Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Home brew boil odor

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-19-2011, 01:19 PM   #1
CannibalAJ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 102
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default Home brew boil odor

I usually brew at a friends house or when the fiance is not home. Last night I brewed my pale ale with her on the couch in the other room. We live in a 1200 sq ft house, so you can't get away from the smell easily. She couldn't stand it! Especially when I added the hops. I personally think its one of the most amazing smells on the planet, but apparently it;s offensive to some.

Does anyone have a solution to help cut down the smell? I brew extract with a concentrated wort on the stove top. Several windows open, fans going and candles lit didn't help much! I don't want to brew outside if it can be avoided, but it seems like it may be the only choice.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by matt2778 View Post
When life deals you lemons make ten gallons of all grain home brew.
CannibalAJ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2011, 01:22 PM   #2
cheezydemon3
Registered User
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: louisville
Posts: 12,967
Liked 1640 Times on 1234 Posts
Likes Given: 3007

Default

She will get used to it.

Even my kids have.

__________________
cheezydemon3 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2011, 01:30 PM   #3
Brulosopher
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 2,694
Liked 199 Times on 165 Posts
Likes Given: 114

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CannibalAJ
I don't want to brew outside if it can be avoided, but it seems like it may be the only choice.
I said the same thing once... I now brew in my garage
Brulosopher is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2011, 01:34 PM   #4
beeber
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SE PA, Pennsylvania
Posts: 425
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

+1 to outdoor brewing. I brew on the porch with propane.

__________________
beeber is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2011, 01:52 PM   #5
biestie
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Marion, IA
Posts: 319
Liked 23 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I had a girlfriend which had a problem with it. I kinda miss her.

__________________
biestie is offline
5
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2011, 01:55 PM   #6
ErieShores
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY USA
Posts: 484
Liked 20 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 137

Default

I brew outside so I can get some alone time.

__________________
ErieShores is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2011, 02:06 PM   #7
kh54s10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tiverton, Rhode Island
Posts: 6,700
Liked 606 Times on 514 Posts
Likes Given: 163

Default

Tell her that you cannot stand the smell when she....
Tell her it's not that often....
Send the fiance out w/her friends, Outside, or get a new fiance.

__________________
kh54s10 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2011, 02:12 PM   #8
maffewl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cookeville, Tennessee
Posts: 1,083
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kh54s10 View Post
Tell her that you cannot stand the smell when she....
Tell her it's not that often....
This should go over well...
__________________

_

Digital Temperature Controller build:
Click Here

Bottle Cutter build:
Click Here

maffewl is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2011, 02:18 PM   #9
osagedr
Recovering from Sobriety
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
osagedr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 2,479
Liked 96 Times on 80 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

She won't notice the smell at all if she's out shopping, or having coffee with a friend, or whatever.

Tell her she could probably use a jog.

__________________

2012 Canadian Brewer of the Year
2013 Canadian Brewer of the Year

@evilgoatbrewing

osagedr is offline
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2011, 02:26 PM   #10
Homercidal
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 23,480
Liked 2105 Times on 1510 Posts
Likes Given: 1149

Default

And you know I have to put up with the smell of coconut, and vanilla perfume. Life goes on.

At least at the end of brewing there is beer to drink.

__________________
Homercidal is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Home Brew Festival in NC on May 7th homebrewfestival General Beer Discussion 0 04-28-2011 06:29 PM
Is it homebrew or home brew? Brewer_Bob General Beer Discussion 12 11-04-2010 05:11 AM
Home Brew Fetish JesseRC General Beer Discussion 27 05-12-2009 02:18 PM
Home Brew Across the border Wing Nut General Beer Discussion 0 05-13-2008 11:45 AM
I need a Home Brew! RichBrewer General Beer Discussion 3 02-07-2006 03:49 AM