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Old 12-19-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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I usually brew at a friends house or when the fiance is not home. Last night I brewed my pale ale with her on the couch in the other room. We live in a 1200 sq ft house, so you can't get away from the smell easily. She couldn't stand it! Especially when I added the hops. I personally think its one of the most amazing smells on the planet, but apparently it;s offensive to some.

Does anyone have a solution to help cut down the smell? I brew extract with a concentrated wort on the stove top. Several windows open, fans going and candles lit didn't help much! I don't want to brew outside if it can be avoided, but it seems like it may be the only choice.


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Old 12-19-2011, 02:22 PM   #2
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She will get used to it.

Even my kids have.


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Old 12-19-2011, 02:30 PM   #3
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I don't want to brew outside if it can be avoided, but it seems like it may be the only choice.
I said the same thing once... I now brew in my garage
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+1 to outdoor brewing. I brew on the porch with propane.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:52 PM   #5
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I had a girlfriend which had a problem with it. I kinda miss her.
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I brew outside so I can get some alone time.
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Tell her that you cannot stand the smell when she....
Tell her it's not that often....
Send the fiance out w/her friends, Outside, or get a new fiance.
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Tell her it's not that often....
This should go over well...
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She won't notice the smell at all if she's out shopping, or having coffee with a friend, or whatever.

Tell her she could probably use a jog.
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And you know I have to put up with the smell of coconut, and vanilla perfume. Life goes on.

At least at the end of brewing there is beer to drink.


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