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Chumley
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Post Number: 3364
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 08:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

(This one's for you, HH...)

A. Single, Married, Divorced?

B. If Married or Divorced, How many years in each category, per spousal unit?

C. If currently or past divorced, did your hobby of brewing have anything to do with the situation? How about your consumption of the finished product?

D. Do you ask your spousal unit permission before you brew?

(That last question was for TL's benefit...)

:-)


(Message edited by chumley on July 06, 2005)
 

Nick Zeigler
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 08:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*sigh*...
A, single.

BTW:
"spousal unit"
 

Mark Tigges
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 08:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A) Divorced, Remarried
B) Divorced 3 years, Married now again for 1.5 years.
C) No and No. I started brewing after I told her to take a hike.
D) You're kidding right?

Any inference we should be making Chumley?
 

Denny Conn
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 08:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. both...divorced before being remarried
B. the only one that counts is the present one...over 25 years, as much in love as day one.
C. didn't brew the first time around...my current wife bought me the brewing setup originally
D. no...nor does she ask my permission to garden
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Peter Roman
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 08:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A) Got a g/f.
D) I don't ask, I tell...
She doesn't bother me, she's cute, she's fun, she's a keeper.

Cheers for keepers!
Peter Roman
 

Jim Keaveney
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 08:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

a. married
b. ~5 years
c. n/a
d. no, i still have all my male "parts"
 

Skotrat
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 09:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. Single, Married, Divorced?

- Married

B. If Married or Divorced, How many years in each category, per spousal unit?

- 19 years... Same person... She's a peach. Would do it all over again

C. If currently or past divorced, did your hobby of brewing have anything to do with the situation? How about your consumption of the finished product?

- N/A

D. Do you ask your spousal unit permission before you brew?

- Never... I am usually told that we are out of porters, stouts and wee heavy and that I better start brewing some beers other than Wheat Beers.

She's a Peach
 

David Nelson
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 09:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Married, almost 8 years (been brewing for 11 so she knew what she was getting in to), don't ask permission, but do coordinate schedules to make sure the bairns are well-tended.

Cheers,

Dave
 

gregory gettman
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 09:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. Single, Married, Divorced?
Oh yeah Married...!!

B. If Married or Divorced, How many years in each category, per spousal unit?
!st year in progress an amost here, so I guess I don't count right?

C. If currently or past divorced, did your hobby of brewing have anything to do with the situation? How about your consumption of the finished product?

Never been married before, but no problems so far!!

D. Do you ask your spousal unit permission before you brew?

No I usually just tell her the kitchen will officially be blown up on such an such date. She doesn't like beer much I've tried them all, but once in a while she'll ask for a belgian, go figure the woman's got taste!!!
 

David Lewinnek
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 09:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. got a GF, it will be 3 years this autumn.
D. Not only do I not ask her permission, she usually helps out on bottling day.

She's a keeper, but she doesn't like anything above about 25 IBUs and inexplicably prefers American Wheats to Weihenstephan Hefeweizens. She likes Lambics and Berliner Weisses, so I still have hope for her palate.
 

Steve Fletty
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 09:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. Married
B. 17 years
C. N/A
D. Hell no, but I do coordinate around family acitivties becuase I usually brew on weekends.
 

Andrew Chronister
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 09:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. Married
B. 9 years
C. N/A
D. No, she'll occasionally ask if I want to brew on certain days when she's going to be busy all day or gone somewhere. She loves my beer. I officially dedicate every 10th batch to her. "Kim's Chocolate Porter" MMMmmmmmmmmm Good!
 

Chris Vejnovich
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 09:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. Married
B. Almost 6 years
C. My wife was previously divorced. But that man drove her away becuase of his fishing and lack of testosterone. I don't fish and my testosterone levels are great.
D. Nope, I don't ask permission. But I usually catch hell when I do brew because my wife is a red head and a neat freak, and because I don't brew what she likes to drink that often(Pilsners).
 

tranquil_liza
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 10:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

chumley....you got F'd in the A on D.


you stand alone, dude.
 

