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Old 03-16-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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Folks,

As of now I can only brew on the weekends and I just blew my last keg (sadpanda) . It's been raining for the past week, and is supposed to rain until at least Tuesday. I'd really like to brew on Sunday and ideally I'd put the pot & burner in my driveway, but if it's raining that's a obvious no go.

Could I get brew inside the garage with the door open and pot & kettle right at the door opening just under the roof overhang?

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Old 03-16-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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Yep that's how I do it every time. No worries.

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Old 03-16-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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That's what I do. I'm 2/2 in not getting CO poisoning

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Old 03-16-2012, 06:08 PM   #4
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I brew in the garage all the time with the door wide open.

I watch very carefully, I do not want to burn my house down.

I also pay attention for symptoms carbon monoxide poisoning. I do not want to die.

I need a new alarm. On my last brew I found out my old one was not working properly.

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Old 03-16-2012, 06:21 PM   #5
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I also do this, if you have a fan that you can put on blowing from the garage door (to the house) out of the garage that helps. I also keep CO/fire alarm by the door.

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Old 03-16-2012, 06:36 PM   #6
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I just picked up a burner this last weekend and was thing the same thing.

Another question I have is to leave the pot covered or uncovered??? While in my house I leave it uncovered as instructed by my LHBS but worry about bugs and stuff getting into the open pot outside.

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I do this in my garage. I open a garage door and a side door so there is a natural flow of air coming through. Its how I usually brew because its a nice, level, concrete floor, and my driveway is gravel and uphill. I've brewed my last 4 batches this way.

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I just picked up a burner this last weekend and was thing the same thing.

Another question I have is to leave the pot covered or uncovered??? While in my house I leave it uncovered as instructed by my LHBS but worry about bugs and stuff getting into the open pot outside.

Uncovered! I am pretty sure you do not want to leave it covered during your boil.
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Another question I have is to leave the pot covered or uncovered???
Leave the pot uncovered, if it is covered the DMS cannot escape.

Besides if spiders do get in there they will be sanitized so you do not have to worry.
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Bugs should be no problem as long as they get in early enough in the boil so they're sanitized.
But seriously, just get one of those splatter screens for frying bacon and set that over your pot. Keep all the junk out and let you keep an eye on everything. They even have a handle on them so you can lift it off to stir and add hops.

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