Is This Really as Male-Dominated as it Seems? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Is This Really as Male-Dominated as it Seems?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-24-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
KirbyTails
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Laramie, WY
Posts: 21
Liked 5 Times on 2 Posts



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.

Thoughts?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
riverfrontbrewer
 
riverfrontbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Denver, CO
Posts: 1,123
Liked 34 Times on 29 Posts


male dominated, but I have met a few great female brewers

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
GilaMinumBeer
Half-fast Prattlarian
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Posts: 59,194
Liked 7676 Times on 6272 Posts


Male majority today.

Wimmin's work of yore.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 04:51 PM   #4
kh54s10
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
kh54s10's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
Tiverton, Rhode Island
Posts: 11,382
Liked 1790 Times on 1467 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 04:55 PM   #5
jja
 
jja's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Boulder, Colorado, USA
Posts: 50
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts


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

Quote:
Originally Posted by KirbyTails View Post
[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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 04:55 PM   #6
IXVolt
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
IXVolt's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Southern Oregon
Posts: 1,715
Liked 79 Times on 54 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 04:58 PM   #7
ASassyBeerChick83
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
, Texas
Posts: 323
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by KirbyTails View Post
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.

Thoughts?

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.
__________________
A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure.
- Czech Proverb



Peace. Love. & Beer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 04:58 PM   #8
Stretch1991
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Posts: 64
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


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...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)."

ASassyBeerChick83 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 05:00 PM   #9
ASassyBeerChick83
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
, Texas
Posts: 323
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by kh54s10 View Post
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.
__________________
A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure.
- Czech Proverb



Peace. Love. & Beer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 05:05 PM   #10
KeyWestBrewing
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Key West, Florida
Posts: 6,182
Liked 752 Times on 579 Posts


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.
__________________
EAC - 5/2/14

Growing Hops in Key West, FL....

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/casc...y-west-333466/

Primary : Hefe
Primary : Soon To Be Filled
Primary : Soon To Be Filled
On Tap : Bourbon Chocolate RIS, Helles Lager, Best Bitter
On Deck : Pomegranate Berliner, Dortmunder Export, Espresso Brown

*Member: The HBT Sweaty Fat Guys Cigar club

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wow...notty dominated my wort skyzo General Beer Discussion 9 02-10-2010 02:55 AM
Male Date-Drug uechikid General Beer Discussion 3 12-14-2009 01:43 AM


Forum Jump