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Old 07-15-2013, 07:19 AM   #1
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Mine absolutely refuses to let me brew while she's sleeping....or the kids are home...or when she's awake, because it's such a major inconvenience to her. I had to cancel my brew day I told her about in advance because she wasn't going anywhere...
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:21 AM   #2
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Mine absolutely refuses to let me brew while she's sleeping....or the kids are home...or when she's awake, because it's such a major inconvenience to her. I had to cancel my brew day I told her about in advance because she wasn't going anywhere...
No way I would have complied. This is very inconsiderate...

Next time she goes crazy like that, call some friends to meet at the nearest strip club.

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Old 07-15-2013, 09:31 AM   #3
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No, aside from the fact that mine wants to sneak a taste every 45 minutes post-fermentation.

 
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:33 AM   #4
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When I don't clean the mash tun for 3 days and the grain sits gettin funky, yeah, otherwise no. Mine's problem is the fact that I won't let her cook food while I brew/bottle to keep the contaminant aromas to a minimum. (she uses a lot of pungent spice, so, my position makes sense)

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Old 07-15-2013, 09:34 AM   #5
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Mine absolutely refuses to let me brew while she's sleeping....or the kids are home...or when she's awake, because it's such a major inconvenience to her. I had to cancel my brew day I told her about in advance because she wasn't going anywhere...
So you are never allowed to brew?
Get set up to brew outside or in the garage. Give a little / take a little, I think going outside would be a fair compromise. And why not when the kids are home but she's not - unless they complain too, then tell them that sometimes in life there are things you don't like but have to put up with.

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Old 07-15-2013, 10:32 AM   #6
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My SWMBO starts complaining a few hours after I drink the homebrew... THAT's the smell that gets me in trouble.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:02 AM   #7
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You tell her that is your house too and she can't dictate everything around the house! I'm lucky enough that my wife supports my hobby! So it is easy for me to tell you to tell your wife to take a hike but I understand. Hopefully she'll come around! Don't give her all that power! A household is run by two people when they are married!!

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Old 07-15-2013, 06:25 PM   #8
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You tell her that is your house too and she can't dictate everything around the house! I'm lucky enough that my wife supports my hobby! So it is easy for me to tell you to tell your wife to take a hike but I understand. Hopefully she'll come around! Don't give her all that power! A household is run by two people when they are married!!
Exactly.

Not about this issue but there has been a couple of times that I have had to tell the Mrs. I am a grown man and me informing you I am doing something is a courtesy not your opportunity to think you are my mother and can dictate what I do. Whether it be mtn biking, going to a strip club with some friends, brewing etc, marriage isn't about one bossing the other around.

Honestly if I was you I would have handed her the car keys and said, "if you like I will call you when I am done, but whether you stay or go I'm brewing today."

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Old 07-15-2013, 06:32 PM   #9
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Mine absolutely refuses to let me brew while she's sleeping....or the kids are home...or when she's awake, because it's such a major inconvenience to her. I had to cancel my brew day I told her about in advance because she wasn't going anywhere...
Thats not cool. Definitely see about moving outside/garage.

I have brewed when she and the kids are asleep (both inside and outside). She has no issues so long as I can help with the kids and around the house the next day. So far she has not complained about the smell of coffee all day.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:38 PM   #10
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Mine isn't a fan of the smell, she says it smells like dog food. However she has never given me grief about it or even hinted that she would rather I didn't brew. Actually I typically ask her in the morning if she is going to the Casino (Reservation style) since I'll just be brewing all day anyway.
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