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Re: I think I'm becoming obsessed
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2014, 10:09:06 PM »
Heaven forbid someone asks me a question about brewing... they'd better strap themselves in cause I will go on forever.

This comment made me laugh out loud. (I refuse to type LOL)

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Re: I think I'm becoming obsessed
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2014, 10:16:30 PM »

...I refuse to type LOL

I hate LOL. Especially at work. I swear I want to punch people when they send and LOL to a thread that has a dozen or so people on it.

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Re: I think I'm becoming obsessed
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2014, 01:04:18 AM »
It seems familiar. Everything you have said. Except our whole family gets in on brew day. The dog loves when I spill spent grains

You probably know this already, but keep the dog away from the hops.
Didn't know that actually. Hope the little guy doesn't ever get into them. What happens if they do get into some hops?

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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2014, 01:11:26 AM »
It causes their body temp to rise crazy fast. Hyperthermia?

I have read cats are the same. Anytime I'm in the kitchen messing with hops, my butthead of a cat is clawing at me thinking I am messing with cheese or treats.

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Re: I think I'm becoming obsessed
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2014, 01:12:28 AM »
I believe their body heat goes out of control and it can be fatal.
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Re: I think I'm becoming obsessed
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2014, 01:14:15 AM »
It seems familiar. Everything you have said. Except our whole family gets in on brew day. The dog loves when I spill spent grains

You probably know this already, but keep the dog away from the hops.
Didn't know that actually. Hope the little guy doesn't ever get into them. What happens if they do get into some hops?

They can develop malignant hypothermia where their temperatures will rise uncontrollably, which in turn can cause their organs to shut down. Once organs shut down, you can probably figure out the rest. I'm by no means a professional, but I do believe certain dog breads are more vulnerable to this condition than others. Rule of thumb us to keep hops (even spent hops) out of the reach of your dogs.
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Re: I think I'm becoming obsessed
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2014, 01:20:33 AM »
Holy crap. Never knew that. Makes me wanna lock him up when I'm weighing out hops.

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Re: I think I'm becoming obsessed
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2014, 01:24:21 AM »
It causes their body temp to rise crazy fast. Hyperthermia?

I have read cats are the same. Anytime I'm in the kitchen messing with hops, my butthead of a cat is clawing at me thinking I am messing with cheese or treats.
+1. My Hop Union bags are about the same size as my cat's treat bags and they are made the same material. Make no bones about it... He's about as subtle as a hand grenade in a bowl of cheerios when it comes to making his presence known at snack time. I have to be extra careful with hops. If it hits the floor, Hoover will get it!
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Re: I think I'm becoming obsessed
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2014, 01:44:08 AM »
Holy crap. Never knew that. Makes me wanna lock him up when I'm weighing out hops.

There have never been any reports of dogs going after unused hops.  They're only interested in them after they've been used and are soaked with sweet wort.
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Re: I think I'm becoming obsessed
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2014, 02:23:50 AM »
It causes their body temp to rise crazy fast. Hyperthermia?

I have read cats are the same. Anytime I'm in the kitchen messing with hops, my butthead of a cat is clawing at me thinking I am messing with cheese or treats.
I asked my vet about this and she consulted some of her professional sources. She told me cats are not at risk from hops and most dogs will just get sick. Greyhounds have the greatest risk and almost all reported fatalities have been greyhounds.
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Re: I think I'm becoming obsessed
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2014, 02:35:56 AM »
Well, that makes me feel a bit better. My cat is still a butthead.

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Re: I think I'm becoming obsessed
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2014, 02:37:34 AM »
It causes their body temp to rise crazy fast. Hyperthermia?

I have read cats are the same. Anytime I'm in the kitchen messing with hops, my butthead of a cat is clawing at me thinking I am messing with cheese or treats.

You have a cheese eating cat?

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Re: I think I'm becoming obsessed
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2014, 02:43:51 AM »

You have a cheese eating cat?

Not buy choice. It goes all the way back to an old college roommate. She would give him yogurt, ice cream and cereal milk. Now he will yell and claw anytime I am eating or cooking with dairy. He can be dead asleep and will wake up and run when he hears the lid come off of a pint of ice cream.

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Re: I think I'm becoming obsessed
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2014, 02:47:28 AM »
It causes their body temp to rise crazy fast. Hyperthermia?

I have read cats are the same. Anytime I'm in the kitchen messing with hops, my butthead of a cat is clawing at me thinking I am messing with cheese or treats.
I asked my vet about this and she consulted some of her professional sources. She told me cats are not at risk from hops and most dogs will just get sick. Greyhounds have the greatest risk and almost all reported fatalities have been greyhounds.

I've seen a dog die from eating chocolate so I, personally, would not take a chance.

Not my dog, for the record. Upstairs neighbor at the time.
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Re: I think I'm becoming obsessed
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2014, 12:32:36 PM »
It causes their body temp to rise crazy fast. Hyperthermia?

I have read cats are the same. Anytime I'm in the kitchen messing with hops, my butthead of a cat is clawing at me thinking I am messing with cheese or treats.
I asked my vet about this and she consulted some of her professional sources. She told me cats are not at risk from hops and most dogs will just get sick. Greyhounds have the greatest risk and almost all reported fatalities have been greyhounds.

Here's a link to Brewer's Friend which talks about this:
          http://www.brewersfriend.com/2010/05/09/hops-and-dogs/

According to this, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, and Greyhounds are the most susceptible. Personally, I wouldn't take the chance with any dog.
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