Skotrat
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 10:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chumley is indeed the CHEESE
 

Tony Legge
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 10:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. Married.
B.27 years.
C. N/A
D.You got to be kidding, after 27 years I wouldn't hear her anyway, even if she was inclined to complain. acually she's still a doll ( only blow her up when needed )
 

Chumley
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 10:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ROFL, TL!

I suppose I should answer my own poll:

A. Married
B. 15 years
C. N/A
D. No, usually when I'm about halfway done, i hear someone say, "Brewing AGAIN?"

:-)
 

Hophead
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 10:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would not, could not, in a box....
 

Fredrik
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 10:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. gf since 5(?) years

D. Not ask, but I choose my times to brew. I know what she thinks so why ask when I already know the answer? :-) She thinks the wort smell crap, and think that I make a mess in the kitchen (which is true), but she usually helps out monitor fermentation while I'm at work and she is always impressed when I sanitize the kitchen workspace and wonder why suddenly it's so important to keep the kitchen clean.

/Fredrik
 

Mike Huss
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 10:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. Married
B. 7 years. And no itch since she's pregnant with #2. (she must have scratched that itch!).
C. N/A
D. She rolls her eyes when I brew yet she enjoys the fruits of my labor, so not really a yes, but not a definitive no either. She was pissed when I brewed DCRIPA and an IIPA somewhat early in her pregnancy, but when she realized they were both still going to be around after she gives birth (because with her not drinking I'm pretty much the only one that will be drinking those) she was ok with that.
 

John Jacox
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 11:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. Married (only once)
B. 21 years
C. She bought me the Mr. Beer that started it!
D. No, but since I have only been brewing a batch every couple of months the last several years it really hasn't interfered with "family time".
 

John Thompson
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 11:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. Married
B. 6 years
C. NA
D. Not only does she not mind, she encourages it. It works out well because I usually brew early on Saturdays. This gives her time to sleep in, and me time to enjoy the craft. By the time she is up and ready to go, I'm almost done brewing. Like Skot's wife, she's a big fan of Porters (especially Smoked Porter) and Stouts. So I make sure that I always have some on tap.
 

Hophead
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 11:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Like Skot's wife, she's a big fan of Porters...and Stouts."

Careful guys, once they go black... :-)

The people responsible for the previous comments have been sacked.
 

Richard Nye
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 12:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. Married
B. 22 years
C. N/A
D. I let her know what my plans are. She's very understanding of my hobbies, and she likes the product! I usually brew in the early a.m. and let her sleep.
 

Scott Rohlf
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 12:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. Married
B. 6 or so years
D. She drinks more than I do so it's more like her telling me that she's out of beer!
 

Brandon Dachel
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 12:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A) Married
B) 6 years
D) Yes. With 2 small (3.5 and 0.5 years) children it's pretty critical that activities get 'scheduled in advance'.

I have to say though - there are an awful lot of you that answered no to question D, yet there are also an awful lot of you that qualify alot of what you do (brewing wise with) "My wife this", "SWMBO that" or "my girlfriend hates".

So which is it?
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 01:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Married, coming up on 27 years. Been with her 32.5 years.

I brew at work.

Dan Listermann
Listermann Mfg.,Co. www.listermann.com

 

Addison Berry
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 01:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A) committed GF (as close to "married" as we'll get - no ceremonies here)
B) 5 years in August
C) never been a problem with any GF
D) nope, she doesn't ask permission for her interests either. we only give each other a heads-up for scheduling reasons. she doesn't like beer much but she encourages me to enjoy my hobbies (and it means I don't have to share ;))
 

Ken Anderson
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 01:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A: Parted ways a few months ago after four years. Bill Pierce, remember meeting Ginny at the pizzaria a year or so ago? She done did left me!
And Bill, it's time to come out from under your rock.
 

Pat Babcock
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 01:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A,B: Married 16 this coming Dec 30!
C: n/a
D: More like let her know so that she knows I'll be otherwise engaged most of the day...
Pat Babcock
HBD Chief of Janitorial Services
 

Joe Hetrick
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 01:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. Married.

B. 6 Just last weekend.

C. N/A, yet.. *grins*

D. Not per-se. I've got lots of time-consuming hobbies and so my tactic is to "hint" about an upcoming potential brew, or, to just get a starter going. She'll ask what the plan is. I used to try and brew every weekend, but, we've got a baby (1 year old), and so I have to sort of plan around her.
 

