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Old 02-27-2011, 06:47 PM   #11
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:04 PM   #12
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I had to put a knob with a lock on my closet just for this reason. I knew my son would get into it, so I cut him off before he got the idea.

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Old 02-27-2011, 08:13 PM   #13
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My one-year-old recently developed a fascination with the airlock on my fermenting rye pale ale. He has pulled it off the pail about 4-5 times now and spilled vodka everywhere. I'm not sure how much has gotten into the actual beer. There usually seems to be more on the lid than anywhere else, but this little dude is going to ruin the damn thing.
So your 1 year old child has been playing in vodka and your main concern is whether or not your beer is ruined. Also this has happened 4-5 times? You are supposed to be smarter then a one year old. How many times does it have to happen before you realize it was not a good idea to have it accessible.


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I assume others have run into the same problem: little ones who just can't keep their hands off the bubbling airlock or other fun, beer-making "toys."
That is why children are supposed to have responsible parents. Kids get into things, it is your job to ensure they are safe.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:31 PM   #14
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Chill out. I'm always two steps behind him when it happens. The little hands are just quick enough to knock the airlock over and spill out the contents. My house is fully child proofed and my children arekept safe. The kid is not "playing" in vodka.

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Old 02-27-2011, 10:35 PM   #15
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I say let them the sleep much better afterwords ;-) and for the people that are tweaking about it relax kids get into much worse and survive. There is no why to fully child proof a house and if you do figure out a way to they will just figure out how to minipulate the child locks trust me i know. there is no way to keep an eye on them 24/7 either. they will explore get into stuff and drive you nuts that is just the fact of life. I use to have problems with my kids getting into my beer so I made a over the top hoppy one and left it sitting on the coffey table oh they got into it and had a sip and have never since. all i have to do is ask them if they want a sip and i get a no it is beer it is nasty. if the boy gets a sip of vodka he will not get into it again. at least not at that age. and i would much rather have a little bit of alcahol over a little bit of a chemical in their mouth.

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I'm calling child services on you.
On a serious note, slap his little hands every time he touches it.


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Try placing some Spongebob or Backyardigans decoys near your fermenter.

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Old 02-27-2011, 10:57 PM   #18
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I'm calling child services on you.
On a serious note, slap his little hands every time he touches it.

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Nah, a couple of "No's" and removing temptation did the trick. At this age, he wouldn't understand what he was doing "wrong" anyway.
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RTKBA - he was referring to vodka in the airlock.

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RTKBA - he was referring to vodka in the airlock.
Reading comprehension is strong in this one.
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