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Old 07-24-2012, 05:08 PM   #11
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"bartender, The fruit in this drink isn't done fermenting and someone lost their mini-umbrella"


There are a few women here that are the primary brewer and not the helper.
But many are more likely to branch out into including wines/meads.

 
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:09 PM   #12
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This is a very male dominated hobby. That is not to say that there aren't some outstanding female brewers. It just seems that men are more interested in homebrewing than women.

In regards to your boyfriends reluctance to go to the meeting for fear of looking like a noob...tell him to relax (or RDWHAHB). None of us were born homebrewing experts. Almost every homebrewer I have met has been willing to share experiences and teach new brewers. He will quickly see that it is a bunch of nice people getting together to talk about homebrewing. He doesn't need to be an expert to participate. I am sure the guys there will be happy to have him join the meeting and be more than willing to just let him listen to the conversations and taste some homebrew.

 
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:20 PM   #13
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Male dominated, especially at the LHBS. My wife is easily 60% of the driving force that makes me brew though. If I hear "Well it's good, but not as good as your Belgian." I might scream. She would be doing the brewing if I wasn't. I do think it is a generational thing too. Looking at my family virtually none of the aunts are beer friendly, while every female cousin has no issues knocking back a good stout. Like all things, it will balance itself out. And as a bearded brewer myself, I'm excited to look upon a few less fuzzy faces at the LHBS.

 
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:24 PM   #14
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Most women drink wine coolers or fruity mixed drinks and dislike beer.
Around here, that statement will get ya a kick in the nuts....
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:26 PM   #15
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My GF is a big fan of good beer, but I do the brewing. She helps out by testing the results! She's also a great cook so we can collaborate on the pairing of beer and food.

 
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:31 PM   #16
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. Most women drink wine coolers or fruity mixed drinks and dislike beer.
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Around here, that statement will get ya a kick in the nuts....
HA! Or a least a whip to the groin.

And the interesting thing is, it's always men who talk about how much women love fruity drinks. The truth is almost all of the women I know like malty beers, often something like a bock or dopplebock, or stouts. I actually don't have any women friends who go for fruity drinks, although one of my very good friends tends to like lighter beers. She likes one of my IPAs alot, though, because it's not terribly bitter.

There are actually quite a few women on this forum, but unless you "know" them, you may not even realize that the person you're discussing beer with is a female.

It certainly is a male dominated field, but I know quite a few women brewers.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:36 PM   #17
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HA! Or a least a whip to the groin.

And the interesting thing is, it's always men who talk about how much women love fruity drinks. The truth is almost all of the women I know like malty beers, often something like a bock or dopplebock, or stouts. I actually don't have any women friends who go for fruity drinks, although one of my very good friends tends to like lighter beers. She likes one of my IPAs alot, though, because it's not terribly bitter.

There are actually quite a few women on this forum, but unless you "know" them, you may not even realize that the person you're discussing beer with is a female.

It certainly is a male dominated field, but I know quite a few women brewers.
Listen to this one, he knows his stuff.

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Listen to this one, he knows his stuff.
Knock it off!!!!! I have a WHIP! That should scare you.

Edit- I forgot I changed my avatar. I have duct tape. Probably not so scary.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:49 PM   #19
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Well, at least I'm not the only one who thinks boyfriend should go to the meeting.

The problem is that he's pretty antisocial and generally quiet and shy. Usually, he doesn't do social activities unless I make him come :P

 
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:52 PM   #20
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Knock it off!!!!! I have a WHIP! That should scare you.

Edit- I forgot who I am quoting. Probably not so scary.
The duct tape carries a less erotic connotation.

Feelin' froggy?

 
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