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Old 03-15-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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My son wants to learn how to brew and has been wanting to help make the beer with me . Is this ok I mean I don't wanna get in trouble for letting a Minor handle beer but it's not like he's drinking

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Old 03-15-2011, 08:52 PM   #2
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My son (11) helps me all the time and he hates beer. He just likes the process and feeling useful, and we all know an extra pair of hands comes in helpful quite often!

"get in trouble" ?? Dude.. this is YOUR kid, right? You can legally serve him alcohol as you are his guardian, thus I would think helping out would be fine as well.

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Old 03-15-2011, 09:04 PM   #3
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You can legally serve him alcohol as you are his guardian, thus I would think helping out would be fine as well.
You might want to check your facts. You can't LEGALLY give a minor booze, guardian or not.

I don't see any problems with the kid helping out.
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:09 PM   #4
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My son wants to learn how to brew and has been wanting to help make the beer with me . Is this ok I mean I don't wanna get in trouble for letting a Minor handle beer but it's not like he's drinking
Realistically, the difference between brewing beer and cooking other foods doesn't happen until after you throw the yeast in it. Is it illegal for children to cook food where you live?

I wouldn't worry about it unless he was handling the final product outside of your home.
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:16 PM   #5
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You might want to check your facts. You can't LEGALLY give a minor booze, guardian or not.
Depends on the state... Check out #2 on the list.. Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage Laws for Retailers ... Been that way for years. I experienced it first hand in 1969. Cheers!!!
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:20 PM   #6
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You might want to check your facts. You can't LEGALLY give a minor booze, guardian or not.
Depends on the State you live in. I think there's like 30 states that allow parents to serve their children in their own home... It was that way in South Dakota where I used to live.

Not that my parents chose to exercise that...
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Depends on the state... Check out #2 on the list.. Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage Laws for Retailers ... Been that way for years. I experienced it first hand in 1969. Cheers!!!
Learn something new every day! It's not like that here in CO. Sorry if I came off like a jerk.
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Learn something new every day! It's not like that here in CO. Sorry if I came off like a jerk.
Hey not at all man!!! I've just been around long enough to have some experiences. Cheers!!!
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remember, it is not beer until it ferments, so regardless of state, you are probably fine on the creation side of it. Most states define an Alcoholic Beverage as "alcohol, or any beverage containing more than one-half of one percent of alcohol by volume, which is capable of use for beverage purposes, either alone or when diluted."

I think that having your family involved in the brewing process is a great bonding experience!

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Both my kids had their first brew day within one-month of life. Now my 1.5 yo can help throw the hops in or stir my mash. I resent the movement of sheltering children. Its beer fer cryin out loud, not murder.

Also, in WI a guardian can order booze for there kid at home or out until they are 18. Once they turn 18, they are screwed until 21.

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