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Old 04-04-2013, 01:57 AM   #1
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So I am about to start looking for a new home in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I have been living in a condo so I am expanding space.

I know this will be way down on the "must haves" list - but what do you suggest I look for in a home that would help the home brewery?

What things in your current home do you wish you had? . . .

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Old 04-04-2013, 01:59 AM   #2
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Wish I had a third bay in my garage...3 car garages rock.

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Old 04-04-2013, 02:02 AM   #3
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i bought a home with a big workshop that is heated and cooled and has water makes good place to brew

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I am sorely tempted to say playboy models.....Oh wait

I pretty much do not want for anything brewing so I will say my cellar for storing beer after carbed. Constant 45 degrees in winter and 55-60 in the summer.

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Old 04-04-2013, 02:08 AM   #5
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A 3 car garage is nice. My house was new construction and I had them wire a 220 on a preferred wall of my garage for my welder. Would have been much more expensive to put the outlet in that location after the fact.

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3 car garage or a detached 2 car garage/shop.

Mud room or laundry room with a deep sink/utility sink. A utility sink in the garage is also extremely handy.

220V 30 to 50 amp circuit in the garage or shop.

For the house in general:

Closet space. You can never have enough closet space especially if you have a woman in your life.

Storage space in general. Be it floored/finished attic or something else.

Usable counter top space in the kitchen. It always looks bigger if you look at an empty house. Once you throw a couple things and a toaster on the counter you start running out of room fast.

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Oh and Gas!

Natural gas stove, gas water heater, a gas dryer, gas fireplace if you are into that.

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Look for no homeowners association. Don't need anybody trying to outlaw your brewing activities.

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Look for no homeowners association. Don't need anybody trying to outlaw your brewing activities.
This. Or regulate your grilling/bbq'ing. Also, look for updated electric - you want to run your flat screen TV and kegerator/fermentation chamber, and an old electric system might not hold that up along with the regular fridge, etc.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:22 PM   #10
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A place to do your boils outdoors that is sheltered from the rain. I only use my propane burner outdoors no matter what the temperature is, but I don't use it in the rain. Oh for a carport..LOL

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