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Old 11-16-2010, 01:50 PM   #21
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so I moved out to the garage.... built a bench, installed a sink and bought a propane burner. We're both happier.

I brew year round here in Vermont BTW.

"I used to have a drinking problem, now I have a hobby."

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Old 11-16-2010, 01:59 PM   #22
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It was good at my house till I put fermenting apfelwein upstairs.... Lol. Try it SWMBO won't like it....

Too much work keeping this current...

There is stuff in the pipeline...

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Old 11-16-2010, 02:14 PM   #23
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You're looking at this all wrong! This isn't a problem, it's an opportunity! Time to buy a propane burner and large brew kettle and move it outdoors! That's what I did when SWMBO complained about the smell. (I'm doing it for you, dear) It will take a little longer (not much) to boil in the winter, but the cooling goes a LOT faster!
It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I didn't even have the decency to thank her! W.C. Fields

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Old 11-16-2010, 02:17 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by pksmitty View Post
(I'm doing it for you, dear)
This is the money quote.

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Old 11-16-2010, 04:32 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by whutever View Post
Having recently celebrated 2+ decades of marriage I've learned to pick and choose my battles. The garage was the obvious choice and she never questions what I spend on this hobby.
Now that's spoken like a true married man! Amen brother!

Kinda like the saying, "Win the battle but loose the war."

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Old 11-16-2010, 05:05 PM   #26
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Thankfully SWMBO did not care about the smell... we shall see with the next batch...
Primary 1 Carboy: air
Primary 1G Carboy: Ancient orange mead!
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:28 PM   #27
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My SWMBO hates the smell of boiling wort, so after the first 4 or 5 brews I moved out to the garage. I like it much better out there. I have more room and I can make all the mess I want and just hose it down when I'm done. The cold doesn't bother me, I actually like brewing in the winter more than I do in the summer.

I know it just wouldn't be right to kill all the stupid people that we meet, but do you think it would be appropriate to just remove all of the warning labels and let nature take its course?

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Old 11-16-2010, 06:29 PM   #28
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Ja!! actually im new in homebrewing,, i just bottled my first very batch (extract for begginers) and when i opened the hops wow! i was just geeting my nose there,, instead, but my wife and kids ran! ... my wife help me bottling, i was very pleased with that porter... excelent hobby!

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Old 11-16-2010, 06:55 PM   #29
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I don't know what the problem is. She should be able to put up with the smell of us doing what we enjoy, as much as we put up with the smell of us doing what SHE enjoys!

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Old 11-16-2010, 07:01 PM   #30
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My wife said and I quote "then get a new wife"

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