Keith M Williams
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 01:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. Married

B. 12 years next week. (shoot, I need to buy something)

C. n/a

D. I tell her that I plan to brew this weekend and she asks if I need anything from the LHBS. I think she likes all of my hobbies. It keeps me out of her hair.
Screaming Ducks
Making the easy Impossible
 

Wayne Faris
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A. Divorced (twice)

B. 2 years and 10 years (note: Stay away from younger women)

C. Nope, neither time

D. n/a (now)
 

Tim Wi
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A. Married (wonderful woman... far too good for me)

B. 11 Years

C. n/a.

D. Nah, but have two toddler units, aged 2.0 and 3.8. SO, like others, have to juggle schedule... and sometimes take a break while brewing to "play farm" or "swing me!".
 

David Woods
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A: Was single

B: Just shy of 3 years

C: N/A

D: Just hint that she need to stay out of the kitchen on such and such day. Then plug that we need to buy a house soon.

Andrew, any hints on that Kim's Chocolate Porter recipe?
 

Geoff Buschur
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A. Married

B. Almost 2 yrs.

C. N/A

D. Uh, not really....but I am very considerate of "our" time. She does not like beer and has very little interest in it. She does, however, really enjoy the social aspect/converstion piece that my brewing brings to certain situations. Brewing beer is a part of our identity and she has no interest in changing that.
 

Mike Mayer
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 03:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

(This one's for you, HH...)

A. Single, Married, Divorced?
Married, 2 kids, many pets

B. If Married or Divorced, How many years in each category, per spousal unit?
23 years

C. If currently or past divorced, did your hobby of brewing have anything to do with the situation? How about your consumption of the finished product?
n/a

D. Do you ask your spousal unit permission before you brew?

Nope, she got me started with a Mr. Beer kit for Christmas about 10 years ago
}
 

Steven Edward Haun
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 03:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. Married
B. 26 years to the same wonderful woman
C. N/A
D. No
 

Dave Witt
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Married 25+yrs, I tell her, but she reminds me of certain dates when we have other plans.
 

Skotrat
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Looks to me that HomeBrewers stay married quite a long time and usually to the same person...

Excellent!
 

ERD
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A. Married
B. 2 years
C. NA
D. Though my wife's airway closes off in the presence of hops, she doesn't complain about my brewing. I don't ask.
 

Doug Pescatore
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A. Married
B. 11 years
C. N/A
D. Usually try coordinate with kids and such, but sometime I just do it anyway.
 

Chumley
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 03:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmmm......

the two folks I dedicated the poll to, have posted but not responded to the questions...

Well, Hophead and tranquil liza????
 

Pacman
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 04:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A.Married
B.12 years
D.like Doug, I try to coordinate with kids, wife's work schedule, etc.... not really asking for permission but being considerate of everyone's schedules/needs... ( my wife doesn't drink and hates the smell of me brewing but never complains)
Damn Brewing's Fun!!!! Kölsch Krusader!
 

BigDog
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 11:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A. Married
B. 10 years
D. Like Pac and others, just coordinate schedule to be considerate. Although I do check with her before buying a boat load of grain (making sure she did not buy a bunch of whatever as well)

I would add E.

E. How did your brewing/consumption change when you had your first kid (or kids)?

I actually brew more and consume less. Does that make sense? Since I am home more, I brew more, but because of the responsibility of my daughter, I do not consume as much.

My friends and neighbors really like this! Sometimes, I miss the old days (especially when my 5 month old is screaming her lungs out at 3AM).
 

don price
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A - single...but might as well be married after 7 years
B - N/A
C - N/A...though former SO once stated that more than two beers a night or six in a week was excessive...
D - Better to beg forgiveness than ask permission.

Don
 

Frank W
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A. Married
B. 7 years
C. n/a
D. Nope
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This pole, straw though it may be, seems to support my earlier contention that homebrewers are generally a stable bunch of guys. Consider that it takes weeks of waiting to brew good beers verses the guy who inserts Bud Light by the six pack into his body.

I suspect that wine makers are at least as stable as brewers, perhaps more.

