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Old 10-06-2009, 08:16 AM   #1
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I live in downtown Seattle and wanted to prove it is possible to produce large quantities of all-grain homebrew in a studio apartment! (large quantities in terms of a college student)

Here is a pic of the 3 month and over bottle conditioned brews I came home too after a summer home in Alaska. All the bottles in front are 22oz. bombers. Also attached is a pic of the brewing gear which fits in the closet (excluding the red bull lager machine)





Sorry, I know it's not true beer porn, I felt obligated to post anyhow
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:58 AM   #2
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AG in a studio apartment?! You sir are a brave man... I suppose not having any roommates to contend with makes it easier to find storage space for all of the AG equipment. My roommates (2 of them) go off on me about fermenters in the hallway or kegs in the living room, even though I'm brewing for them!

A studio apartment might be a mixed blessing I could live with...
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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If organized properly, I can't see why it would be a problem. The biggest issue would probably be the boiling. Do you brew on a gas or electric stove?
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:51 PM   #4
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Yeah roommates and brewing are a bad combination complain complain until they drink drink.

 
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:55 PM   #5
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Tell me more about this Red Bull lagering thingy.

 
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:42 AM   #6
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Your absolutely right about the lack of roommates, it definitely helps. You'll just have to get them hooked on the addiction!

I boil on an electric stove, it takes a fair amount of time to do things this way but I can get a full 5 gal rolling boil without the lid on. I'm looking into a turkey fryer, but need to get the landlords permission.

The red bull dealio is a fridge which fits a 6 gallon plastic fermentor and you can adjust the temp. I can maintain anywhere from below 40 to 65 degrees in it. It is almost like it was made to lager
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:14 AM   #7
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That's neat dude. Well done.
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:38 AM   #8
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Grats.. I brew all grain in a condo. with a creepy upstairs neighbor.

It takes skill and mettle to brew in small spaces. U have both.
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Old 10-07-2009, 02:07 AM   #9
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Nice post, I too brew AG in our tiny galley kitchen in our condo. My wife has learned to plan on doing something outside of the condo on brew days, unfortunately those plans usually involve her spending the day at the mall and spending lots of money.

 
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:48 PM   #10
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The red bull dealio is a fridge which fits a 6 gallon plastic fermentor and you can adjust the temp. I can maintain anywhere from below 40 to 65 degrees in it. It is almost like it was made to lager
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