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    Quote Originally Posted by George Curtis View Post
    Should one drink and cook at the same time ? Anyone notice a correlation of drinking and cooking accidents ? When I say drinking, it means alcohol is involved.
    I assume you're talking about grilling/smoking.
    1. Yes.
    2. Don't know - nothing to compare it to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimK View Post
    For the last 4 or 5 years, I've given up drinking for Lent.
    I did that when I was in college. *That* was a challenge!

    I don't mind a beer or 2 while grilling but if it's an all-day cook like a butt I don't pop the first top until later in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimK View Post
    For the last 4 or 5 years, I've given up drinking for Lent. Not because I'm uber religious, but it is as good a time as any to take a break. My other hobby is winemaking and I consume more than the average bear. A 6 week break goes surprisingly quick, but it is nice to know that I can do it. What's really frightening though is how great I feel after the first couple weeks and how much my sleep improves.
    I tried laying low a few times, and while It did feel great I couldn't fall asleep. I get up @ 3am everyday for the last 30 yrs and I need at least a nightcap to tuck me in.

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    Dealing with a toddler with a hangover is not an option so typically there's no drinking involved when I cook. Even when I did I had a tendency to skip a step here or there if I was drinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Olson View Post
    I did that when I was in college. *That* was a challenge!
    Wow! I can't even imagine!

    Quote Originally Posted by timothy View Post
    I tried laying low a few times, and while It did feel great I couldn't fall asleep. I get up @ 3am everyday for the last 30 yrs and I need at least a nightcap to tuck me in.

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    Yea, alcohol is not a great help for sleeping unless yer passed out.

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    Drinking does not equal hammered. If I'm staggering, I'm probably not thinking about cooking anyway. Of course, I don't recall the last time I was staggering. That's a younger man's game. I can no longer take the pain in the morning. I suppose I'm impaired enough that the risk is elevated, but I'm by nature a very careful person and I see no correlation between having a few beers and any increase in accidents. I guess if I grilled/smoked on a wooden deck, I might give it a bit more thought, but I'm on a cement porch and take it easy on the consumption.

    My dad used to get hammered. Maybe that's why he never grilled.
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    my friends sometimes call beer "liquid stretch" for MX. I was surprised the first time a long time ago when I was handed the first of a few from a backpack on some technical (boulder fields / river beds / double track) terrain. I went with it, not sure whether it hurt or helped.

    There's a fine line (around 6-8 total for me) between feeling good & getting sloppy especially when consequences are near. I had a few beers on my roof towards the end of the first night (weekend before last), probably the 2nd too, & when my friends told me they were on the way to help on Saturday I had to emphasize "NO BEERS!" so they didn't bring the party to help strip off my old roof.

    cooking????? not too worried I set lots of timers if I need a reminder. If people are over I'll sometimes delegate which is nice too (hey - watch those onion rings, & then someone else is tending them). Just sucks when someone doesn't set the lid down all the way on the WSM or grill & the temp soars. NBD (to me) that's the only bad thing I've had happen.

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