Dan
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robert rulmyr
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There is some funny stuff here...

Divorced once, Married twice. My wife likes me brewing, because I'm not gone playing golf! Like many of the others...we coordinate activities. If you have to ask permission, you may be headed for the big D.

Understanding and Communication ( make a successful marriage ). You must understand when to keep your mouth shut!
 

Ginger Larson
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 12:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And for the other point of view:
A. Divorced, remarried
B. 7 years for the first, 16 for the second.
C. n/a - started brewing with my current husband.
D. Since we brew together, I don't have to ask permission, but do have to plan around other weekend activities.
 

Paul Erbe
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Married
13 years
N/A
I tell her I need to brew and she tells me what the upcoming schedule is. She hates the smell and since I moved outside its not a big deal.
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least, you need a beer."
-- Frank Zappa
 

Art Beall
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Married almost 11 years, first time for both of us.

I tell her when I'm brewing so she can plan to vacate the premises and go shopping. Brewing ingredient costs are negligible to my overhead costs in this respect...

I leave hop pellets on the kitchen counter so when she comes back from shopping she can smell them and yell out "What is that smell? Yuck, bunny turds!". Makes me laugh and forget how much she spent...

Art
 

Tom Gardner
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A/B. Married 15 years
C. After moving to Colorado and going on the Coors tour and then the GABF (21 whole breweries!) she bought me my homebrew starter kit.
D. We coordinate our activities
Brew on, Tom
 

Tony Legge
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to answer you Brandon; I do my thing, my wife does her own thing, some things we do together. I love my wife as much as I did when I married her. I have even put her high school picture tattooed on my arm ( for life ) . This approach has worked for us this past 27 years with very little argument.
 

Miker
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Just re-married June 25th. Much to my surprise the only beer left of the five I brewed for the reception was some RyePA (ok, so I did kind of hide it in the back tap of the indoor fridge) and quite a lot of Frambozen (no surprise there). I only had one glass of RyePA, and decided right then that if I was going to last the entire afternoon and night that I better switch to something with less abv.

Was married once before for 16 years, but brewing had nothing to do with divorce. In fact, my x gave me the brewing equipment as a Xmas gift many moons ago.

No need to ask permission to brew. My wife loves good beer. Just have to make sure there is no conflict with other activities and that honeydew list is complete.

Life is good!
 

Paul Hayslett
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A. Married, just once

B. 12.5yrs (lived together 4yrs before that)

C. N/A, but brew time and consumption levels have been topics of "conversation" from time to time.

D. "Permission"? No, that is too strong a word. But I wouldn't think of brewing without coordinating schedules. Between us, we have 2 kids, 3 jobs, a number of hobbies, and an active social life, plus we like to spend time alone together. Brew time goes on the family calendar along with all the rest. Communication and compromise are what keep the wheels turning.
 

Drew Pattison
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A. Married
B. will be 6 years the end of July.
C. n/a
D. I usually float the idea a week or two before I plan to brew in order to get in on the calendar. I wouldn’t say that I ask permission to brew but I do ask when I can brew since she is keeper of the calendar. We usually have pretty busy weekends so it’s a pretty big chunk of time to set aside for an all grain brew.
 

Gretz
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A. Married
B. First wife 10 yrs, divorced, 2nd wife 34.5 yrs. (Seems like forever.)
C. Started brewing right out of high school so both knew of my hobby.
D. Never a problem. SO gets the hint when I get a starter going. I sometimes do an overnight mash or start about 5:00 AM so not to interfer with her w/e honey-do's.
 

The Gimp
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A. Re-married, second time.
B. 3 years
C. No, probably allowed me to tollerate the first wife longer.
D. I let my wife know a couple of weeks ahead of time to that I plan to brew and let her choose which day to do it.
 

Doug Pescatore
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Gimp,
I like the approach to question D.

Very diplomatic.

-Doug
 

Rob Farrell
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A. Married
B. 26 years
C. N/A, but she bought the first kit.
D. If I had to ask permission, I don't know if A&B would be the same.
 

Hophead
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I would not, could not, with a fox...

Well, OK, maybe with a fox.
 

