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Old 12-24-2010, 02:52 AM   #1
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Hello all,
I brew in my garage and have a batch in the primary. Is it ok if I smoke in my garage? Would it give the brew some off flavors??

I should quit smoking then I need to quit drinking>>>

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Old 12-24-2010, 02:54 AM   #2
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As long as you have an airlock attached to an otherwise sealed fermenter, there's no way the smoke is getting inside it. RDWHAHB.

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Old 12-24-2010, 03:03 AM   #3
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The only thing I could think of is if you keep your EMPTY plastic fermentor in the garage when not fermenting and you smoke in there.
The fermentor could possibly absorb some of that lovely ash-tray aroma and impart it to your next pale ale. Marlboro Mountain Pale Ale anyone?

Otherwise, do as the previous poster suggested and RDWHAHB

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Old 12-24-2010, 03:29 AM   #4
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No you should definitely quit or you might ruin your beer.

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Old 12-24-2010, 03:31 AM   #5
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What's the primary??? If it's a glass carboy with airlock, probably not much too worry about(just don't blow smoke at the airlock), if it's a bucket those don't necessarily seal tight all the way around, though again, even with the bucket, I wouldn't think it will be an issue unless you're blowing the smoke right at the bucket.

I'm assuming you're brewing with the garage door open?

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Old 12-24-2010, 05:35 AM   #6
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You're worried about cigarette smoking affecting your beer, but nevermind how it affects your health? heh...nevermind.

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Old 12-25-2010, 10:53 PM   #7
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Thanks all! I'm using a glass carboy as the primary and I brew with the garage door open......What does RDWHAHB mean?

Thanks 808

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Old 12-25-2010, 10:58 PM   #8
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RDWHAHB = Relax, Don't Worry, Have A Home Brew.

and stop smoking

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Old 12-26-2010, 12:33 AM   #9
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I say smoke it up! Its your life and you can do what you want with it. If you wanna stop, do that, but dont let society tell you what to do. If we all did that none of us would brew! I chew Copenhagen and drink lots of beer, and Im fat, leave me alone and we will all be happy! and RDWHAHB!

Oh ya, and none of us would hunt cause it hurts the poor little animals.....ELK IS THE BEST MEAT EARTH!!

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