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Old 02-16-2013, 02:35 AM   #1
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Ok so I just got a new burner and brew pot today and I have been playing with that thing most of the day. Just getting the air mix right and finding the best spot to put it. You know what I'm talking about guys.

Well my wife tells me to stop and do something else. The honey do list is done so what else is there to do. She just doesn't get the point on spending all this money onbrew stuff. What does your wife's think?

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Old 02-16-2013, 02:36 AM   #2
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Same.

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:44 AM   #3
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I find it easier to brew or play with brew toys when she's not home.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:48 AM   #4
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I love my wife. She has her hobbies and I have mine. As long as I work on my honey-do list, the brewery work is fine. She also loves when we throw beer parties and likes the beer I brew.

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Old 02-16-2013, 02:52 AM   #5
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I have a similar situation. My wife straight up told me "don't talk to me about beer", to which I replied "then what am I going to talk about?".
It's easy to shrug it off and segment yourself from all of her stuff, but I find balance is key. I spend time watching movies I don't really care for, not too often, but still spending time, and she doesn't mind so much that I am brewing two batches while simultaneously bottling two batches and she knows not to bother me. If she is still giving you trouble, I would address it now and just say it is a hobby that you are really interested in and that you need some time however often to spend on it. Good luck, I know it can be difficult sometimes. Is she a beer drinker? Sometimes that helps. Mine is not, though she gets in moods where she will try stuff out to see if her tastes have changed. She's more into moscatos and sparkling sweet wines.

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:53 AM   #6
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Got lucky, have an indulgent spouse wrt my hobbies, and she enjoys my brews!

It's all good!

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Old 02-16-2013, 02:58 AM   #7
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My wife is just glad I am not bothering her.

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Old 02-16-2013, 03:01 AM   #8
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I think mine is just glad it's kettles and beer rather than hookers and blow. It's just easier on everyone if I have things to keep me from getting bored.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:09 AM   #9
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Ok so I just got a new burner and brew pot today and I have been playing with that thing most of the day. Just getting the air mix right and finding the best spot to put it. You know what I'm talking about guys.

Well my wife tells me to stop and do something else. The honey do list is done so what else is there to do. She just doesn't get the point on spending all this money onbrew stuff. What does your wife's think?
I don't have a wife. But I think it's important for each partner to be totally respectful. If my partner told me to "stop and do something else", I wouldn't take it well at all.

I don't garden, but I would never tell my spouse to get out of his garden and "go do something else", as that is his passion and not mine. He better not tell me to get out of my brewery or stop messing with my equipment, because that's my passion and not his! I wouldn't be very tolerant of being told what to do.

Maybe tell her that you have an idea for a new hobby or two. SCUBA Diving and/or boating. The brewgear looks like peanuts in comparison.
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I don't have a wife. But I think it's important for each partner to be totally respectful. If my partner told me to "stop and do something else", I wouldn't take it well at all.

I don't garden, but I would never tell my spouse to get out of his garden and "go do something else", as that is his passion and not mine. He better not tell me to get out of my brewery or stop messing with my equipment, because that's my passion and not his! I wouldn't be very tolerant of being told what to do.

Maybe tell her that you have an idea for a new hobby or two. SCUBA Diving and/or boating. The brewgear looks like peanuts in comparison.


+1. I wouldn't be real happy if my wife said that to me either. I'm so lucky to have a very supportive wife in just about every stupid thing I want to do. Her philosophy is, if I'm happy she's happy. It's funny, that's my philosophy too..I'm pretty fortunate. It's too bad that your wife doesn't see that you have a passion for brewing and brewing equipment.
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