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Old 07-10-2013, 12:30 AM   #1
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I want to move brewing out of the kitchen and into the garage. I just bought a propane burner and she's afraid I'll burn down the house if I brew in the garage. I'm convinced its safe, what do you all think?

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Old 07-10-2013, 12:35 AM   #2
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I wouldnt be afraid of burning down the house but carbon monoxide poisoning could be a real danger here. But if you have good ventilation i would give it a try (with co detector plugged nearby).
I brew in the garage, its detached and i wide open big and small door and im fine but i also use NG instead propane and i think it has less of the CO risk

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Old 07-10-2013, 12:39 AM   #3
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I brew on an enclosed porch. Open the doors and get good ventilation. Keep away from the walls and you should have no problems. I did slightly melt vinyl siding in the porch I now have moved the burner farther away and put a sheet of plywood between. I need to get even better insulation there.

Have a fire extinguisher handy.

Don't leave for any longer than it takes to relieve yourself of the homebrews consumed during brewing!

In good weather you could move to the driveway.

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Old 07-10-2013, 12:43 AM   #4
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I brew in the garage all the time. Just do it near the door with it open or cracked open. No worries.

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Here's what I did:


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/diy-...shield-375755/

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Old 07-10-2013, 01:31 AM   #6
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I brew in garage 100%

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Old 07-10-2013, 02:48 AM   #7
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I also brew in the garage 100% of the time. Never had an issue, even when I couldn't open the big door to get my car out because of snow. The normal sized door to the back yard provided sufficient ventilation when open.

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Showed the wife this forum as proof it's ok to brew in the garage and now she think I need some sort of heat shield and a fire extinguisher first. I'm going to be brewing ing the center of the garage away from the walls with the garage door open for ventilation. Should be fine without a heat shield right?

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All garages should have fire extinguishers no matter what. Also should have one in the kitchen and on each floor.

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Next time you brew in the kitchen, let a massive boil over occur on the stove... That'll get her wanting you to brew in the garage pretty quick!

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