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Discussion in 'Events, Meetups & Pub Crawls' started by sqyre, 26/5/07.

 

  1. sqyre

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    Posted 26/5/07
    I am probably going to open up a can of worms with this topic... And many may be hesitant to reply to this out of fear of retributionbut I feel it needs to be discussed

    I'm talking about the attendance of Partners / Spouse's at Brewer's Meetings and Case swaps

    It has never been openly spoken about and I think this can, and has possibly caused issues at past meetings

    Now its NOT the fact that partners attend, its more the fact that some Brewers may have thought that partners weren't invited, some thought they were, some don't care either way, some do

    This is not a WIFE or GENDER related issueIt's a BREWER related issueBrewer referring to someone who brews and enjoys discussing the technical side of making beer and can be either MALE OR FEMALE.

    An example of this is if a Brewer brings his/her non-brewing partner along to an event where 15-30 Brewer's that are constantly discussing Hop additions, Efficiency levels, fermentation, etc, etc they will have a pretty boring day which will often result in that Brewer spending the night keeping his/her partner company/entertained and makes it a uneventful evening for both parties.

    There are Non-brewing partners out there that support Brewing, other may dislike it, and others may just think it's nothing but a silly excuse for a massive piss up... (Possibly sort of correct.) But many don't realize that there is huge amount of technical discussion happening... (Before brain cells become numb) and if that non-brewing partner finds themselves alone in a room full of Brewers they have been known to chew their own leg off...(like an animal trapped)

    I think that if a Meet is to occur that it be initially declared whether Partners are to attend or not to avoid these problems at least if a few non-brewing partners attend there is opportunity for them to .
    *stuff this*


    *POLITICALLY CORRECT FILTER IS NOW OFF*

    - If a bunch of blokes bring their SWMBO's along then at least the wives can get together for a good old chin wag and a few white wines while the boys discuss dry hopping and how much piss they sank at the last swapBut if only one poor bastard brings his unsuspecting missus, it can turn to Poo for him and her real quick.. Renae has often joked about starting a "Wife's and Spouse's of Brewers support group" which in my mind isn't a bad idea for the ladies who don't mind a few drinks and chin wag now and then..

    Now I know there is a few blokes saying " Oh good one Sqyreyou idiot! Now I have to bring the cook.." well that's the reason for the discussion..

    Should some Meets be "Brewer's only" and some "Partners invited" and which Meets

    Or play it by ear and hope for the best..

    Some events may not cater for partners.. for example- large meets at small venues.. if everyone brings a friend it can get crowded real quick..

    Give me thoughts fella's what's your view?

    Sqyre ;)
     
  2. AndrewQLD

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    Nothing wrong with bringing partners along Sqyre, so long as it is an officially recognised "Brewers and Partners" meeting. I know for a fact my wife would be bored mindless if she was the only non brewer present.
    I think your right, simply nominating the venue as a brewer and partner meeting would solve the problem.
    I am sure most of our non brewing partners would love to meet our mates and their spouses and would more than likely have a great old time bitching about how much of "our" lives are consumed with brewing :lol: .

    Good idea bringing this up.

    Cheers
    Andrew
     
  3. Ross

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    Sounds dangerous to me :D

    cheers Ross
     
  4. InCider

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    Posted 26/5/07
    I'm the same, but then there will be lots of us in different situtations... Personally, I will never bring Mrs InCider along. Brewing is my business in our house, and she has her own hobbies. And never the twain shall meet.

    Besides, I need some Secret Men's Business!

    InCider.
     
  5. AndrewQLD

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    Posted 26/5/07
    I was not suggesting every meeting, maybe once a year!! :lol: having said that InCider, my wife is keen to get that recipe for the chillie sauce you made, we finally finished the bottle yesterday, she uses it in her Curries, spaghetti, pizza, and Chillie con carne. She thinks it's the best chillie sauce she has ever tried.

    Cheers
    Andrew
     
  6. TidalPete

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    Posted 26/5/07
    There are not too many places where a bloke can get away from the missus these days. :(
    Like Ross says, it sounds dangerous to me.

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  7. sqyre

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    Posted 26/5/07
    It is an awkward situation i know...Mrs Sqyre would attend every meet if she could... as she enjoys a good "Meeting" as much as the next person..but if i tell her its a "Brewers only event" and she cant go...and she's fine with that... but then she finds out that other brewers partners have attended i get my balls squashed...

    Should we look at enforcing "Brewer's only Meets" and like like AndrewQLD suggested a "Partners Meet" once or twice a year..i dunno...

    here is a better question -How many Brewers Partners actually nag to come along to these Meetings???

    If mines the only one then...i'd better HTFU.. :huh:



    Sqyre..
     