Michael
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Married 13 years. I don't ask for permission, but she encourages the hobby (except for the mess afterwards).
 

Anil Tyson
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A. Married.
B. ~year and half, almost counts now.
C. N/A.
D. I let her know my plans for brewing on a certain weekend, and we coordinate accordingly. She helps with brewing/cleaning/bottling, and likes my hobbies... as long as I brew some beer she likes (under 30 IBUs and light in color) to drink. I'm still working on her palate.
 

Tim Wi
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I would not, could not, with a fox...

I do not like green eggs and Hamms.
 

Jeffery Swearengin
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Q: A. Single, Married, Divorced?
A: Married...to the woman of my dreams!

Q: B. If Married or Divorced, How many years in each category, per spousal unit?
A: We just celebrated our 14th anniversary!

Q: C. If currently or past divorced, did your hobby of brewing have anything to do with the situation? How about your consumption of the finished product?
A: N/A

Q: D. Do you ask your spousal unit permission before you brew?
A: No. But I occasionally get into trouble for the spontanious brew days or when you get the, "brew day from h*** that lasts into the next day!
CHEERS! Beertracker

"From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world." ~ Saint Arnold of Metz (580-640) - Patron Saint of Brewers

 

JimTanguay
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Married 12+ years now. She enjoys my beers and encourages my brewing.
I do try to plan brew days when She isn't home. Mainly because just when I need everything as sanitary as possible she will start the vaccum cleaner or something
 

Steve Anderson
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A. Happily Married!

B. 12.5 years (plus 2 live in).

C. N.A. (I am a divorce lawyer. It is only a professional interest for me.)

D. I thoughtfully schedule my brewing. In the last 5 or 6 years, the only time she complained is when I had a boil over in the kitchen at 2 a.m. a week after my youngest daughter was born. That incident prompted the "thoughtful scheduling" rule.
Steve Anderson
 

Bill Whittaker
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A.Very much married.

B.33 years,

C.N.A.

D.No ,but I do try to pay attention to what else is going on,or needs to be done.I clean up after my self too.
 

Chris Melchior
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Married

1st time

8 whole months now
 

Pete Mazurowski
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A. Married
B. 9 years
C. n/a
D. Of course I do. With two very young kids, it's the polite thing to do. There are times when I more or less tell her I'm going to be brewing "a week from now", but I give her time to adjust her schedule if necessary.
 

Vince Turley
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A. Married

B. Married 7 years; single 10 years; currently married for 5 years (and this one looks promising...!)

C. Did not brew the first round, but she certainly did not like the finished product! (it was a religious/up-bringing thing). Got into brewing while I was single, and my wife actively supports the hobby (keeps me 'round the house).

D. Absolutely! Makes for a more all-round pleasant experience. I have every-other FRI off work, and designate these as my brew days for the least impact on the family units.
 

Ken Anderson
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This has to be the most contributed to, yet least read thread in HBD history!
1
 

ELK
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Whats the tally so far?
I really haven't read all the posts..Kinda boring.
Been married 18 yrs now one time for us both.
Been brewing for 3 years
and do it when ever I want to. She tastes all my brews but drinks little.
She doesn't even say much when I have brew stuff in the kitchen for days waiting to be washed.
She brewed beer for a high school science project back in the late seventies in Houston. Do you think kids could do that now? It did lead to a degree in Chemistry and she is now an MD.

It appears that this thread tells me Hb'ers are stable guys with nice SO's.
I guess single divorced guys are dinking BMC at the bars looking for love and us married guys use that prowling time to hunt, fish ,ski, BBQ and to brew a better grog??
 

Brandon Dachel
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> to answer you Brandon; I do my thing, my
> wifedoes her own thing, some things we do
> together.

Right on!


My comment was directed at the people that can't seem to post a message about their brew day without adding a comment about how their wife was 'angry about somethin'. :-)
 

George Schmidt
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Married
4 years
Not married before.
I just know what's going on and plan accordingly. She sometimes doesn't know I'm brewing until the day before. She's vetoed me a couple times (actually just pushed me back to Sunday) but they were all because SHE forgot to let me know about something that had been planned.
Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ~~Robert A. Heinlein: The Notebooks of Lazarus Long
 

PalerThanAle
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1 Married
2 13 happy years (15 years total)
3 Na
4 I ask only when I want to brew.

