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Old 12-21-2012, 02:41 PM   #11
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Just have to ask, are you sure you aren't confusing Carbon Dioxide (CO²) with Carbon Monoxide (CO)?


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Old 12-21-2012, 02:55 PM   #12
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Grow a small tangarine tree in the corner of the room with the extra Co2...then use them in your Wit beers!



 
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:32 PM   #13
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Well I was being a little sarcastic..... BUT, seriously you would probably have to do those things I mentioned for the cat to be in danger.

Don't worry. CO2 can be dangerous but only by it displacing enough oxygen to suffocate you.
I'm not sure how many gallons you would need to brew in a very small room but it would be a lot, the room would be small and ventilation would have to be very bad.
Any indoor room is going to have air flow between rooms.

It's fine. It's good to think about potential problems, but you can stop thinking about this one.

Unless of course you duct tape a blowoff tube and the cat together. That might get the concentration that it would take to hurt him during vigorous fermentation.
No, I taped the blowoff to the girlfriend
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:34 PM   #14
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I wouldn't worry about the CO2 at all - the room would have to be completely air-tight to be even close to a problem!

BUT Hops are toxic to cats and dogs if ingested! Please make sure your cat doesn't get into your hops and you'll be fine.
There's no hops in the house, I'm cider brewer but that's good to know if I ever do any beer
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:35 PM   #15
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Just have to ask, are you sure you aren't confusing Carbon Dioxide (CO²) with Carbon Monoxide (CO)?
Ooow, maybe I am.... Lol
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:36 PM   #16
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Grow a small tangarine tree in the corner of the room with the extra Co2...then use them in your Wit beers!
I love that idea and I love tangerines but I think Kitty would tear apart any plant I had in my room in a second....
Will a tangerine tree even grow in
indirect sunlight?
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:15 PM   #17
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No one in my house will even go near the bathroom where I'm fermenting 10-15 gallons of cider. There's a constant smell of cat farts in there. (I just blame it on the dog)

 
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:23 PM   #18
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I have an indoor cat and she hangs out in my room with the door closed, Sometimes the window is also shut. I have three 6 gallon carboys in there all gassing off carbon dioxide. Is this enough CO2 to harm her? She's a very small kitty, About 6 pounds. But she is totally the love of my life and I don't want to do anything that could even closely endanger her. Please help me with this because it's really on my mind and it's really hard for her to be in any other room in the house because we sometimes leave the door open for the dog and we don't want her to get out
What do you think is the real problem here, aside from the CO2?

Try human interaction and you won't worry about these things.

 
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:34 PM   #19
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What do you think is the real problem here, aside from the CO2?

Try human interaction and you won't worry about these things.
That was dumb...
The real love of my life is my girlfriend, but my animals are very important to me and like members of the family.
Ease up on the homebrewed dude, I think you're overdoing it.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:35 PM   #20
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No one in my house will even go near the bathroom where I'm fermenting 10-15 gallons of cider. There's a constant smell of cat farts in there. (I just blame it on the dog)
Hahaha... Love it.
That's the other reason I love my pets they're wonderful scapegoats.. Lol


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