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Old 01-27-2013, 03:19 AM   #1
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I've been brewing since August, just started partial mashing and, being in Texas, have had moderate success with temp control. It's been cool lately, 65 in the house, and the last three beers have been great, and it's got me thinking how much better my beers could get if I had a better way to control my temps. Is there anything that you have said or done to be able to sway your spouse , who doesn't care for beer, that allowed you to get the green light to put a freezer in the house that is used solely for brewing purposes? I use a swamp cooler currently and I really don't see too much difference as far as taking up space goes. How much does it affect the electric bill? I can get a freezer for free, that's not the issue, I just feel like I need to put it in a way that she can feel like she is benefitting from it as well. Case in point, I am having a diaper party barbecue soon, we are expecting our second child, and she said that if I buy beer I can't buy craft brew, I have to buy lonestar or blue ribbon, and I said "how about I spend tem more bucks and get twice as much beer with more flavor that I get to make?" To which she said ok. Am I on the cusp of convincing her you think? Or should I just stick to the swamp cooler and brew farm house type beers all spring and summer?

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just say , "Woman! I needs a freezer!"

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Im in the same boat, I am going to make a sasparilla/rootbeer for the kids and put in an extra keg. then I will print/draw a picture of a keezer with two taps. one tap sasparilla the other something girly like raspberry ale. Ill let u know how it goes.

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just say , "Woman! I needs a freezer!"
Ahh...if it were only that simple! Haha.
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Im in the same boat, I am going to make a sasparilla/rootbeer for the kids and put in an extra keg. then I will print/draw a picture of a keezer with two taps. one tap sasparilla the other something girly like raspberry ale. Ill let u know how it goes.
bruva, keeping your lady happy is well worth brewing what you don't want once & a while. I made my wife a dill ale that was horrible on it's own, but great with TJ. the only beer she liked.
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Yeah, I started making ciders just to get her interested in my brewing and sort of let her have a place in my hobby, but convincing a pregnant woman that you need more appliances to make alcohol is a difficult sell. Maybe my timing is a little off. Although she might be swayed by your raspberry ale...in a few months, of course.
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yeah, I'd never say that. it might work for someone else though.
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There may be no easy way around it, Good luck! I know I'm gona need it. lol

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