My wife loves citra hops, so earlier this year, I made her the B3 Citra Pale Ale Recipe. It was one of my first AG batches. It is 12 lbs 2row, 8oz White Wheat, 8 oz Carapils and 12 oz Crystal. I had terrible efficiency and in the fermentor had 5 gallons at 1.046. She loved the beer and has drank almost the entire 5 gallon keg.
So, the great husband that I am, I brewed her another batch today. Since the first batch, I've done about 12 AG batches, learned alot about my water and how to treat it, built a RIMS toolbox and a really cool sparge ring. The exact same recipe yielded a 5 gallons at 1.082!
She is tickled pink that she's got another batch in the works, so when her first keg is gone, she'll have another.......but this isn't going to be the same beer!
I don't imagine it will be the same color, I know it won't be the same flavor and the alcohol is going to be increased by almost 2! After 1 pint, her 120 lb butt is gonna be toasted!
I know it's an improvement, other brewers know it's an improvement, how do I explain to my wife that the new beer is better?