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.