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Old 05-01-2011, 11:31 PM   #1
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Well while I was in the middle of my boil the wife came home, What's the first thing out of her mouth???? "What the hell is that smell?" Ummmm, my beer I say. I had just put the hops in 5 mins before. The next thing she says is no more, so the only way I can get away with Ag is if she goes away for the night. That happens once a year. Oh well, I'm glad I didn't go out and buy a bigger pot. I will still do extract and keg. But at least I got to try it a couple times. Oh and I don't know how I did it but I hit all my numbers, pre-boil 1.053 in the fermenter topped up 1.042, 1.040 @ 80 corrected. I'm shocked, and I checked the numbers 3 times just to be sure. Noe I just hope it tastes good.

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Old 05-01-2011, 11:33 PM   #2
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:35 PM   #3
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Can you brew outdoors or in the garage?
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:36 PM   #4
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Sure, I'll help start a fight.....Keep brewing AG....My wife has grown to love the smell...

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Old 05-01-2011, 11:38 PM   #5
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really going to give up that easily?? perfect opurtunity to get an outdoor set up too.

And how bad does it smell? I have a very small apartment, and any of my batches (all have just been PM so far) don't smell that strong to receive a ban? And even if it is strong, its not really an offensive smell. Is AG much more smelly or what?

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Old 05-01-2011, 11:44 PM   #6
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Seriously though, are you brewing outside or in? She won't let you brew outdoors?
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:45 PM   #7
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I agree with wakadaka. When i had a boil over and scorched our stove i used it as an excuse to get a turkey fryer and start all grain, and she thinks she won! I love the smell of mashed grain it kinda reminds me of cookies and fresh brewed tea but she hates it also so now i brew in the garage. Win-win!

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Old 05-01-2011, 11:45 PM   #8
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:54 PM   #9
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meow.. whhish-CRACK! ;p

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Old 05-01-2011, 11:58 PM   #10
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Sounds like you have two options here. Divorce or brew outside. If you go the divorce route make sure she doesn't take your brewing equipment.

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