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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hops and Dogs

I have seen a bunch of warnings about this lately and it is very important that all brewers know it. Don't let your pup near your hops! 

http://www.northernbrewer.com/connect/2012/01/a-warning-about-dogs-and-hops/


There was a time, about a year ago, where Moxie (above) grabbed a single hop pellet that had dropped on the floor in the kitchen. Soon after, he began panting and didn't stop for several hours. I now realize, after the event, that the hops caused his body temperature to rise uncontrollably and I am lucky that he didn't ingest more. He turned out just fine, but brewers beware! Never store or dispose of your hops (even used) where the dog can get at them...that includes the compost bin. This also includes homegrown hops in the backyard. Let's try and keep our furry brewing buddies around (I'm talking canines, not humans)!
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