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Old 08-05-2011, 04:15 AM   #31
Aug 2011
Austin, Texas
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Brew the Austin Homebrew Supply Abita Purple Haze (21A) clone. She will love it.
Kegged: EdWort's Apfewein
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:32 AM   #32
Aug 2010
Wisconsin, WI
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You could try a shandy as well. Take some lemons in a bag in the secondary. Or stick with a cream ale. Search for cream of three crops and you'll find a pretty easy drinking brew for your wife. My wife loves the stuff.
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:39 AM   #33
May 2011
Chillicothe, Ohio
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Originally Posted by 20000Barrels View Post
My wife I brewed a blonde Ale together.

The couple that brews together stays together.
+1 to this. If you think she would go for it, ask her to. If not that, maybe ask her to cap for you. If she takes ownership in some way, she may find it to be more rewarding instead of something "you do". Chicks dig the "we" sh!t.

You said "crazy fruity" in your OP. Realize that there are things that you can make with fruit that will not be "crazy" fruity, just fruity. If you are opposed to any fruit at all try doing a blond/pale with a pretty fruity hop (citra, simcoe?). I just did BM's centennial blond with all simcoe late additions, and the fermentor and beer sure smells like fruit.
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On Deck: Birthday IIPA
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:07 AM   #34
May 2011
Des Moines, IA
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Hops is an acquired taste for many. My wife started out a few years back nothing but BMC. Started her on a few store bought wheats, then a few of the Sam Adams seasonals and just worked my way up the IBU chain slowly but surely. She's made it all the way now...just tried a 70 IBU IPA I made recently and I was shocked when she loved it. It's a matter of conditioning. Now she HATES BMC with a passion, says it has zero flavor.

Patience grasshopper.

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Old 08-05-2011, 05:10 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by BulldogBrewer View Post
She doesn't like it so you have to stop??? Time for a trade in.
From Monty Python, "She's a witch! Burn her!!"

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Old 08-05-2011, 05:15 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by Beezy View Post
My wife likes my beer anyway. If she didn't? More for me.
This x1000000000. No reason to give up a hobby you enjoy simply because your significant other doesn't like your efforts.
Primary: nada
Secondary: emptyness
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:19 AM   #37
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You could also brew up some cider or mead for her. That will keep her happy while you brew whatever you want.

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Old 08-05-2011, 05:42 AM   #38
Dec 2010
West Lafayette, IN
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Originally Posted by iaefebs View Post

I use the Anagram LOL a lot, even though I am not literally LOL'ing. In this case, I am.


Thank you sir!
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- Sammy Smith's Winter Welcome
- Southern Tier Choklat Stout
- Rogue Dead Guy Ale
- Three Floyd's Gumballhead

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Old 08-05-2011, 05:47 AM   #39
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Leander, TX, Texas
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better yet... every batch you brew, buy her a bottle of wine...
If God had intended us to drink beer, He would have given us stomachs. ~ David Daye - - New Texian on Brewer's Friend New Texian on Pinterest

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Old 08-05-2011, 01:41 PM   #40
Mar 2010
Evanston Wyoming
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I make a heff and in the fall a pumpkin to keep the home fires burning bright....seems to work for me and more importantly for her!!!

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