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Vibes for my kitchen please

post #1 of 24
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Aaron and my nephew are brewing beer today. Aaron grew hops in the garden this year for the first time and is very excited about today's brewing. He has been up since 5:00 this morning.

Can my kitchen have a few vibes that it survives this unscathed?
post #2 of 24
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the vibes are on the way my friend!


Ps: is necesary a call to at 911? to


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post #3 of 24
Oh my! My DH used to brew beer years ago and wants to pick it up again. All I can say are these 2 things:

Don't let them use a pan that you like a lot as you might never be able to use it again.

Open up the windows and place a fan in one of them blowing the smell out of your house.

I know it's a fun guy thing to do, but OMG that smell is horrible!!

The vibes are not for your kitchen, but for your nose:
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
Oh my! My DH used to brew beer years ago and wants to pick it up again. All I can say are these 2 things:

Don't let them use a pan that you like a lot as you might never be able to use it again.

Open up the windows and place a fan in one of them blowing the smell out of your house.

I know it's a fun guy thing to do, but OMG that smell is horrible!!

The vibes are not for your kitchen, but for your nose:

Karen, after reading Amy's post.

Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of for you and your kitchen!
post #5 of 24
OMG, that is hilarious Good luck with that Karen...are you staying home and supervising?
post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
Oh my! My DH used to brew beer years ago and wants to pick it up again. All I can say are these 2 things:

Don't let them use a pan that you like a lot as you might never be able to use it again.

Open up the windows and place a fan in one of them blowing the smell out of your house.

I know it's a fun guy thing to do, but OMG that smell is horrible!!

The vibes are not for your kitchen, but for your nose:
Agreed. Brewing Beer smells like old dirty socks and nasty pond water put together.

You may want to just go out for the afternoon, come back with some good smelling stuff, and then de-stink your house all day tomorrow.
post #7 of 24
What all goes into brewing your own beer? I got my dad one of those "Mr Beer" kits for Christmas years ago. Of course, it was a kit so the first steps (whatever you have to do with the hops) was already done. There wasn't any smell, but it sure looked disgusting when it was fermenting. Tasted good though! I'm guessing you have to boil the hops or something?

Anyway, I hope your kitchen survives!
post #8 of 24
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Oh he's brewed before. This isn't the first time.

The brewing has already started and I am here for the questions like "Where is the food processor?" and "How do you use the food processor?".

He has a dedicated pan just for brewing. Every window is already open.

This is my nephew's first brewing experience.
post #9 of 24
What kind of beer are they brewing today? My DH has made honey wheat, dopplebock and pale ale in the past.

Mine keeps threatening to brew more beer, and I keep telling him he better do it when the weather is warm enough to leave the house open.
post #10 of 24
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He's making an India Pale Ale today.

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Originally Posted by calico2222
What all goes into brewing your own beer? I got my dad one of those "Mr Beer" kits for Christmas years ago. Of course, it was a kit so the first steps (whatever you have to do with the hops) was already done. There wasn't any smell, but it sure looked disgusting when it was fermenting. Tasted good though! I'm guessing you have to boil the hops or something?
You pretty much have to boil everything. He was cracking the grains a little while ago.
post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom View Post
He's making an India Pale Ale today.
Yummy!! Party at you house in a couple of months!!
post #12 of 24
So do wasps come flying around the window or are they repelled by the smell????

Actually that's something I've wanted to try (someday)!
post #13 of 24
Let me know how it goes, Karen. Robert has decided to make his own (fermented) cider this year, and all I can imagine is how the house will smell.
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by GailC View Post
So do wasps come flying around the window or are they repelled by the smell????
No, no wasps or bees hovering.



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Originally Posted by jcat View Post
Let me know how it goes, Karen. Robert has decided to make his own (fermented) cider this year, and all I can imagine is how the house will smell.
The cooking is done and it is now cooling. We had every window open and although it is hot and humid today there is a good breeze, so the smell never got too bad.
post #15 of 24
I was just telling Karen that we used to have a large brewery behind us at work until a couple of years ago, and in the summer the air stank of hops, but the blokes at work would be outside at lunchtime taking deep breaths of it while we screwed our faces up at it
post #16 of 24
Vibes for your kitchen

Hope it comes out well .......

Amy said party at your house in a couple of months ........ this wont be ready until then??
post #17 of 24
Hey look at the bright side- you have a good excuse to go candle shopping now!
post #18 of 24
lots of vibes for you and your kitchen

good luck
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by Pami View Post
Amy said party at your house in a couple of months ........ this wont be ready until then??
Once you brew the beer, you have to let it ferment for a while before it is ready to drink. Part of the time was in a big glass jug with a coil type gadget on the top (I think it hits a certain gravity which you measure with the coily thingy), then put in bottles for a while.

My DH's experience was that the darker the beer, the longer it took before it got really yummy. He cracked open a bottle of his dopplebock after 4 months and it tasted terrible. Rather than pouring his work down the drain, he moved it to our storm cellar where it sat forgotten for over a year. On the day he decided to clean out the storm cellar, he decided to try another bottle and it was outstanding.

I remember his pale ale and honey wheat's usually took about 2-4 months to fully ferment. He calls it a labor of love.
post #20 of 24
Oh no!! Here are your I know what it was like when My hubby and his buddies used to process deer in my kitchen EWWWWW! Thank goodness they don't do that anymore!!

This reminds me of the threes company episode in which Mr.Roper brews his own beer: He tries to get Mrs. Roper to try it and she says " there are things floating in it" Mr.Roper: "Those are HOPS" Mrs. Roper: OK it has things HOPPING in it!"
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
Hey look at the bright side- you have a good excuse to go candle shopping now!
Good thinking Nikki!!!
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom View Post
Aaron and my nephew are brewing beer today. Aaron grew hops in the garden this year for the first time and is very excited about today's brewing. He has been up since 5:00 this morning.

Can my kitchen have a few vibes that it survives this unscathed?

My hubby brews beer, and I can sympathise! I hate it when he siphons the beer into the bottles; he always gets it on the floor; and, our floor being mottled and dark tile, I don't see it, but end up stepping in the sticky mess later.

The funniest thing: when he was doing the above one time, Loki actually came up from behind, and SAT ON DH'S SHOULDER TO WATCH HIM! Wish I had a pic...

I hope you don't have the carboys and tubing sitting in your dining room, like I have to suffer through. You can see our dining room from the front door; DH puts the 2 glass jugs (carboys), with the clear hose between them, in the dining room. When the brown slop/hops starts pushing through the tubing, it reminds of someone's lower colon with poop in it. It looks revolting! I wonder what the neighbors think when they see it????? The #$#%$% thing has to sit there for 2 weeks or so.

Tomorrow, I'm going to use some of his beer to make beer mustard--should be interesting!
post #23 of 24
Hope your kitchen stays in one piece, and the beer turns out tasty.
post #24 of 24
vibes for the kitchen vibes to remove the smell I made wine once, it turned out really good , I got a wine kit for Christmas, I learned you don't make wine, when you can't open the windows
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