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Old 04-20-2010, 10:37 PM   #1
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A few weeks ago, I asked everyone if they brewed with their kids.

Some snark but, generally an interesting response.

This past weekend, I was lucky to have my son (27 y.o.) here and we bottled a batch, we brewed a batch and we nearly drank a batch!

Without a doubt, it was one of the best, most rewarding and fun weekends either of has had together in a very long time.

I thought I'd share and encourage everyone to enjoy osme brew time with their kids.

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Old 04-20-2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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My kids don't like beer! My daughter's fiance, though, loves beer and I love having him sample all of my brews. He wants to brew, but he's really busy. Hopefully, his life can slow down a bit and he can find time to brew with me. My daughter is pregnant, so he's got a built-in designated driver.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:43 PM   #3
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As a matter of fact I have brewed with my daughter. She is almost 4 now so I just ensure she doesn't touch anything post boil. Actually the only thing she usually gets to do besides watch daddy from at least 2 feet away is poor the yeast in the primary once its cooled. I figure at 2 feet I shouldn't get any booger beer She loves watching be make beer but SWMBO is concerned she is gonna tell her teachers at school that she makes beer with her daddy, not sure what they will think but oh well. Its our time and we like it.

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:57 PM   #4
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My 3 yr old boy helps me with making sure everything is done correctly!
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:07 PM   #5
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My daughter is pregnant, so he's got a built-in designated driver.
My wife doesn't like that excuse, I have tried

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:29 PM   #6
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She loves watching be make beer but SWMBO is concerned she is gonna tell her teachers at school that she makes beer with her daddy, not sure what they will think but oh well. Its our time and we like it.
Been there. We put a martini glass and beer mug Christmas ornament on our tree a few years back. A few weeks later we got our son's journal from school and he had written in it that "we have beer cans on our Christmas tree" SWMBO made sure to mention at the next parent teacher conference that they weren't actual beer cans. ( I did think about putting some on the next year though )
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:33 PM   #7
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I am 26 and I brew with my dad. He's in his 60's, retired, and loves the time spent together, plus the finished product

Also, his place is bigger, so brewing with dad allows me to avoid the wrath of SWMBO. It's a win-win all around.

And, if you have really small kids, their tiny fingers work great for cleaning the crevices on your keggle!

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Old 04-20-2010, 11:41 PM   #8
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I know that i would love nothing more than to to spend a day brewing with my dad or father in law. Too bad they live 3,000 miles away.

I usually brew with a buddy of mine and his daughter is a bit to young to help out, but i know that in a few years she will be our big helper.

I think as long as it is safe any time that you can spend with your kids or parents is priceless.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:54 PM   #9
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My daughter is pregnant, so he's got a built-in designated driver.
I've got a 1 year old and a nearly 3 year old, both love watching the bubbless in the airlocks/blow off tubes!
The designated driver is one of the trade offs for having a pregnant wife. I don't complain about the mood swings/wierd craving requests (had to go to the supermarket everyday after work for something different!) and my wife drives when we go out and doesn't complain that she doesn't get to drink. She's pretty keen on beer so it is a bit of a accomplisment for her to go 12+ months without a beer (lead up/pregnant/breast feeding).

 
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:09 AM   #10
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My son is two. When he hits double digits, I'll get him to help!

 
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