Looking for yummy recipes for wife

Where new site members and/or new brewers can get to find their way to great info and ask any questions they like.
Post Reply

Topic author
crunch1224
Draft
Draft
United States of America
Posts: 4
Joined: 8 months ago
Region: USA & Canada
Preferred Brewing Method: Undecided
City:

Looking for yummy recipes for wife

Post by crunch1224 » 4 months ago

Hi, I know there is a recipe section, but I am looking for yummy recipes for women (aka SWMBO). Something sweet and yummy, something like I dont know desert? I know this might not be in the right section, but other then the question above, how many of you other guys have been sent on the same quest? hahahah :lol: I am biab all the way with decent skills and gear.


Clackers
Draft
Draft
Japan
Posts: 26
Joined: 6 months ago
Location: Japan
Region: Asia
Preferred Brewing Method: Undecided
City: Tottori

Re: Looking for yummy recipes for wife

Post by Clackers » 4 months ago

Your best pale ale in a fancy glass, with a scoop of ice cream with LDM extract and mint leaves sprinkled on top.
Sorry mate can`t really help.

User avatar

Mad_Scientist
Gold
Gold
United States of America
Posts: 1680
Joined: 6 years ago
Location: Panhandle of Florida, USA
Region: USA & Canada
Preferred Brewing Method: Single-Vessel All-Grain (SVA)
City:

Re: Looking for yummy recipes for wife

Post by Mad_Scientist » 4 months ago

I think you just invented a beer float! :love:


PistolPatch
Gold
Gold
Australia
Posts: 5284
Joined: 7 years ago
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Region: Oceania
Preferred Brewing Method: Single-Vessel All-Grain (SVA)
City:

Re: Looking for yummy recipes for wife

Post by PistolPatch » 4 months ago

Hard to answer as women, in my experience at least, have as much a variation in taste of beer as men. (It would be an interesting study to actually see why, in some generations and/or cultures, men drank more bitter, blander drinks than women. Maybe just because blandness and bitterness was more economical - men may have been more dependent on alcohol?)

Anyway, times have changed and we now have a bigger variety of beers.

About eight years ago, when amarillo was throwing fantastic flavour and aroma (haven't seen that lately), I brewed the All Amarillo American Pale Ale recipe you'll find on this site. Males/females from ages of 18 to 85 loved that beer. I wish amarillo was still the same.

There are some easy ways around your question though. Ask the person what they like... what aromas, what flavours... do they like bitterness?

You can still go back to that All Amarillo American Pale Ale recipe as a base. You can throw in crystal malts that add caramel/toffee flavours. If the drinker doesn't like bitterness, don't add any hops until 15 mins before boil end.

You can also buy some commercial examples to get them to try to get a better feel for what they might want.

So, it's going to really be down to you asking the right questions of the 'consumer.' Once they are answered, I'm sure we can help with a recipe.

:drink:
PP
Last edited by PistolPatch on 05 Jun 2017, 22:41, edited 1 time in total.
If you have found the above or anything else of value on BIABrewer.info, consider supporting us by getting some BIPs!


Topic author
crunch1224
Draft
Draft
United States of America
Posts: 4
Joined: 8 months ago
Region: USA & Canada
Preferred Brewing Method: Undecided
City:

Re: Looking for yummy recipes for wife

Post by crunch1224 » 4 months ago

Wow where to begin. Ok he quest for (yummy) beer is still on going. I asked SWMBO what she meant by (yummy) and she replied with a deer in the headlights look " I dont know you know (yummy)". We went back in forth with what we liked smells, bitterness, tastes and I came up with some ideas for something she likes.

A Wisconsin Belgian red clone.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brickle.

Girl Scout mint cookie.

Snickerdoodle.

Chocolate turtle.

Looks like I have my work cut out for me. :lol: So after looking at the partial list of possible beers I am coming to a conclusion that finishing with a low FG isn't going to work for her particular tastes. I am leaning towards finishing around 1.040-50.


Scott
Gold
Gold
United States of America
Posts: 667
Joined: 3 years ago
Location: Jefferson, Oregon, USA
Region: USA & Canada
Preferred Brewing Method: Single-Vessel All-Grain (SVA)
City:

Re: Looking for yummy recipes for wife

Post by Scott » 4 months ago

Crunch,

I would not recommend making a beer where you finish over 1.040. That sounds horrible! Even if you start big (like 1.070 or 1.080), I would think you would want to finish in the low 1.020s at a minimum, and likely in the teens. And this is a guess without looking at past recipes or brews.

Do you have the Brewing Classic Styles book? Easy to accurately copy their recipes...and good quality recipes.

