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Old 12-18-2008, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default You know you are a new parent homebrewer when.....

- You look at baby bottle nipples as emergency, CO2 venting, carboy caps.

- You pick up a disposable bottle liner and realize;
a.) That'd make an excellent pellet hop leftovers storage bag.
b.) Your FoodSaver can seal them.(RMV)

- You realize the nipple brushes are great for getting that black crud out of those old faucets and for cleaning the gas tube in cornies.

- Cleaned Gerber Seconds bins make great "little bits" storage containers (Irish Moss, Campden Tabs, etc...)

- You wonder if breast milk can be a substitute for Lactose in a Milk Stout. And try it.

- Gerber Firsts flaked Rice, Oatmeal, etc cereal would actually work great in your next recipe. If the HBS is closed.

- You struggle to remember which bin has the Light DME and which bin has the Enfamil. Taste both and still can't decide.

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Old 12-18-2008, 08:28 PM   #2
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You don't brew anymore.

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Old 12-18-2008, 08:48 PM   #3
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- You look at baby bottle nipples as emergency, CO2 venting, carboy caps.
Oh my god, brilliant! I just may do that while I wait for my carboy bung and airlock to get here. (Not a parent but I may buy one just for that purpose)
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:00 PM   #4
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Oh my god, brilliant! I just may do that while I wait for my carboy bung and airlock to get here. (Not a parent but I may buy one just for that purpose)
I only found one or two that actually fit, and I'll pre-warn you sometime it'll give new meaning to the word "Beer Farts". It can be hilarious.
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I only found one or two that actually fit, and I'll pre-warn you sometime it'll give new meaning to the word "Beer Farts". It can be hilarious.
That's awesome.

I've used balloons as a stop-gap/emergency fix sometime, but they are unreliable and dry out. Perfect alternative!
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That's awesome.

I've used balloons as a stop-gap/emergency fix sometime, but they are unreliable and dry out. Perfect alternative!
And silicone to boot, or whatever.
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... You pressure cook old baby food jars with starter wort for stepping up from slants.

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- You struggle between a shiney new brew rig or a college fund. Rationalize that the rig will be paid for before the child goes to college and realize that you won't be brewing until then either.

- You "borrow" several of those plastic syriges from the hospital supplies bin because you notice that they have perfect metric gradients for lactic acid water treatments.

- You sanitize baby bottle with StarSan but pressure cook sterilize starter wort.

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LOL...so true.


- When you wonder at what age your kid will be coordinated enough to help you bottle.
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- People ask how tall the baby is and you respond "Half way to the faucet".

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