Any roomates look at you funny, when your staring at the airlock to time the bubbles?

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So I forgot to use my hydrometer and have to time the airlock bubbles.

My ass of a roomate comes into the beer room in the morning when im shiate tired and looks at me funny but cant even been f'in bothered to ask me what im doing.

Weird looking pathetic tired no curious look!

What ever happened to curiosity and asking questions!


Piss off! :rockin:

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Did he have the curtesy to knock before entering the beer room?

That sir, makes him an a$$.
 
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lol. Unfortunately I don't have a door for the beer room. Its a separate room right next to the kitchen..

I guess the saying is curiousity kills the cat. And he is one hell of a *****!:fro:
 

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My only room mates are greyhounds and they assume I'm in the kitchen to feed them.
 

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My roomates know whats up, its their friends and enexpected guests that assume I'm high as a kite when I stare at a bubbling airlock for 60 seconds.
-Ben
 

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the wife has finally accepted that im a "beer dork" as she elequently puts it. after teh first few months of my sniffing and gazing she stopped with the comments
 

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I have yet to find a reason to risk infection and waste beer just to take a reading.
Seriously, my hydro broke a long time ago. I recently bought a new one and have used it once (got the OG not the TG).
 

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Markusface said:
That's nothing, I read mine bed time stories :D

Ditto--every night I go downstairs to 'put the beer to bed' and encourage it to grow up to be delicious and refreshing! This seems a little crazy even to me, but hey, whatever makes good beer. :mug:
 

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They say talking to plants helps them grow - why wouldn't that apply to yeasties as well?
Yes, they do hear you - and they are watching!
 

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For whatever reason, I find the bubbling of an airlock to be fascinating as well. I like the sound of it. Maybe because it lets me know everything is working fine.
 

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I walk around my house, always listening. Every once in a while, I say to one of my kids (or their friends, it really doesn't matter), "Did you hear that?" My son's girlfriend always answers, "Yep- blurb, blurp". She didn't at first, of course, until I told her what she was supposed to be listening for. I don't think she really hears it, but she's humoring me. I always have a beer for her dad when he stops over. My friends come into the "beer room" and cast admiring glances before asking for one.

Really, I can't believe they can't just sit for half an hour and watch the airlock and smell the great smells. Better than TV.
 

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Yooper Chick said:
I walk around my house, always listening. Every once in a while, I say to one of my kids (or their friends, it really doesn't matter), "Did you hear that?" My son's girlfriend always answers, "Yep- blurb, blurp". She didn't at first, of course, until I told her what she was supposed to be listening for. I don't think she really hears it, but she's humoring me. I always have a beer for her dad when he stops over. My friends come into the "beer room" and cast admiring glances before asking for one.

Really, I can't believe they can't just sit for half an hour and watch the airlock and smell the great smells. Better than TV.

SMELL-O-VISION!

I agree i could sit and watch the swirling of the yeast orgy that is beer brewing. The growing of the frothiness, and forming of the krausen, and the bubbling happiness of the airlock. I leave music on to urge fermentation... Death Metal for the Fermentation, Classical music for the clearing period, and during bottling i play sounds of beer being poured into a glass (with the correct glass and beer type of course). It's not an obsession at all...
 
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DeadYetiBrew said:
SMELL-O-VISION!

I agree i could sit and watch the swirling of the yeast orgy that is beer brewing. The growing of the frothiness, and forming of the krausen, and the bubbling happiness of the airlock. I leave music on to urge fermentation... Death Metal for the Fermentation, Classical music for the clearing period, and during bottling i play sounds of beer being poured into a glass (with the correct glass and beer type of course). It's not an obsession at all...

This is starting to sound like a porn thread.

Thanks alot. :tank:
 

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My three year old likes to watch the "yeast movie" as I call it more so than she does that freakin' purple dinosaur.....Barney. Lately she's discovered that if she shines a flashlight on it, the yeast move differently. I have to break her of that.
 

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britishbloke said:
So I forgot to use my hydrometer and have to time the airlock bubbles.

My ass of a roomate comes into the beer room in the morning when im shiate tired and looks at me funny but cant even been f'in bothered to ask me what im doing.

Weird looking pathetic tired no curious look!

What ever happened to curiosity and asking questions!


Piss off! :rockin:

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If I saw you timing airlock bubbles rather than taking hydro readings, I'd look at you funny too. :D I never use the airlock activity to gauge anything except for when I think it might be time to take a hydro reading.

Now, sniffing the CO2 from the airlock...that's something I do alot. Such fun stuff. You should have smelled the CO2 coming out of the blowoff tube on my 1.125-OG barleywine last weekend. Knock you down like a 2x4 to the skull. Whew!

Next time your weirdo roommate comes in and shoots you a dumb look, you should really mess with his head and whip out your schlong and say, with a straight face, "see anything you like, Plinko?" :p
 
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haha, yeah I'm still pretty new to the beer making.

Although I have made 13 batches at-least but some are Ed-Worts Applewein and I dont think they really count.

One thing I think I do weird is smell the Applewein in the airlock while its in the eggy stage. Why? I have no idea. I guess it might be the amazement that something so discusting and smelly could turn out to be soooo tasty.

The last applewein I made was so warm going down. Like a nice whiskey! :mug:

Next time my roommate looks at me like that I'll act crazy and start talking to my yeast babies and singing sweet lullabyes.

They need all the attention they can get.
 

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Next time your weirdo roommate comes in and shoots you a dumb look, you should really mess with his head and whip out your schlong and say, with a straight face, "see anything you like, Plinko?" :p


AHHH HAHAHAHAHAAHHA! That made me spit beer out of my nose!
 

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Next time your weirdo roommate comes in and shoots you a dumb look, you should really mess with his head and whip out your schlong and say, with a straight face, "see anything you like, Plinko?" :p


There's no way in hell I could do that with a straight face!!!!!:D
 

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My fermenters are kept in the office across the hall from our bedroom. I usually sit in the chair next to them before going to bed and watch/smell the activity. While I don't depend on airlock activity to gauge progress, I do find myself timing bubbles since I use plastic fermenters and can't see whats going on. My wife used to ask what I was doing in there ~ hunched over the pails, sniffing the airlocks but now she just leaves me alone...

My 5 year old daughter like to watch the airlock to hear the yeasties burping as she puts it.
 
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