The Little Woman

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The Little Woman

Post by Godstilla » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:20 pm

So I have been sorta teaching my woman about the arts and I have been telling her about different stills, etc.
Tonight as mine was heating up I asked her: "what kind of still is this?" Her answer: "A pretty one." :?

Guess I'll just keep it to myself. lol

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Re: The Little Woman

Post by Dnderhead » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:37 pm

If she is interested mite make a good "taste" tester or help with cooking mash.I fiend this more in line with what they like.

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Re: The Little Woman

Post by libertyesq » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:08 pm

I agree. Got mine helping me with malting barley. So far so good. But I wouldn't let her near the still.

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Re: The Little Woman

Post by Puma » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:31 am

Got mine (little being all of 5' nothin') sterrin' the mash.

Of cores she takes the credit for the end product :roll:

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Re: The Little Woman

Post by punkin » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:13 am

The Bourbon Girl is well ito it. Although no matter how mant times i tell jer what i've gotta strip or run on the w'end she can't figure it out, she'll watch the still while i run to the shops and swap out bottles. She does all the cuttin and bottlin (she learnt after she ran out while i was at work one day :lol: :lol: ). Cleans labels off bottles and such for me.












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Re: The Little Woman

Post by Dutchmancreek » Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:51 am

The memsahib is not much interested in how I do It but she sure does like the finished product
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Re: The Little Woman

Post by violentblue » Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:24 pm

my oldest offspring (all of 7 years old) helped with the mashing last batch

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Re: The Little Woman

Post by Uncle Jesse » Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:46 am

My four year old gave some young gals (5 and 7) a "tour" of the distillery. "That's a still, that's a fermenter, that's co2" etc.

My wife might not make it through the cuts as well as possible but she can fire up the still and run it pretty well.
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Re: The Little Woman

Post by vajravarahi » Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:58 pm

Looks like you'll have some knowledgeable and well trained help in a few years. :lol:

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Re: The Little Woman

Post by blanikdog » Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:14 pm

Dnderhead wrote:If she is interested mite make a good "taste" tester or help with cooking mash.I fiend this more in line with what they like.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: You male chauvinist pig !!!!


Tracker made me a beautiful parot and when she who must be obeyed saw it in the shed she said that it's too gorgeous to stay there stating that it's a work of art. She is an artist and art lecturer afterall, so it now has pride of place in the living room.

I am able to use it but have to ask first. :shock:

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Re: The Little Woman

Post by BW Redneck » Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:22 pm

blanikdog wrote:Tracker made me a beautiful parot and when she who must be obeyed saw it in the shed she said that it's too gorgeous to stay there stating that it's a work of art. She is an artist and art lecturer afterall, so it now has pride of place in the living room.

I am able to use it but have to ask first. :shock:

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Re: The Little Woman

Post by blanikdog » Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:57 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: That's exactly what tracker said when I told him BW.

As for the 700 posts, I look at mine and think the same. Isn't it odd that we all feel the same way. I'm particularly careful about what I say in here now because I realize that newbs may think I'm an 'expert'.

Experts don't make the screw ups that I still do on occasions. I wonder if I'll ever learn to not overoak??? :oops:

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Re: The Little Woman

Post by CoopsOz » Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:33 pm

Drifting off topic I know but.....my last batch, a good 11 or 12 litres is way, way over oaked too Blanik. I still havn't had a chance to cook more IOT cut it.
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Re: The Little Woman

Post by tracker0945 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:40 am

Too much oak.
Me too :oops: :oops:
and I can't blame 'The Little Woman'

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Re: The Little Woman

Post by DrTorque » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:57 am

The little-little woman (5 y.o) loves helping with the mash.

The little woman wants no part of any of this. When she saw me wrapping blankets around the fermenter when I was supposed to be doing something that I promised her I would do (take the garbage out or something) I got a "you care about that batch more than you care about me."

Yeah - after that, I knew I picked the right hobby.
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Re: The Little Woman

Post by OldManP » Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:58 am

Still working on my wife...just had a baby recently and wondering what it's going to be like when he's older, but not old enough to enjoy the spoils. Any ideas on how to explain it to him and how to keep it in the familiy, as well as how to approach my wife with what I'm doing in regards to him?

I also make beer so i could just let him think that's all i do for a while and keep the latter half of the process low key until he's older.
Dont' want to face his kindergarten teacher trying to explain my hobby... :?
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Re: The Little Woman

Post by DrTorque » Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:20 am

First kid?

Just don't ever think you can keep anything from them - you can't. Their ability to absorb the world around them is amazing. The "beer making" story is a good idea. I should have done that. Even though I've told her a few times that daddy can go to jail if people outside the family know about it, even the school nurse knows that she "helps daddy make alcohol." I'm optimistic, and I'm assuming that others assume we're making beer or wine.
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Re: The Little Woman

Post by punkin » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:34 am

Our grandkids and the neighbours kids have only heard it refered to round here as 'Punkin's out in the shed making beer'. I'm usually doing more than just watching the still.... i mean..beer cooker.., i'll be rechargeing fermenters, hosing stuff out, cooking grains ect. There's a lot for em to take in when they come in and talk to me, and i play the brewing down (without avoiding it) and engage em on a different question. Just gotta make it seem boring.


From twelve or thirteen they can see the difference and they know about spirits, but by that age they're past the stage where they are gunna tell someone by mistake.












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Re: The Little Woman

Post by I-GOR » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:23 am

Frau Bleucher cuts me a lot of slack, 'cours, I cut her slack in other areas too. I told her I had an itch I had to scratch and it was gonna cost about $120. She told me she's not a spirits person and will never be woo'ed over by what I make, but she still gives me her opinion on a tasting, which I appreciate. Often, here description of the taste is way different from my impression. As I was rinsing my column Saturday my daughter said " Daddy, what's that?" I told her it was part of daddy's amazing beer making machine. She said "you sure have a lot of pipes and stuff in the basement".

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Re: The Little Woman

Post by Uncle Jesse » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:11 am

I-GOR wrote:Frau Bleucher
neeeiiiiighhhh
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Re: The Little Woman

Post by Bohunk » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:59 am

neeeiiiiighhhh

Uncle Jesse that was too sweet, wish I had thought of it first.



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Re: The Little Woman

Post by I-GOR » Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:20 am

................................'bleucha'..............................

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Re: The Little Woman

Post by blanikdog » Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:56 pm

blanikdog wrote:Tracker made me a beautiful parot and when she who must be obeyed saw it in the shed she said that it's too gorgeous to stay there stating that it's a work of art. She is an artist and art lecturer afterall, so it now has pride of place in the living room.
Al is working like a dream, tracker. :D :D :D

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