it beer porn first, lol. She thinks it's great that I have a hobby that I can share with other enthusiasts, because she doesn't like beer. She does like the 3 Floyds bottles . . . we keep one of each I try.
  13. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Savant (400) Florida Jan 26, 2012

    way too much time on this friggen site
  14. MarioM

    MarioM Advocate (610) California Sep 13, 2009

    If i'm not cooking, driving, flying, sleeping or drinking, I'm researching beer, surfing home brew vids/forums, on BA, organizing beer in fridge, buying beer or fantasizing about drinking the beer I'm aging.
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  15. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    If I am up north, too much time. The beer availability is better and I tend to hord a bit. Maybe an hour online and a trip to the beer store everyday. In my real life, I spend time like normal people and working on our ORVs or ATVs, which doesn't go well with drinking, unless I have a friend helping.
  16. beerborn

    beerborn Savant (345) Georgia Jan 22, 2012

    Mines getting into craft beer, and the father is revisiting it. I'm not sure if these are good or bad things yet.
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  17. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (745) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    If you're keeping track, then it's not working for you.
  18. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Advocate (520) Pennsylvania Jan 15, 2011 Subscriber

    Dunno honestly. I'd say about ten minutes a night here on the forums and a ten looking up stuff. I multitask everything though, even my beer trips, so they don't completely take up my time. So, eh, like three hours week on average. It's the forty minute trips I have to make to places like Vintage Estate to get a bigger selection that raise the average.
  19. TicoCali

    TicoCali Savant (460) California Jul 25, 2010

    I would say around 2 to 3 hours per week.
  20. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Until they block this site at work I don't want to count the time I spend here. Then add it my meandering around beer stores for what my wife calls forever, chitchatting with people working there, packing and shipping trades.....yeesh.
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  21. madtrixter787

    madtrixter787 Savant (305) Virginia Oct 15, 2009

    Eh, on a daily basis? 2-3 hours.
    Wake up: BA, Beerpulse, beerstreetjournal, fullpint, twitter
    Get to work: Wait for boss to not be looking, repeat above.
    Lunch break: Repeat without fear of being watched
    Afternoon: Repeat in bathroom
    After work: Catch up on everything I didn't have time to read during the day. Serious BA forum time.
    After GF falls asleep: Read whatever beer book is next to the bed.
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  22. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    I have to say since discovering & joining BA it's completely ramped up to a serious hobby beyond just seeking out good beer...to the point of me starting to homebrew in 2013 just to try my hand @ it. Added a beer fridge to the basement in 2012 so yeah it's definitely a time waster...but hell if wine drinkers can have a lifestyle why not the beer drinkers?
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  23. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Champion (800) Arkansas Sep 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Anywhere from 2 hours a week to 15 , depending if its a brew week or not , I usually brew twice a month and bottle twice a month if my rotation keeps going right
  24. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    Lol...or this one for me in 2012, "YES! please, just buy a fridge for the basement so I can have the fridge space back." Whatever you say dear;)
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  25. I wouldn't call it a time waster. More like a time passer byer. :D Every hobby is time consuming and this is no different. I do spend a lot of time on beer in general especially with home brewing now but I wouldn't change a thing.
  26. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    I hear ya w/the time passer byer!
  27. A few hours per day, spread throughout the day.
  28. Since I've become an avid poster on this site, my time spent on beer has increased significantly.
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  29. j47paco

    j47paco Savant (410) California Dec 19, 2010 Beer Trader

    A "shit-ton" is the correct response.
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  30. terrapinfan88

    terrapinfan88 Savant (320) Virginia Nov 15, 2009

    50 hours a week + when I'm not working... 60-75% of my time.
  31. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    An exorbitant amount of time, but since it's part of my work, tastes delicious, makes me cooler AND more attractive... I dont see the problem.