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Old 11-16-2010, 01:35 AM   #1
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Hello, Im pretty new at this. I just did my 3rd last night. Anyway, when I brew my wife complains about the smell. I have tried opening windows and lighting candles but she always ends up locked in the bedroom. Anyone have this problem? How can I fix it?
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:37 AM   #2
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Where are your fermenters??? Do you have a basement?
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tell her she is nuts and that is smells delicious!
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LOL, my wife set up an automatic spray freshener in our bathroom because of the smell :-P
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I assume you're talking about the smell while you're brewing, not while the beer is fermenting? My wife is the same way. She has a particular disdain for hoppy beers, which are pretty much all I brew. I just try and brew when she's at work or out of town. When that doesn't work out, she just puts up with the smell, and I put up with her grumbling. Probably the best way around it would be get a turkey boiler set, and start brewing outdoors!
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I assume you're talking about the smell while you're brewing, not while the beer is fermenting? My wife is the same way. She has a particular disdain for hoppy beers, which are pretty much all I brew. I just try and brew when she's at work or out of town. When that doesn't work out, she just puts up with the smell, and I put up with her grumbling. Probably the best way around it would be get a turkey boiler set, and start brewing outdoors!
Yeah, I thought of brewing out side. Im in Indiana and its starting to get pretty cold. Will the cold hurt anything?
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All joking aside from my prior post, I agree with chew that you should get an outdoor burner. My first batch was on the stovetop and the wife flipped a lid (We both love the smell of brewing, but even I understood when I came in the house 3 days later and still smelled like a bread factory.) She told me that I could either stop brewing, take it outside, or get ready to sign divorce papers. I went with the outdoor setup. Figured it was cheaper than getting a divorce.
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Interesting.. My wife loves the smell of brewing beer.

Brew outside
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Mine was for fermenting
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