The movers are coming Monday to get us moved into our "new" house. Shortly, we will be installing a central vacuum system into the main floor of the house. There is a 14' wide x 32' long area of unfinished space at one end of the basement that will be a great place for a workshop/brew area. It's also the ideal location to place the main unit for the central vacuum.
I'm certain that many very, very fine particles (spores, bacteria, etc) go straight thru the filters in these units, but I don't know for certain. Of course, I would not be brewing during actual vacuuming.
I know that folks brew/ferment/bottle in garages and basements that have all sorts of possible contaminants and still make great beer. Someone did say that it might not be a great idea to make cheese and brew beer in the same small area.
Does anyone see a problem with brewing in the same space as the central vacuum unit? There is another location I could place this thing, but it would be easier in the shop.