How much time do you spend on beer?

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  1. LarryAppleton

    LarryAppleton Initiate (169) Dec 1, 2012 Quebec (Canada)
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    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. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    Way too much,:grimacing:

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

    Time flies..
  3. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,426) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    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 Zealot (595) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
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    Probably around 10 hours a week on average. That mostly on trips to get beer and this website.
  5. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,264) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    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. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (2,119) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    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 Defender (694) Mar 6, 2008 New Hampshire

    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 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2012 Iowa much as I possibly can.
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  9. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Crusader (743) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
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    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.:wink:
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  10. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (480) Mar 7, 2010 New York

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

    beerborn Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Georgia

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

    creepinjeeper Crusader (743) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
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    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! :grinning: 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 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2012 Florida

    way too much time on this friggen site
  14. MarioM

    MarioM Zealot (514) Sep 13, 2009 California

    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 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    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 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Georgia

    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 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

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

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    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 Disciple (350) Jul 25, 2010 California

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

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    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 Aspirant (267) Oct 15, 2009 Virginia

    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 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    I have to say since discovering & joining BA it's completely ramped up to a serious hobby beyond just seeking out good 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 Devotee (468) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
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    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 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    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:wink:
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  25. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    I wouldn't call it a time waster. More like a time passer byer. :grinning: 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 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    I hear ya w/the time passer byer!
  27. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,433) Mar 18, 2010 California

    A few hours per day, spread throughout the day.
  28. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    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 Initiate (110) Dec 19, 2010 California
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    A "shit-ton" is the correct response.
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  30. terrapinfan88

    terrapinfan88 Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2009 Virginia

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

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    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.
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