  8. TidalPete

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    Posted 26/5/07
    I am afraid Sqyre old son, that with every passing day my missus tries to find a way to blow my brewery up. :lol:

    You guessed it mate, she rarely drinks & even then it is only a glass of plonk. It's good to have a taxi driver though.

    I would still come to a "Partner's Meet" if Incider's sister attended. :lol:

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  9. browndog

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    (Nervous bravado mode ON) Keep the buggers locked in the bedroom I say(/Nervous bravado mode OFF) Sqyre, you have had me pissing myself mate. If there were other wives to talk to, I am sure my missus would enjoy our doo's. However, having a son verging on two, I can't see them coming till he is at least drinking age.

    cheers

    Browndog
     
  10. Jye

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    Posted 26/5/07
    Danger, Danger, Will Robinson ...

    My missus isn't interested with brewing and wouldn't come. As InCider said this is my hobby.
     
  11. sqyre

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    Posted 26/5/07
    I should explain that when i say a "Parters Meeting" i am talking about the ones that actually WANT to come to the Meets...All the other Brewers Partners that are happy to have nothing to do with Brewers Meets (bless thier souls) can stay home...or whatever they do..

    I am guessing that there will only be a handfull of blokes with missus's who would be even remotly interested in attending a brewers meet.. but there are some.."my hand is up.".

    and i'm sure many the guys feel uncomfortable "letting their hair down" in front of someones missus and it doesn't matter how easy going his missus may be.

    I supose i was toying with offering up the case swap at my place in december as a venue to allow any partners who wish to attend to come along as i have room to spare....But as a condition all other Meets unless Specified are to be strictly Brewers only..??
    This of course is at the desretion of the Brewer Hosting the Meet and the Hosts Partner is exempt..

    Sqyre...
     
  12. sqyre

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    Posted 26/5/07
    Ok...i've tried to be diplomatic but it aint going in the direction i hoped..so heres the deal..

    I've only been to a few Meets...but i know there are a few "unwritten rules" that we try to abide by..

    But with the number of guys attending meets increasing all the time...

    we may have to look at putting some rules in writting..(so to speak)

    And the majority needs to be in agreeance...

    on some basic things we expect at Meets??some basic guidelines to follow..??

    without becoming the stuffy club..
     
  13. browndog

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    I don't give a toss who comes, bring the wives on I say, however, if I get as pissed as I did at last years do I want you to tell your partner, I'm not all there right!

    cheers

    Browndog
     
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    Sqyre, this is perhaps something that should be discussed between the brewerhood via the normal channels??

    Cheers
    Andrew
     
  15. Tyred

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    I don't think my wife would be terribly interested in attending a brew meet. She would probably be bored listening to a group of people talking about the making of beer and associated items.
     
  16. stillscottish

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    It's not a case of my partner nagging to come along, it's just that she doesn't want me going out on my own and enjoying myself too much.

    I can't see partners being present as a problem. Maybe at the start of a meet when minds are sharp and techo discussions abound but as the day goes by and the grog starts flowing - well, my missus is up for a good time as much as the next fella.

    As AndrewQLD said though, if there's only one or two partners there it could be a bit off-putting for them.

    I'm for it if only because I might be allowed out to play more often.

    Campbell
     
  17. TidalPete

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    Posted 26/5/07
    Andrew beat me to it. this is really a Brewerhood discussion & should be discussed by the members only.

    BTW. How come there has been no new members lately? Or for that matter, no action on the website? Just trying to get a little action here. ;)

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  18. winkle

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    Missing Baa Bra? :p
     
  19. TidalPete

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    ATM Baa Bra, being a sheila, is excluded from Brewerhood secret discussions. That may change in the near future if the bra burners get their way? :lol:

    As you may have guessed I am not 'Politically Correct' anytime & am proud of it.

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    Well I guess I had better come on in to this as I am sure that alot of this discussion has originated from our xmas swap thred,

    My missus (Jo) and I have been together for a long time, We enjoy a beer together and over the years she has done more than her fair share of the brewing , Yes the brewing, For a long time Jo and our daughter did it all so that we had beer to enjoy together when I had the odd day off.

    Since finding AHB and moving from K+K to adding a few hops and then BIAB ,She has never stopped or hinderd me in getting just one more bit of kit. Jo has enjoyed the transition almost as much as I have myself. Every brewer will have a differant relationship with his /her partener when it all comes down to it.

    Jo is more often found standing with the guys around the party keg than in the kitchen corner with the sheilas discussing washing powder's.

    In the end I feel its probly more up to the individual partner to deside if they would feel comfortable with us lot in full cry. If they are given the facts up front, I don't think that any of the least interested would bother to come and witness that, that is only brew related..



    I dont feel as if this should be a secret part of things because if we can help the other states or clubs by reaching some sort of a code of conduct all the better for all..

    :beer:
     

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