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Old 05-12-2008, 01:02 AM   #1
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I live in an appartment in Baltimore and currently looking for house. I find it funny how the basement is allmost a major component of the decision making.There are many great spots but only some without underground basements. I find it amusing that the fact theat I could have an underground basement for a cellar is somewhat playing in the decision making of my new home. Any comments?



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Old 05-12-2008, 01:09 AM   #2
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Nothing odd about that. I have been doing some home searching lately and saw a house with an outbuilding that said brewery all over it. Out of my price range though.



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Cool. A basement would be nice but on the otherhand the more underground exposure the more risk of mold etc.

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I found a place that fits our budget and location but no basement. I know i need to invest in some fridges and S , It just sucks.

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People buy houses with basements for all sorts of reasons. Often it's so they can build a rec room. How is that any more strange than wanting a brew room?

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Old 05-12-2008, 02:13 AM   #6
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also think about water. City water is nice, but once you start getting north - all bets are off. I lived in white marsh, and the water was awesome. I moved to Joppatowne, and now I can't make any lighter color beer without getting water from somewhere else.

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I wish I had a basement. I'd like to get my brewing out of the kitchen.

I'm thinking about a brew shed. I could run the plumbing and gas out there myself, since it's what I do for a living. But wondering what having a second improved permanent structure on my property will do to my taxes. Well, that and the initial cost of building and insulating the thing, heating and cooling, the list goes on....

I can always dream...

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Dude...you can't even HAVE basements in Florida

Anytime I have to "celler" an ale during the secondary, I have to clear space for the carboy in my tempeture controlled kegerator

My old house in New York has a root cellar....Imagine Lagering in one of those!

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Water is not too much of an issue. I can always use bottled water.

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I am looking at houses too. Basement is a must. I am also looking at proper water access in the basement as well... ie room for a sink. The house i am close to purchasing already has a utility sink in the basement and that definitely sold the house for me. I just want to be able to ferment and clean in the same place that is priority in my brewery.



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