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Old 01-12-2007, 05:59 PM   #1
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The Room under my porch is about 45 degrees right now. It is seperated from the rest of my basement by a thick block wall.

My questions is this: can i brew in that room even though there is no vent or window that can be opened?

I am using a propane burner.

The room is obviously not well insulated, does this mean that most harmful fumes will escape up through the porch?

I think i already know the answer but i am freaking out and am ready to brew but it is 8 whole degrees here today with a windchill of -12.

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Old 01-12-2007, 06:01 PM   #2
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As you said, you know the answer already..... not a good idea.

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I feel your pain--I'm planning to brew this weekend, too, and it's supposed to be pretty nasty here as well.

But I would not use my propane burner indoors, period. I huddle in the garage when it's cold.

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Yes, you can.
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Make sure someone checks on you and can "wake" you up when they find you passed out 2 hours in. Bad, bad idea!

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I have the carmel cream on tap but it is going fast.....................................damn it all. i could go out to my parents house and use there garage, it is attached so should be a bit warmer than my unattached, BUT, there is an attic above theirs so no vents in the ceiling. Would it be unsafe to brew in there as well?

I do not want my fear of running out of tap beer realized. I also would like to avoid death

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You could brew there with the door open; it'll still be cold, but you'd be out of the wind. And, you could run inside to get warmed up once you got through the hot break.

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Roof framing is usually dry and roofing systems are oftem made of tar, etc. All these things = very flammable! Plus, what if there is an attic spill? New ceiling for Ma and Pa!!! I really hate to be a brewing killjoy here but I don't like this option either! Sorry man!

......Assuming unfinished attic.....

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Moron alert Moron Alert!!!! I re-read your post and if you are talking about brewing IN the garage that is 100% cool! For whatever reason I was picturing you doing this in an attic....I should have read more carefully!!!!!!

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The Room under my porch is about 45 degrees right now. It is seperated from the rest of my basement by a thick block wall.

My questions is this: can i brew in that room even though there is no vent or window that can be opened?

I am using a propane burner.

The room is obviously not well insulated, does this mean that most harmful fumes will escape up through the porch?

I think i already know the answer but i am freaking out and am ready to brew but it is 8 whole degrees here today with a windchill of -12.
Put a coat on and turn your burner up...and grow some cojones. I've brewed in the cold and rain before. There is very little that can keep me from my planned session---SWMBO has to do with most of that. For example, I was going to start my Wee Heavy last friday as early as possible, as soon as I got home. But...SWMBO had...other ideas Needless to say, I didn't start my mash until 8:30, and thus, didn't get to sleep till 3am. Ugh. But it was worth it...
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Put a coat on and turn your burner up...and grow some cojones. I've brewed in the cold and rain before. There is very little that can keep me from my planned session---SWMBO has to do with most of that. For example, I was going to start my Wee Heavy last friday as early as possible, as soon as I got home. But...SWMBO had...other ideas Needless to say, I didn't start my mash until 8:30, and thus, didn't get to sleep till 3am. Ugh. But it was worth it...
Roflmao. You know, I was thinking about brewing tonight after teh wife goes to bed. I dunno if I wanna deal with getting up early tomorrow though. Maybe I'll just postpone till Sunday. But man, I need to brew. I NEED IT MAN.
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