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Old 07-24-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
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The other night, I was talking to boyfriend about how he should go to the local home brewers club meeting by himself, since I will most likely be out of town on that day. And he looks at me and says, "I don't want to go. I'll look like a noob. You're the one who's been reading about all this stuff - I just put stuff in a pot and mix it together. At least you could intelligently discuss it." But with most everybody here, it seems to be the opposite - the man does all the brewing while the woman contributes occasionally. Or at least that's the vibe I've gotten.

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Old 07-24-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
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male dominated, but I have met a few great female brewers

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Old 07-24-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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Male dominated because most men drink beer and have the interest in brewing. Most women drink wine coolers or fruity mixed drinks and dislike beer. Thus, they have little interest in homebrewing.

Nothing against female brewers or female beer drinkers it is just that they are in the minority.

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Yes, mostly males, but our club has several excellent female brewers/meadmakers.

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[bf:] I'll look like a noob.
So? Homebrewers, esp in clubs, are quite welcoming to noobs. All the homebrewers I've met from Laramie/Cheyenne are quite nice. If he actually likes beer & brewing, encourage him to go and maybe learn something.
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Male dominated yes, but I do wish it was more balanced. Brewing in many cultures was always the woman's role. That's where the word brewster came from.

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The other night, I was talking to boyfriend about how he should go to the local home brewers club meeting by himself, since I will most likely be out of town on that day. And he looks at me and says, "I don't want to go. I'll look like a noob. You're the one who's been reading about all this stuff - I just put stuff in a pot and mix it together. At least you could intelligently discuss it." But with most everybody here, it seems to be the opposite - the man does all the brewing while the woman contributes occasionally. Or at least that's the vibe I've gotten.

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Our Story! I am the wifey checking & researching out all of the information to tell the hubby! i have an account on here, but the hubby wants one, too... But he has other hobbies that he attends to. So, I got on the beer brewing forum. The hubby listens to me & reads up on what he wants to. We follow the recipe & brew the beer together... Although, the hubby is just as interested in the beer brewing as I am.

Interesting, I know.
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I am trying to get my girlfriend to join me in my conquest but it wasnt always male dominated

http://brewess.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/history-of-women-brewers/

"According to beer historian Alan Eames, the religious myths of ancient societies credit the creation of beer to women. For the Pharaonic Egyptians, the goddess Hathor invented beer. She was worshiped throughout the dynastic ages as the “queen of drunkness and dance and the inventress of beer” (1). For the ancient Fins, however, ale was created by three women: Osmotor, Kapo, and Kalevatar. While trying to prepare for a wedding feast, Kalevatar combined saliva from a bear with wild honey, added it to beer, and created the gift of ale (1)."

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Male dominated because most men drink beer and have the interest in brewing. Most women drink wine coolers or fruity mixed drinks and dislike beer. Thus, they have little interest in homebrewing.

Nothing against female brewers or female beer drinkers it is just that they are in the minority.
I love beer way more than fuity drinks... Fruity drinks get to be a little too much... Now, don't get me wrong... The hubby & I also love a good bottle of wine every once in a while.... I think you assumption might be right... But I know plenty of chicks that choose the malt over the fruit.
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I do all the recipe formulating and learned all the do's and donts, but my girlfriend helps me out on brew days sometimes. Tell your boyfriend that by going to the club it's gonna teach him a lot. The better brewers in the club should be happy to give him advice and so forth. Everyone is a noob at some point it's not that big of a deal.

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