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Netflyer 01-03-2010 12:58 PM

Can I brew in an open garage w/out dying?
I realize I might die anyway but will the propane kill me if I brew in my garage like 5' from the opening with the garage door open... it is just that it is 17F here with a neg. wind chill 25mph NW winds - I can't brew out in thatttttt brrrrr....

Can I brew in my open garage and be ok? Isn't the danger in a closed room that the propane will consume the O2?


shecky 01-03-2010 12:59 PM

Open the door and you'll be fine, especially if you boil close to the door opening. Stay warm somehow.

Hammy71 01-03-2010 01:05 PM

I brew inside my garage always. Even in the summer I'm inside the garage for the shade. Just keep the door open and you'll be fine.

anthonyb15fd 01-03-2010 01:07 PM

I brew in my garage also. You will be fine, just keep air flowing through the garage. If you have a side door just open that and keep the big door down if its that cold.. Plus its always good to keep a fire extiguisher handy.. Happy brewing..!!

waldoar15 01-03-2010 01:25 PM

I always brew in my garage. Summer, both the bay doors are open. In the winter, I open one of the side windows and crack the bay door a few inches.

But, I don't sit around and watch the boil during the winter. Once I get past the hot break and the first hop additions, I go back in the house and only check on it every 15 minutes or so.

UnderThePorchBrewing 01-03-2010 01:33 PM

Brewed an irish stout and a brown yesterday good brew day for the garage. 20 degrees and set the pots in a snow bank to cool. keep the door open. 5 feet is a good distance and enjoy the day

Bobby_M 01-03-2010 01:33 PM

Bring a CO detector in with you, open the door about 12" and get to it.

luvhopps 01-03-2010 01:36 PM

Same here, in the garage with the door open.

ajf 01-03-2010 01:55 PM

Well, I'm still alive (I think).:)


jds 01-03-2010 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by ajf (Post 1780992)
Well, I'm still alive (I think).:)


Nope, you're dead.

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