PTA
No Llamas or Moose where hurt during the making of these credits)
If all else fails, stop trying all else.
 

Jake Isaacs
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A&B: Married 7 years
D: Not as such, but our first broodling is due on Tuesday, so that might change the scheduling. Maybe I'll brew a batch during my time off (am I fooling myself here?)
 

Joseph Listan
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Jake,
You have no idea... unless you assume your time off won't be for another three years. that'll be about the time you get a full night's sleep.
 

tobias magan
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I notice that most of you commenting on kids are commenting on kids under 5 years old.

Question E: Well, now that the oldest has her drivers license, I have to expect bad things to happen late at night, outside walking distance. So yeah, I'm cutting back, in case she doesn't make it home.

And for all you with toddlers - raise them well now. The number of accidents may decrease with age, but the potential severity increases.

Tobias
 

Scott Gordy
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A. Married with 2 small daughters
B. 14 yrs
C. N/A
D. It has never been a concern as she enjoys the day of activity as much as I do, not the mention reaping the benefits.
 

Scott Gordy
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Art,

You about made me fall out of my chair!!

I was reading earlier postings and found your, "rabbit pellets" post. That is too funny. I think I will have to try this.
 

gothambrewer
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A - Married (with children)
B - 9 years this August
C - NA
D - Have learned to space my brewing out. Turns out a married a Belgienne (I just made that up) who has a problem with my love of brewing. Go figure!
 

Marlon Lang
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What the heck. Here is the old farts info:

Q: A. Single, Married, Divorced?
A: Married...to the woman of my dreams! I don't deserve her!

Q: B. If Married or Divorced, How many years in each category, per spousal unit?
A: 42 years!

Q: C. If currently or past divorced, did your hobby of brewing have anything to do with the situation? How about your consumption of the finished product?
A: N/A

Q: D. Do you ask your spousal unit permission before you brew?
A: No. But, she usually brings out the cheese and crackers for me to snack. She would rather drink PU.
 

Chumley
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Dang, you are old, Lang! How the hell do you carry a full carboy around, anymore?

I am glad to see that a thread I started just to spite Hophead is closing on that magical century mark...
 

ScottDeW
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A. Married.
B. 7 years
C. N/A. This one would just assume shoot me as divorce me.
D. You bet your a$$ I do. With three kids, we've schedules to consider.
Scott
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Brewwife
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A: Married

B: Been married to only one person; a total of 16 years (I jokingly say all the time "116 years").

C: N/A

D: I don't ask permission; however, when the kids (we have 4) were younger, I sort of had to "ask permission", or rather make arrangements so he could babysit the kids while I brewed. Now, however, my oldest is 15, so she can babysit. We just make sure there's nothing going on that day.
He's pretty pround, I think, that he has a wife that makes beer.
 

Marlon Lang
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chumley,
Contrary to TV Guide, one does not need Viagra to carry a carboy.
 

jeff wright
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A. Married
B. 34 years
C. DNA
D. Don't ask permission, I'm a big boy, but I do give her a heads up that I'm going to brew and I do clean up after myself. (Usually start early in the morning, about 6:30 and finish up about 11:00)

Brew on,
Jeff
 

Steve Pierson
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A:Married
B:23 years
C:NA
D:Don't ask permission - just check for conflicts with other family members' schedules.

pushin' this thread to 100
None of us knows more than all of us. - Bill Herzog
 

Bill Adams
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A: Married
B: Once, goin' on 18 years
C: N/A
D: Of course I do. It's usually not a problem unless we had something planned that I conveniently forgotten about.
 

Brewzz
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Q: A. Single, Married, Divorced?
A: Married for the third time..:-)

Q: B. If Married or Divorced, How many years in each category, per spousal unit?
A: #1-9 years #2-8 years #3 going on 7 years

Q: C. If currently or past divorced, did your hobby of brewing have anything to do with the situation? How about your consumption of the finished product?
A: Maybe with #2...;)

Q: D. Do you ask your spousal unit permission before you brew?
A: No,she encourges me to do it
Cheers,Brewzz