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Old 04-27-2010, 12:03 AM   #1
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Default My landlord told me to stop brewing!

My landlord told me to stop homebrewing. His reasoning was that "we had a guy do that once and blow up his whole setup." He did not expand on his reasoning. I mean I don't think a bottle bomb can cause *that* much damage to an apartment. I'm going out on a guess here and thinking the guy was distilling something, not brewing. What should I say/do to convince him otherwise?

And don't tell me to move, that is not an option right now.

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Old 04-27-2010, 12:06 AM   #2
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anything in the lease that tells you that you can't brew or something similar? Otherwise you could move out without any penalties. If you don't mind moving.

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Old 04-27-2010, 12:08 AM   #3
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Yeah I don't think that he could kick you out just for that.

Possibly explain to him the difference between brewing and distilling? Maybe that way he will get off your case.

Either that or give him a sixer of your delicious homebrew, and tell him that there's more where that came from if he lets you continue.

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Old 04-27-2010, 12:09 AM   #4
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Sounds like your only option is to brew inside. Just make sure you can move your gear out before he comes for a periodic inspection.
Or call him on the "blew his whole setup", because that is BS.

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Old 04-27-2010, 12:11 AM   #5
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I'll double check the lease again, but afaik there is nothing against home brewing in it. But there probably is also a clause saying they can kick you out for any reason at all if they feel like it.

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Old 04-27-2010, 12:11 AM   #6
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I would go over the lease with a fine tooth comb and go from there.

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Old 04-27-2010, 12:11 AM   #7
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Tell him to phuck himself and take it up with the authorities if he has an issue with it.

He really has no legal recourse if its not on the lease, except for those nasty clauses in leases that state they can raise the rent with 30 days notice, if he's really looking to mess with you...

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Old 04-27-2010, 12:12 AM   #8
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Im not really sure what is causing your landlord to be afraid.

Is he afraid you are going to burn the complex down or afraid of a possible broken bottle of beer?

If he is afraid of you burning the complex down....move your brewing to the parking lot and if he likes beer....i would suggest to "grease the wheels" with some good homebrew

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Old 04-27-2010, 12:13 AM   #9
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Or ask about being allowed to use a propane burner. That's the only thing in brewing that could be in a lease preventing you to brew legally in the complex.

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Invite him over for a brew day. Toss in a sixer of home brew. Once he sees the process, it might make it easier to convince him that his property isn't at risk.

Good Luck...

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