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Old 04-22-2006, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default Recipes for converting non-beer drinkers

My wife for the most part dislikes the big commercial beer taste. Any for that matter I suppose.

I was curious if any of you had recipes to make your spouses/girl friends into converts. Homebrewing Fans

My wife will drink Woodpecker on tap. I'm considering cider for the warmer brewing season anyhow.

I have a very light honey& blueberry beer conditioning right now (abv~4.9%).

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Old 04-22-2006, 02:48 PM   #2
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Nothing better than blueberry beer for those folks, in my opinion, or fruit beers in general. Laying off a heavy acidic hop load might be advisable, so that the fruit flavor comes through.


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Old 04-22-2006, 04:19 PM   #3
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You could always make her a Radler. Half beer half Sprite.

Pretty refreshing on a warm day.
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My gf really dislikes most beers. But one night at a bar, they accidently brought me two South Hamptons Imperial Stouts (for shame ). Instead of letting one get warm, she tried it. To my surprise, she really liked it and finished the whole pint. That brew had verry little hop flavor to it, and she said that is why she liked it so.

She also likes the tripple black and crap, but two of those sugar waters are bad on the stomach!

Pehaps you could try a beer that is simply low on hops/big on maltiness. Steep in some specialty grains for that character.
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Old 04-22-2006, 05:21 PM   #5
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Default Omitting Hops

Yeah, I think skipping the hops would work. Some body on this forum posted a tiger label of a IPA. The tiger was making a smirk like as if tasted something aweful. Anyhow thats the same face my wife makes when drinking a beer.
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I think making a light to malty beer w/ no hops then add fruit. Something tart enough to balance the sweetness of the malt. Rasberry or Tart Cherries...

Just like the Belgian's did before hops were discovered.

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Yeah, I think skipping the hops would work. Some body on this forum posted a tiger label of a IPA. The tiger was making a smirk like as if tasted something aweful. Anyhow thats the same face my wife makes when drinking a beer.
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I think making a light to malty beer w/ no hops then add fruit. Something tart enough to balance the sweetness of the malt. Rasberry or Tart Cherries...

Just like the Belgian's did before hops were discovered.

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I wouldn't say eliminate hops just reduce them. Maybe get the IBUs in the 10 to 15 range
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What kind of spices does she prefer on food? A spiced beer may be an option here.
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Milds work really well. Not very bitter or hoppy, but good malt.
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Yeah, but what RishBrewer said - don't eliminate hops, just use a little less, and with less acidity. No hops = no beer!
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My opinion on this topic (comes up often) is buy some samples of beers you think she might like first. Otherwise your brewing 5g of something you hope she likes and she turns her nose up to. And maybe you don't like it much either....


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