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Old 03-06-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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Default God Help me.... My wife hates beer

Ok, so I'm one of those guys who has a wife who has the unfortunate problem of saying often (and vehemently) that she doesn't like beer....

I am totally convinced that the case is not that she does not like beer, she just hasn't found a style that she likes yet.....

She claims that it is the bitterness she hates.... yet she LOVES the smell of fresh hops.....

Problem is... what kind of friggin beer is full of hop aroma yet light on hop bitterness.....

Help me out HBT!! What recipes would you recommend for someone who "doesn't like beer"

I've been leaning toward maybe a Belgian Wit or something......

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The basic winemaking offshoot of basic brewing radio just released a podcast of a dryhopped wine, maybe a wine or mead or sour beer that has been dry hopped would work?

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Chootalkinbout? It's incredibly easy to adjust the IBU's down and the hop flavor and aroma up. Bittering hops, those added at 60/90 minutes, etc., add bitterness but not much hop flavor. Late hops, those at 15, 10 minutes, add flavor. Around 2 to 0 minutes, that's aroma. You want a low-IBU beer that is really hoppy? Just add very little bittering hops, but add a whole bunch right at the end. Problem solved.

Or just get a new wife.

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Just add very little bittering hops, but add a whole bunch right at the end. Problem solved.

Or just get a new wife.
I had been wondering about doing this very thing but was concerned with losing the antiseptic properties of the hops..... I suppose of course if everything is sanitized I'd still be ok though......

hmmm.... maybe you're right... a new wife might be easier!
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The basic winemaking offshoot of basic brewing radio just released a podcast of a dryhopped wine, maybe a wine or mead or sour beer that has been dry hopped would work?
so just do the whole boil and no hops until the secondary....... interesting idea!

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I had been wondering about doing this very thing but was concerned with losing the antiseptic properties of the hops..... I suppose of course if everything is sanitized I'd still be ok though......

hmmm.... maybe you're right... a new wife might be easier!
Dude, it's all about balance. Okay, your wife hates the bitterness. So just make a really malty beer. Try a scottish style. They're all malt. Yes, there's some bittering hops, enough for "antiseptic" properties (and look, to be honest, you're not shipping the crap to the east indies, dude. The alcohol is plenty to ward off nasties as long as your sanitation regime is sound). But it's a very malty beer, and your wife, she might love it. Who knows.
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Maybe your wife really doesn't like beer. My wife hates it. She doesn't drink it which leaves more for me.

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So, make a Pale Ale at the low-end of the style (4%/20 IBU) and dry hop it.

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some great ideas guys... thanks!

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