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How much time do you spend on beer?

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

  1. LarryAppleton

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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

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    Way too much,:eek:

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

    Time flies..
     
  3. jhartley

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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    way too much time on this friggen site
     
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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    I would say around 2 to 3 hours per week.
     
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    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

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    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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    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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    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
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    I hear ya w/the time passer byer!
     
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    A few hours per day, spread throughout the day.
     
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    Since I've become an avid poster on this site, my time spent on beer has increased significantly.
     
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    A "shit-ton" is the correct response.
     
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  30. terrapinfan88

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

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    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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