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Old 01-23-2009, 04:57 AM   #1
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I just cooked my second batch tonight (Midwest Big Ben Pale Ale extract kit). My wife wasn't home for my first batch (Midwest Amber Ale) so she didn't get to smell it until a few hours later.

When I started steeping the grains she said "that smells bad." I replied "I haven't even added the hops yet...." About half an hour later she came down from the bedroom and said "I can't take this another time."

I guess it's off to the garage I go. Time to buy a propane burner.

I actually don't mind that much as it takes forever to boil on the stove. I will eventually get to AG so I might as well move outside. I won't brew again for another month so hopefully it will warm up a little (I'm in Chicago). I think I will wait for her next girls night out and brew again in the house then move to the garage.

The only issue I have is my new homemade wort chiller. It was amazing tonight, chilling my wort in 15 minutes (made for $30). The only issue is that I made it with a faucet attachment so I guess I'll have to modify it and add a hose attachment.

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Old 01-23-2009, 05:09 AM   #2
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She just did you the biggest favor by kicking your ass outside. Brewing in the kitchen is a pain. Once you go outdoors you never go back...to the kitchen that is.

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Old 01-23-2009, 05:09 AM   #3
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The garage is better anyway. There is just so much more room to move around, it doesn't matter if you spill anything and you have a garden hose right there to use for whatever. All you need is a TV and/or a couple buddies.

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Old 01-23-2009, 05:36 AM   #4
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You guys are so whipped...

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Old 01-23-2009, 05:38 AM   #5
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Call it what you will brotha but if you're still brewing in your kitchen then you need to expand you horizons and get outdoors.

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Old 01-23-2009, 06:50 AM   #6
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I'm torn. Is it a good thing that SWMBO likes the smell of brewing inside, or a curse that I don't have an excuse to upgrade and move to the garage?

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Old 01-23-2009, 12:20 PM   #7
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I had the same problem with SWMBO. Just tell her that you are sorry and you will never brew in the kitchen again. Then RUN out and buy your all grain setup.
Problem solved and you are brewing ALL GRAIN!!

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Old 01-23-2009, 12:21 PM   #8
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I had the same problem with SWMBO. Just tell her that you are sorry and you will never brew in the kitchen again. Then RUN out and buy your all grain setup.
Problem solved and you are brewing ALL GRAIN!!

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Old 01-23-2009, 12:24 PM   #9
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I screwed up the grills on SWMBO's cooker.....Got booted to the garage........Happiest day of my wife! (No, that's not a typo )

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Old 01-23-2009, 12:28 PM   #10
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I've only brewed once, but SWMBO decree or not, the moment I get a garage or
yard I'm taking my operation out there. The kitchen didn't have enough space and I want
a basin instead of a kitchen sink.

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