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Old 10-17-2006, 01:31 PM   #11
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I think so, I'd buy a good one. Better not to screw around with this. I'm sure I'm not the only parent who cringed when reading this, my girl's not even two but I know she'll do some stupid stuff before all is said and done (unless she's a lot more like her mom than her dad). Still need to have "The Talk," I'm sure you've already had that with her, she clearly doesn't or didn't know how to handle drinking. Just be glad she didn't end up poisoning herself.

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Old 10-17-2006, 02:30 PM   #12
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ok it's a kegerator,i'm a single parent,i live about 3 miles from any house in the country and i work second shift...i was just wondering if anyone had made something that worked...guess i'll have to buy one..
Did you read my suggestion? It is a very low cost option.

Put a nylon ball valve (they are very cheap) in the beer line between the keg and the tap *inside* the kegerator. Buy a hasp lock hinge like this one and affix it to the door. (You can get them for less cost at a hardware store.) Lock with a pad lock. The screws are not accessible while it is locked, so she can't just unscrew it to take it off.

When you are home and plan to enjoy a few brews, unlock the box, open the ball value, and you're in business. When you're done, close the ball value, lock the kegerator, and your protection mechanism is in place.

Anything, even a fancy expensive keg lock, can be defeated by someone with ample time and desire to do so. Any solution you come up with needs to be coupled with sound parenting strategies for dealing with the core issues, but I'm sure you know that.
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Old 10-17-2006, 02:34 PM   #13
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I bet that how she will feel for the next day will be a good reminder for her.
I wish I had a dollar everytime I swore off drinking the next day.

Seriously though, I hope you find a good solution to your problem. I'm lucky my little one is only three months old. I still have a few years before I have to worry about that.
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Old 10-17-2006, 02:53 PM   #14
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Put a nylon ball valve (they are very cheap) in the beer line between the keg and the tap *inside* the kegerator. Buy a hasp lock hinge like this one and affix it to the door. (You can get them for less cost at a hardware store.) Lock with a pad lock. The screws are not accessible while it is locked, so she can't just unscrew it to take it off.
This is a good, simple, and inexpensive plan that I would invoke if I ever found my 17 year old daughter passed out in front of the tripple tapper.
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Old 10-17-2006, 02:59 PM   #15
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I keep mine in the basement , with the faucets just out of reach of my two and four year old. LOL!

Beer4breakfast's solution coupled with some sound parenting strategies may keep things in check. Respect beer.

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Old 10-17-2006, 07:22 PM   #16
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Seriously though, I hope you find a good solution to your problem. I'm lucky my little one is only three months old. I still have a few years before I have to worry about that.[/quote]


Time passes very fast seems like just yesterday my son was that age he will be 22 in a month! We each had a pint of chocolate Porter last night working on his car now he want to start HBing...

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This thread really hits home to me even though my girl's only 5. My daughter calls herself my "helper" during brew day. (I have to shoo her out of the kitchen when it comes time for transfering wort though.) She's seen me drink beer, but shows zero interest in trying it (no real suprise there) and even says that hops "stink". On one hand I want to lock everything up to ensure something like this never happens and on the other hand... My parents were pretty open about alcohol, left the cabinet open, always had enough beer in the fridge that they'd never miss it. I distinctly remember my dad saying that if I ever wanted to get drunk all I had to do was let him know, but that he would get me drunk enough that I would remember the experience. I never really drank all that much growing up; first time (and only time) I got drunk was at the age of 23. Sometimes I wonder if the openess and relaxed attitude my parents showed took away the forbidden "thrill" and led to my general disintrest in getting wasted. Now, of course, I'm older. I love homebrewing, beer, and everything related to them. So what do you folks think is the right attitude to have concerning this sort of thing? I don't mean to hijack a thread, but Barney Fife always did advocate bud nipping...
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Old 10-18-2006, 07:41 PM   #18
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First off, I think that it must have been too long since some of you were teenagers...what you make taboo is exactly what becomes coveted. By avoiding true education you force your child to go elsewhere...
What concerns me about your story is not that your daughter was drinking your beer; hell, I did the exact same thing. But the concerning point is that she showed no limits on her intake. Would you rather get a call from a police officer that your daughter was found passed out in the bushes of a friends house? This is a wake up call alright, but not that you merely need to lock up your alcohol. This case calls for good parenting...which is sometimes difficult. I don't profess to know how you should approach this issue. But I adamantly believe that only locking up the kegerator is only a bandaid. Just because kids are misguided doesn't mean that they are bad overall...they just need more attention.
Limits are the important thing here. Legal limits, personal drinking limits, limits to drive under the influence...these are all important LIFE lessons and this is a perfect opportunity to make a huge difference in your child's life.
There is no right answer to this issue. Good parenting is being a guide through this special time in every person's development.

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So what do you folks think is the right attitude to have concerning this sort of thing? I don't mean to hijack a thread, but Barney Fife always did advocate bud nipping...
It depends on the kid, but I plan on being pretty open and European about drinking, but you HAVE to keep a close eye on the situation. Having two daughters, I don't want their first experiences with drinking to be with some pimple-faced douche bag that's trying to take advantage of the situation
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First off, I think that it must have been too long since some of you were teenagers...what you make taboo is exactly what becomes coveted. By avoiding true education you force your child to go elsewhere...
What concerns me about your story is not that your daughter was drinking your beer; hell, I did the exact same thing. But the concerning point is that she showed no limits on her intake. Would you rather get a call from a police officer that your daughter was found passed out in the bushes of a friends house? This is a wake up call alright, but not that you merely need to lock up your alcohol. This case calls for good parenting...which is sometimes difficult. I don't profess to know how you should approach this issue. But I adamantly believe that only locking up the kegerator is only a bandaid. Just because kids are misguided doesn't mean that they are bad overall...they just need more attention.
Limits are the important thing here. Legal limits, personal drinking limits, limits to drive under the influence...these are all important LIFE lessons and this is a perfect opportunity to make a huge difference in your child's life.
There is no right answer to this issue. Good parenting is being a guide through this special time in every person's development.

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