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Old 03-06-2012, 06:06 PM   #31
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Outside is the key. I keep all my equipment in the basement and brew outside. Typically anything I don't do outside I do in the basement bathroom which is pretty much mine to clean anyway.

The one time I tried to clean my MLT in the kitchen I never heard the end of it. My hoses outside were frozen so I thought it would be a good option to get everything clean...until I dumped about 6 lbs of grains in the floor and apparently left quite a few around the sink as well. Now I just have to commit to staying out of the kitchen

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Old 03-06-2012, 06:24 PM   #32
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When I said "Always leave the kitchen cleaner than it ever otherwise is", I'm just pointing out the fact that our sanitaion methods far exceed any home cooks. I sanitize the counters and the table. This is just so I don't have to worry about accidentally touching a hose to the counter. I'm also very liberal with the Oxyclean. I wipe everything down with it when I'm done since it is already mixed up.

My Blichmann pot of course is shining stainless steel before it gets put away, our regular cookware not so much.
Our floor is a different story...

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Old 03-06-2012, 06:27 PM   #33
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When I said "Always leave the kitchen cleaner than it ever otherwise is", I'm just pointing out the fact that our sanitaion methods far exceed any home cooks.

I think the ribbing about it is due to the notion that that's a great way to get yourself roped into doing a whole bunch more cleaning around the house.... yanno.... since you're so good at it
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:31 PM   #34
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Oh and a note to you guys..... we women are WELL AWARE that your pitiful attempts at cleaning anything around the house that doesn't interest you is all a big ruse to get us to take over and "do it the right way". It's one of the many reasons we make sure that "honey do" list always has plenty to do on it

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Old 03-06-2012, 06:32 PM   #35
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Oh and a note to you guys..... we women are WELL AWARE that your pitiful attempts at cleaning anything around the house that doesn't interest you is all a big ruse to get us to take over and "do it the right way". It's one of the many reasons we make sure that "honey do" list always has plenty to do on it
Here I was thinking I was getting away with stuff.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:37 PM   #36
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I forgot to mention that my wife also uses some of my spent grains to make delicious homemade bread. Win - win - win!
I'd love to have her recipe. DO you think you could PM it me or ask her if she would mind sharing it? Thanks, mate
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #37
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Make her a nice red wine. She'll be happy

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Old 03-06-2012, 06:49 PM   #38
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Two females posting in the same thread?

Ruh roh.


As for this thread, one thing I try to do is check in with my wife every half hour or so. We have a 7 month old at home. She's a trooper with him on brewdays. However, I've had to put off my clean up to later in the day so I can give her some relief after I've pitched.

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Old 03-06-2012, 08:04 PM   #39
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You ever notice that there's never any threads about "Tips on keeping the Mr. happy?" Other than Cosmopolitan magazine forum, perhaps.

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Old 03-06-2012, 08:08 PM   #40
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I told her that I would give up the hookers and blow to stay home and brew. That didn't work too well since I didn't have that habit yet. As far as hobbies go, the other ones I have take me away from home so she is pretty good about my brewing.
Aviation and Motocross aren't in home hobbies.

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