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sacula 11-16-2010 01:35 AM

Brew smell
 
Hello, Im pretty new at this. I just did my 3rd last night. Anyway, when I brew my wife complains about the smell. I have tried opening windows and lighting candles but she always ends up locked in the bedroom. Anyone have this problem? How can I fix it?

Revvy 11-16-2010 01:37 AM

Where are your fermenters??? Do you have a basement?

kpr121 11-16-2010 01:40 AM

http://photos5.flickr.com/6093230_4287a7910e.jpg

donjonson 11-16-2010 01:41 AM

tell her she is nuts and that is smells delicious!

Verio 11-16-2010 01:48 AM

LOL, my wife set up an automatic spray freshener in our bathroom because of the smell :-P

chew 11-16-2010 01:51 AM

I assume you're talking about the smell while you're brewing, not while the beer is fermenting? My wife is the same way. She has a particular disdain for hoppy beers, which are pretty much all I brew. I just try and brew when she's at work or out of town. When that doesn't work out, she just puts up with the smell, and I put up with her grumbling. Probably the best way around it would be get a turkey boiler set, and start brewing outdoors!

sacula 11-16-2010 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by chew (Post 2408144)
I assume you're talking about the smell while you're brewing, not while the beer is fermenting? My wife is the same way. She has a particular disdain for hoppy beers, which are pretty much all I brew. I just try and brew when she's at work or out of town. When that doesn't work out, she just puts up with the smell, and I put up with her grumbling. Probably the best way around it would be get a turkey boiler set, and start brewing outdoors!

Yeah, I thought of brewing out side. Im in Indiana and its starting to get pretty cold. Will the cold hurt anything?

kpr121 11-16-2010 01:59 AM

All joking aside from my prior post, I agree with chew that you should get an outdoor burner. My first batch was on the stovetop and the wife flipped a lid (We both love the smell of brewing, but even I understood when I came in the house 3 days later and still smelled like a bread factory.) She told me that I could either stop brewing, take it outside, or get ready to sign divorce papers. I went with the outdoor setup. Figured it was cheaper than getting a divorce.

sgillespie 11-16-2010 02:07 AM

Interesting.. My wife loves the smell of brewing beer.

Brew outside

Verio 11-16-2010 02:09 AM

Mine was for fermenting ;)


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