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Old 09-14-2009, 12:01 AM   #1
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Default Wife's reaction to new brewing hobby?

I have been happily married for 3 (going on 4) years now. I am 25 years old and I like to "make" things. I think part of this comes from me having an IT job and all of my work isn't on a tangible object, rather it's something virtual.

I'm a Ham Operator and I love working with electronics to "make" things. I also like to garden and grow things. Now I am wanting to start the brewing hobby to see if I'm successful at it and if I like it or not. The wife has heckled me about each and every hobby I take up.

Do any of you guys experience this or am I alone here?

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Old 09-14-2009, 12:06 AM   #2
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welcome to the club. i think most guys get heckled by their wives about brewing... hopefully it'll be in a fun way like my wife does, it's all in good fun with us. and i also think you'll find a lot of guys on here are similar to you in that we all like making stuff and geeking out on hobbies.

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Old 09-14-2009, 12:07 AM   #3
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Oh hell, you still get sex after 3 years. You wait till she heckles you when you take your pants off. You wait and see how good of a brewer you become because you know your success as a brewer depends on your, well your pants taking off technique.
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:09 AM   #4
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I have only been brewing for alittle over two months, my wife doesn't heckle me, but she does remind me of how she is trying to put up with it.
She is not a beer drinker so she can not appreciate
the "fruits" of my labor.
I try do do everything after her and the kids are sleeping,
but when she is around when I am brewing, she complains about the smell.
I am having way too much fun with this to stop!
Have fun!
Dave

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Old 09-14-2009, 12:20 AM   #5
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My wife is always supportive. She has been helpful with all of my hobbies. I think brewing is her favorite so far. She really enjoys great beer. 13 years now and I could not grow any older with anyone else.

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Old 09-14-2009, 12:21 AM   #6
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I have been happily married for 3 (going on 4) years now. I am 25 years old and I like to "make" things. I think part of this comes from me having an IT job and all of my work isn't on a tangible object, rather it's something virtual.

I'm a Ham Operator and I love working with electronics to "make" things. I also like to garden and grow things. Now I am wanting to start the brewing hobby to see if I'm successful at it and if I like it or not. The wife has heckled me about each and every hobby I take up. ]
You sound like me. Except for the HAM thing. IT, like to work with my hands, etc.


IIRC, like half this forum are engineers, and of the other half, a good percentage is IT people.
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:21 AM   #7
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I have only been brewing for alittle over two months, my wife doesn't heckle me, but she does remind me of how she is trying to put up with it.
She is not a beer drinker so she can not appreciate
the "fruits" of my labor.
I try do do everything after her and the kids are sleeping,
but when she is around when I am brewing, she complains about the smell.
I am having way too much fun with this to stop!
Have fun!
Dave
+1 to that. I am in the same boat as you. I did, however, just start a Sangria kit for her. We'll see what she has to say when it's ready to drink (she doesn't know I made the kit).
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:21 AM   #8
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I'm not married, but my girlfriend loooves me brewing, and the end result of it.

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Old 09-14-2009, 12:25 AM   #9
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My wife heckled me once. Once...

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Old 09-14-2009, 12:29 AM   #10
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After 11 years (15 if you count dating) its when they don’t heckle you that you should worry. Heckling is just good natured ribbing it keeps us humble, to this day still catch “grief” for little mistakes I made when we first met. If she drinks, you’re luckier than I am because there is probably zero chance of me producing a beer that my wife will drink. She doesn’t drink (much) Appletini’s and Smirnoff malt liquor is about it. I do IT work as well, so much of what we do is cognitive and conceptual that we like to have a hard copy output.
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