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Old 09-19-2007, 08:16 PM   #1
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Does anyone brew indoors or in the basement with natural gas? I'm interested to hear some ideas as far as what kind of set-up you have, what kind of ventilation system you've installed, etc. I've heard a lot of opposition toward gas burners in basements, but surely there are folks out there who've made it work.

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Old 09-20-2007, 03:33 AM   #2
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IIRC, natural gas is ok in most places; my kitchen, for example, doesn't have a vent directly above the NG stove, so as long as you have some air space and preferably a window, you should be fine. But propane is a big no-no.


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Old 09-21-2007, 07:58 PM   #3
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I brew in my kitchen, but I've got a big 8 inch diameter direct exhaust fan about 8 feet from the stove.

I'm wanting to build something to get the water boil'n faster since i was at a local brewery lately that could boil 15 gallons in like 10 minutes with a steam setup
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:30 PM   #4
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How hard would it be to install a steam kettle anyway?
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:34 PM   #5
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I got no issues with the propane. Just a box fan in the window for exhaust.

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I've been using a gas stove in the basement (walk-out type) for years without any problems. Most of the time I brew with the door open, but not for any safety reasons, just to look outside.


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