Sounds like she would like something with crystal / Carmel malts, like PistolPatch suggested. Or perhaps other malts that have sweetness to the, and taste character.

Still doesn't answer the question on "how bitter", and how much Hop flavor...? My guess (???), maybe some hops and bitterness but not over the top. (???) Really need to confirm this.

And how about Lager vs. Ale? Lagers can seem to smooth out the rough edges of a beer, so to speak. Ales you get a little more rough edges but also some more "character" in the flavor. And how much

ABV to finish with? Think from what you described, on the bigger side is okay...(?)

Lager Examples:
- German Dunkles Bock
- Double Bock
- Dark Czech Lager
- Munich Dunkles

Ale Examples:
- Big Dark Stout (a recipe with plenty of crystal malt)
- Northwest Winter Ale...but may be a tad too hoppy. Could tone that down. And on specialty malts use Carafa Special instead of Carafa for less bitterness...

I second PP's recommendation of getting some commercial examples she likes - if possible. Easier to help with this knowledge. But some styles are hard to find. I've even had some commercial beers from Germany that are fabulous there, but traveling around the beer in a bottle...don't do them any favors. May end up thinking she does not like a beer or style she really does.

In my mind - if my guesses are right I would go with have her taste my Dark German Bock...which is now all drank. Won a 1st place with it last month at the Oregon Homebrew Festival. Looking about 6.5% ABV. I used large portion Weyermann Munich Malt... Lots more details on this naturally. Recipe from the BCS book and tweaked some by me. Very characterful Lager, but smooth as well. Great beer!

That's all I can do without more help from you. ;)
Last edited by Scott on 11 Jun 2017, 01:16, edited 2 times in total.


Topic author
crunch1224
Draft
Draft
United States of America
Posts: 4
Joined: 8 months ago
Region: USA & Canada
Preferred Brewing Method: Undecided
City:

Re: Looking for yummy recipes for wife

Post by crunch1224 » 4 months ago

To answer some of your questions/concerns I will attempt to make things more clear.

She doesnt like a overly bitter beer. She doesnt like over the top hops in her beer. She does like beers that are sweet. She like beers that taste like a dessert. ABV tends to be 5% to 10%+

Now for the finishing with a high FG comment. There are beers out there that have been back sweetened, or flash pasteurized or fermentation was prematurely halted by means of chemical additives to have a sweeter profile and then force carbonated. There are more ways to achieve a sweeter profile but basically I jumped the gun and just tossed out some numbers without explaining. Wisconsin Belgian red is pasteurized and back sweetened, and from what I understand has a FG of 1.050 after being degassed.

I am starting to think I might as well make her brandy lmao.


PistolPatch
Gold
Gold
Australia
Posts: 5284
Joined: 7 years ago
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Region: Oceania
Preferred Brewing Method: Single-Vessel All-Grain (SVA)
City:

Re: Looking for yummy recipes for wife

Post by PistolPatch » 4 months ago

Haven't heard of the premature halt to fermentation crunch :scratch:. Be great if you can find some info on it. It sounds very strange and I'm a bit worried it might be one of those myths that often float about? For example the Wisconson Belgian Red you mention has cherries in it. After degassing, a "real" OG could be hard to get; the fruit pulp could possibly make a difference to the density,it takes quite a while to de-gas a sample completely and during that degassing, it's likely that alcohol would evaporate which, again, makes the sample "heavier." As for it being 1.050, that would be super strange. It's a 4.3%ABV beer so, I reckon, its more likely, with a Belgian yeast, that the FG is really 1.005. Anyway, definitely do some solid research on that.

Even if it does exist, there are much easier ways to get a sweeter beer: use a low attenuating yeast, high mash temperature, crystal malts and tropical hops. (You could even add a "sacharine" tablet to each glass you pour!)

I've just run out of time sorry crunch. Maybe firstly look at the BJCP guidelines in your browser, search for "sweet" and see what styles come up. Have a read of those styles with your wife and see which ones stand out and then we can work from there.

:peace:
PP
If you have found the above or anything else of value on BIABrewer.info, consider supporting us by getting some BIPs!


Jamato
Draft
Draft
United States of America
Posts: 60
Joined: 5 months ago
Region: USA & Canada
Preferred Brewing Method: Multi-Vessel All-Grain (MVA)
City:

Re: Looking for yummy recipes for wife

Post by Jamato » 4 months ago

I tend to find most women do not like highly bittered beers. I usually make a porter or a wheat beer for the girls when a party is coming up.
As far as sweetness, I agree with what Pete mentioned about a low attenuating yeast.
Temperance is for those who cannot hold their liquor :drink: :drink:

Post Reply

Return to “BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members”

Brewers Online

Brewers browsing this forum: No members and 23 guests