Saturday, 2 January 2010

A Drunk Diary, Episode One

I've decided that I'd quite like to know what I'm drinking when so I'll be keeping a drunk diary this month in order to try and know what I average a month volume, abv and unit wise.
If you don't know how to calculate the units in your beverage here's how you do it...
Multiply the mls alcoholic liquid by the abv then divide by 1000.
For Example : 1 pint Motley Brew(568mls) x 7.5%abv, divide by 1000 and you get 4.26 Units.
Wish me luck, I may well need it.
By Drunk Diary I do of course mean a diary of what I have drunk, not me drunkenly typing down my deepest darkest watered down thoughts.
Here goes nothing...
Date : 01.01.10
Drinks : Goose Island IPA, 1 bottle.
ABV : 5.9%
Units of Alcohol : 2.09


Melissa Cole said...

this is very brave mate, I may do the same thing!

Rabidbarfly said...

Thanks Mel, is it brave though? foolhardly maybe. Leaving myself open to all sorts of critisism. There are a couple of things I want to get out of this. Firstly, I want to know how much I'm consuming, unit-wise as I have never really paid attention to the units I have imbibed.
Secondly there's an eductaional aspect to it. I didn't know anything about recommended unit intake per day etc.. until I started this small project and if one person reads the blog who maybe usually drinks and drives then stops to think about what they are doing then job done.
Lastly, doing it publically on my blog means that the readers can pull me up on the fact I haven't updated by the day which is what I intend to do.

Sid Boggle said...

I think you've been got at by Tom and The Boy Dredge, and this is your way of rating beer...

Rabidbarfly said...

I will not lower myself to answer that Boggle. ;)