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Old 12-27-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Default Safety Issues in Homebrewing

Do you fireproof your brewing area? Brew with a fire extinguisher, a CO detector, first aid kit, ventilation? wood v.s. metal? gfci's? drink while you brew?

Please share any ideas. I'd love to see what I can incorporate in my brewroom.

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I built out a basement room (waterproofed cement walls) with metal studs (pressure treated footplate), cementboard walls, and as much tile as I could afford. I'll add more later.

I'm trying to slope the ceiling next, so condensation runs off more easily. And venting the steam should help. That's mostly for sanitation, but fireproofing as well.

I have not had my N.G. line extended yet. (I have to get electrical roughed in and inspected first.)

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I found this:
.... indoor propane
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/safe...indoors-51463/
.... and I'm about to listen to this podcast (in a rather untimely fashion)
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/prop...podcast-97069/

.... electric
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/elec...rewers-145019/

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Old 12-27-2009, 03:56 PM   #2
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I brew inside, close to flammables, in the nude. Call me an adventurer. LOL!

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Old 12-27-2009, 03:58 PM   #3
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Really though, You are really just boiling water. Much safer than say frying fish.

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Old 12-27-2009, 03:58 PM   #4
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I brew inside, close to flammables, in the nude. Call me an adventurer. LOL!
Same here but outside.
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:59 PM   #5
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in a crowded subdivision I hope!

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Old 12-27-2009, 04:03 PM   #6
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I do NOT want to hear about your temperature probe.

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Old 12-27-2009, 04:07 PM   #7
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I brew outside, on a 20x30 cobblestone patio, I have a fire extinguisher on hand, I dont enjoy a homebrew until after the hotbreak. I should have a firstaid kit by me, but I do have one in the kitchen. I use welding gloves whenever I move hot stuff so I dont burn myself. I usually brew in shorts and a t-shirt, I wear nonslip work shoes (no flip flops on brew day).

MississippiSlim, I would suggest wearing buttless chaps while brewing so your knees dont burn while boiling

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If your using a gas burner inside then you better vent really good and get a C02 detector!!

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Gives new meaning to my "Nut" Brown Ale! LOL!

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uh, TOASTED?

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