Originally Posted by rebelred
Hi I am about to do my first batch form a pils tin kit. I plan to let it sit in a hallway in between rooms in my apartment ( with no window). I know whrn I initially mix it up there will be a lot of fumes but will it stink as it ferments as my other option is to put it in an outside shed ? My girlfriend hates the smell of our local brewery. Not sure if the shed will be warm enough as it would be 50f or there abouts. as it is in ireland...anything i can do or advice is welcome and appreciated.
I don't know about "tinned" kits, but my extract/partial mash brews smell like a bakery untill I add the hops.
Once in the fermenter, at 65 - 68F, hardly any smell at all.
The brews with an .oz or two of hops smell great out of the airlock!!
The worst smell from a brewery, IMO, is when they move the spent grain for disposal. Same smell as outside of a grain prossesing plant.
If you are really worried, send her to the mall for a day, to be back before dinner.
Just before she gets home, fry up some liver and onions for some neighbors dog.
When she gets back, take her to dinner and explain about the poor hungry pooch.
She will welcome the beer smell!!