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Re: Kids and Homebrew
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2014, 09:45:18 AM »
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Re: Kids and Homebrew
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2014, 01:07:06 PM »
I bet mom's everywhere are dieing laughing at this thread

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Re: Kids and Homebrew
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2014, 02:04:51 PM »
So I am starting this post so I can vent to others who may share the same pain as me. I feel like my  kids secretly plot to sabotage my home brew. The most recent distruction I noticed was at 7:00 this morning when I opened the fridge. I had rinsed some  Wehenstephen Wizen yeast about two weeks ago. It looked amazing and I had probably 700 mils of it just minding its business in the fridge. Well my youngest had turned the fridge to the coldest setting causing everything to freeze. My jar of yeast was frozen solid. I might have tried to salvage some of it but the lid popped off causing some of contents to go everywhere before it completely froze in the middle of the night.

Instance two. So I often let my oldest help me out by adding hops during the boil or just tagging along to the LHBS. About a month ago I did a batch late morning and she was helping as usual. I turned off the burner and put my immersion chiller in and went inside to get some coffee. When I opened the door to go back outside, the very sight of what she was doing horrified me. She had the end of the hose from the chiller where all the water comes out pointed right at my kettle. God knows how much of that water made it in there. She cried and I almost did with her.

So there's a couple of my stories, what have your minions done to you to sabatoge your brew?
yea, those darn teen agers, what ya goin do wit them

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Re: Kids and Homebrew
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2014, 03:48:23 PM »
So I am starting this post so I can vent to others who may share the same pain as me. I feel like my  kids secretly plot to sabotage my home brew. The most recent distruction I noticed was at 7:00 this morning when I opened the fridge. I had rinsed some  Wehenstephen Wizen yeast about two weeks ago. It looked amazing and I had probably 700 mils of it just minding its business in the fridge. Well my youngest had turned the fridge to the coldest setting causing everything to freeze. My jar of yeast was frozen solid. I might have tried to salvage some of it but the lid popped off causing some of contents to go everywhere before it completely froze in the middle of the night.

Instance two. So I often let my oldest help me out by adding hops during the boil or just tagging along to the
LHBS. About a month ago I did a batch late morning and she was helping as usual. I turned off the burner and put my immersion chiller in and went inside to get some coffee. When I opened the door to go back outside, the very sight of what she was doing horrified me. She had the end of the hose from the chiller where all the water comes out pointed right at my kettle. God knows how much of that water made it in there. She cried and I almost did with her.

So there's a couple of my stories, what have your minions done to you to sabatoge your brew?
yea, those darn teen agers, what ya goin do wit them

No not teenagers. I have a 6 year old, 3 year old and a two year old. All girls and there not always crazy. Just sometimes

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Re: Kids and Homebrew
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2014, 07:34:52 PM »
My son drinks my beer!  Of course, he's 37.

My son wants to.  But he's got many years until that's OK.

I tell my boys that they have to be able to grow a beard in order to drink a beer.  Then they ask why their grandma (my mother-in-law) can drink my beer...

So far I've just been biting my tongue.   ;D
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Re: Kids and Homebrew
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2014, 03:05:31 AM »
My son went from capping assistant (as a teen) to beer snob (as a college student - now 22 and soon to graduate).  He brings craft beer with him when he comes home and takes homebrew back to school to share with a couple buddies and a professor (a chemistry prof who also homebrews).  My daughter and her fiancé made a dopplebock with me last year...enjoy the kids while they are young, because they grow up fast!
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Re: Kids and Homebrew
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2014, 08:24:07 AM »
This isn't my experience but someone else's... Off another beer forum. But so precious I had to save a copy for posterity.

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Re: Kids and Homebrew
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2014, 01:12:35 PM »
My daughters are 22 and 25, so no mishaps from them.  When they were younger, they just liked the smell and being around the brewing, never really interested in the process and participating.  They were interested at a younger age on pouring the beer from the kegerator.  They both learned very young how to pour the perfect beer. 

One time while brewing, one of my huskies caught on fire.  He was licking the floor after a boil over.  I turned around to see him on fire and quickly put it out!  His fur was singed for months.  He did not care, he got to lick up sweet wort plus he had plenty of more fur to go before that hit skin.  That beer became Burnt Dog Porter. 

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Re: Kids and Homebrew
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2014, 01:28:16 PM »
One time while brewing, one of my huskies caught on fire.  He was licking the floor after a boil over.  I turned around to see him on fire and quickly put it out!  His fur was singed for months.  He did not care, he got to lick up sweet wort plus he had plenty of more fur to go before that hit skin.  That beer became Burnt Dog Porter.

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Re: Kids and Homebrew
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2014, 02:00:16 PM »
It was quite the smell.  At first I thought something electrical was burning and then saw Toby's neck area on fire.  Not huge flames mind you, but flames none the less.  His fur stunk for hours.  Thankfully as a Husky, he was fine staying outdoors for a few hours (it was December I believe). 

To all those with young kids - good luck brewing and yes, enjoy them while it lasts.  They do grow up fast.  That said, I love being able to brew whenever I want with no kid obligations.  Now I can just hang out with them and enjoy their company in a more adult fashion. 

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Re: Kids and Homebrew
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2014, 04:08:33 PM »
So I am starting this post so I can vent to others who may share the same pain as me. I feel like my  kids secretly plot to sabotage my home brew. The most recent distruction I noticed was at 7:00 this morning when I opened the fridge. I had rinsed some  Wehenstephen Wizen yeast about two weeks ago. It looked amazing and I had probably 700 mils of it just minding its business in the fridge. Well my youngest had turned the fridge to the coldest setting causing everything to freeze. My jar of yeast was frozen solid. I might have tried to salvage some of it but the lid popped off causing some of contents to go everywhere before it completely froze in the middle of the night.
I kinda guessed that, just being a smartass.

Instance two. So I often let my oldest help me out by adding hops during the boil or just tagging along to the
LHBS. About a month ago I did a batch late morning and she was helping as usual. I turned off the burner and put my immersion chiller in and went inside to get some coffee. When I opened the door to go back outside, the very sight of what she was doing horrified me. She had the end of the hose from the chiller where all the water comes out pointed right at my kettle. God knows how much of that water made it in there. She cried and I almost did with her.

So there's a couple of my stories, what have your minions done to you to sabatoge your brew?
yea, those darn teen agers, what ya goin do wit them

No not teenagers. I have a 6 year old, 3 year old and a two year old. All girls and there not always crazy. Just sometimes

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Re: Kids and Homebrew
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2014, 04:55:31 PM »
My hats off to your dog for catching on fire during a brew.