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Old 06-29-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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Well having two toddlers running around makes it a little hard to brew. Since they love to get into everything and some how manage to open everything they get there little hands on. To start off my little girl threw ice from the ice bath into the cooling wort. Secondly she some how got unit my " man cave" and managed to opeb

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Old 06-29-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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^^^ managed to open my primary bucket. Not sure if she actually stuck her hand in. Well I hope she didn't contaminate my brew. ANY ONE ELSE HAVE TROUBLE KEEPING THERE LITTLE ANGLES OUT OF TE BREW LOL

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Old 06-29-2012, 04:44 PM   #3
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My 2 year old is little problematic but manageable. I brew when he slips to avid risk associated with hot water, burners, gas, glass carboys ect, and my fermentation chamber is out of his reach, 2ndaries on the floor but he knows not to pull airlocks anymore, he always go with me to the basement to check on fermentation and starters, now he is actually reminding me every morning to check on my brew (dad yeast, dad beer, lets go

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Old 06-29-2012, 04:46 PM   #4
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All my kids, two girls and a boy, ended up brewing with me when they were young. I got a bottle opener and put it on a cord and hung it around their neck and called them my assistant brewmaster. I never had any trouble with them doing something what they should not have but I will admitt keeping a pretty close eye on them as I was concerned about them beinbg around boiling wort. Anyway as they got older they were good help, not always willing. All of them are now moved away from home and homebrewers themselves. I guess what goes around comes around, I learned to brew from my dad when I was still in gradeschool.

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Old 06-29-2012, 04:59 PM   #5
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I've thought about getting my two little boys invovled in the process, but then think about how they can't be within two feet of each other for more than five minutes without chaos erupting and I think again.

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Old 06-29-2012, 05:14 PM   #6
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Spare the rod and spoil the child... ;-)

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I have twin 2 year olds at home. For this reason I either brew during the day when they are napping or I brew at night after we put them to bed. I use the closet up stairs to store the beer while fermenting, which they can't get into.

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Old 06-29-2012, 05:34 PM   #8
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The 10-year-old nephew....not a problem. He's really good at brewing too. Likes maths and science and chemistry, so it works.

The 18-month-old...oi. Brewing and small children is a disaster waiting to happen. And he loooooooooooooves the airlocks. Can't help but want to play with them.

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My four year old and two year old boys love to help out. I regularly post pictures of them to my blog.

My four year old LOVES to help, loves to smell the beer, etc.

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My four year old and two year old boys love to help out. I regularly post pictures of them to my blog.

My four year old LOVES to help, loves to smell the beer, etc.
Those are some awesome labels you made! Did you create them or get them somewhere? I guess I probably could have read the blog and found out. Sorry.
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