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Old 05-25-2010, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Help! Wife wants beer

So, I have been brewing for over a year now.
I made the wife raspberry beer once by taking 5 gal of my blonde recipe and adding 1/2 can of raspberry puree to it.

Came out nice...but still to much "beer" flavor for her.

She wants me to make a Smirnoff Ice Raspberry.

Got any idea's????

Please i need the help, This women allows a 6 tap kegerator in the living room!


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Old 05-25-2010, 04:03 PM   #2
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Have you tried applewine? A lot of wives seem to go for that one. You could also keep some margarita mixed up in one of the taps. Sorry, I can't help you with the Smirnoff Ice.


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Old 05-25-2010, 04:52 PM   #3
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Maybe reduce the hops to bittering only and dry the beer out so that the raspberry flavor really comes through? By drying the beer out, I mean adding sugar - which will ferment out fully and thin the body, perhaps thinning out the beer taste too.
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Search the forums for "Drop top Cranberry HARD lemonade" thread, I dont know how to put it's link in this post. There is a recipe for a hard lemonade that can be tweaked however you want. The only issue is to properly make these drinks sweet, you have to be able to keg them to carbonate. But then again that may be a selling point on the kegging equipment
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I would suggest this

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/just...ml#post1091569
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Search the forums for "Drop top Cranberry HARD lemonade" thread, I dont know how to put it's link in this post. There is a recipe for a hard lemonade that can be tweaked however you want. The only issue is to properly make these drinks sweet, you have to be able to keg them to carbonate. But then again that may be a selling point on the kegging equipment
Couldnt you just backsweeten with lactose or splenda?
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Try a cream ale base instead of a blonde. Having the corn and/or rice in there really helps lighten the "beer" flavor, as does cutting back on your hop usage.

And listen to uwjester. Apfelwein is teh awexome. Served cold and carbonated, with a small slice of strawberry, it's a definite ladies' favorite.
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Lemongrass/Pomegranate Wheat. 1.5oz lemongrass 5min boil (add coriander if desired),

16-32oz Pomegranate juice and 2 oz lemongrass secondary. Voila!
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My wife loves most of the beers I make except for the hoppiest ones. She absolutely loves my blonde and wit. She informed me that I need to make the blonde my house ale


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