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Old 06-24-2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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Was thinking about moving out of kitchen into a 12 x 16 out building. I am doing extract on kitchen stove and want to move to out building with propane all grain setup. Can I brew indoors safely with a door open and a fan in the window? Really dont want to be outside, if I can help it.

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Old 06-24-2011, 04:22 PM   #2
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Propane indoors is generally a bad idea. Are you setting up a permanent brew location or will you be tearing down after every session? I'd go NG if permanent, or all electric. I'm considering the Speidel Braumeiester to allow me indoor brew freedom, among other reasons.

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Old 06-24-2011, 04:39 PM   #3
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Carbon Monoxide can build up quickly and doesn't necessarily ventilate well with just a fan. Use the fan to suck clean air into the room, not blow air out. Be careful and make sure to have a CO detector in the room. You can get them at any hardware store for less than $20.

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Old 06-24-2011, 04:43 PM   #4
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+1 on the Carbon Monoxide detector. Just be certain you have ample circulation in there.

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Old 06-24-2011, 04:51 PM   #5
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mako, I am trying to make a permanent location. Not crazy about outside -Wind, Bugs, Pollen and Weather. I dont have 220 in building and thought propane would be faster, cheaper. I know some people that brew in garage with door open. What is NG?

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I'm assuming NG is natural gas. This is the route I would take if I were doing a permanent indoor brew setup.

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Old 06-24-2011, 04:59 PM   #7
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Why is natural gas safer? If I dont have natural gas at house can I buy it like propane?

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I know some people that brew in garage with door open.
I brew like that, no problems. Wouldn't dare to do it with the garage door closed, though. Same reasons as previously stated.
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NG is natural gas. It burns cleaner and you can safely set up an indoor setup with it, much like a kitchen. Problem is that it leaves a permanent setup vs portability of propane. I'm not saying you cant use propane indoors but your typical high btu burner is going to through a lot of carbon monoxide. I currently brew on a back porch that is partially screened and even the screen material leaves a lot of gas in a confined space - more than i like for certain. A detector is a must IMO.

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I brew like that, no problems. Wouldn't dare to do it with the garage door closed, though. Same reasons as previously stated.
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