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Old 01-17-2009, 08:04 PM   #1
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Hi all. Like I posted a few days ago my "other" that lives in the house told me I had to stop brewing because she hated the smell.

Well.. I am not one to give up so I designed a way to ensure no odor reaches her lovely nose.

Pix are as follows then I will explain them afterwards with the steps. this is amazing for you guys that like to brew indoors in your dorm room or if you just want to avoid smelling up the place.



The kit being made. You can see the primary and the overflow bucket here.

I have a hose connecting the 2.



All sanitized like crazy and hot glue gunned with non toxic glue on the outsides. for a seal I can break with my exacto knife in a month.



Here is the hole in the lid of the overflow. The overflow bucket is 1/3 fill of sanitized water and the overflow hose goes under the water nice and deep.



Here you can see the hose coming from that other hole you saw a few pix up leading out the window. How this hose is only a inch deep into the top of the bucket and has a clean sock tied on the other side to make sure nothing gets in. The hose leads outside to the inner part of my window that leads to fresh air and I sealed above it as you can see so no smell or air gets back in.


 
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:05 PM   #2
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Here you can see the hose going out the window with a sock tightly tied onto it. I gave about half a inch at the end of the hose and the sock so it can breath easier.
You can see my tin foil and sealant on the stand along with a cuban cigar I intend to smoke later.



Finished station all up and ready. The yellow overflow bucket is in a nice warm heated area down there to make sure the water doesnt get to cold. But having the overflow hose from the primary how under the water in the yellow bucket makes sure no cold air comes into the primary.


looks good doesnt it?

Hope this helps anyone out there as crazy as I am.


 
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:16 PM   #3
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It might have been easier to get rid of "the other"...

 
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:09 PM   #4
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Ha ha.. yeah... That is always a option as well :P

 
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:10 PM   #5
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Good solution, but the main complaints i get is the smell from the boil inside... only wait to avoid that is to move outside...
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:47 PM   #6
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Yea, I've never gotten a complaint about ferment smell either and I keep 6 fermenters going.

I have moved the brewing outside though because the wife did not like the sweet wort boil smell throughout the house.

PS Are you actually rapidly swirling beer with a krausen and no lid in that picture?
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:05 AM   #7
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Ok so, if there was an HBT award for seer balls to the walls mcgyverism...I would award it to you!!!

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Old 01-18-2009, 12:10 AM   #8
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Is your SWMBO part hound dog. I have to put my nose right up to the airlock to get the estery smell.

However, boiling is another story. When it warms up, I might have to take the boil outside in a turkey fryer.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:19 AM   #9
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Good solution, but the main complaints i get is the smell from the boil inside... only wait to avoid that is to move outside...
Yeah, my SWMBO leaves the kitchen (and usually the house) when I'm boiling. She doesn't complain about the smell when it's fermenting.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:26 AM   #10
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That will come in handy for the Rhino Farts...

Now you have an excuse to make some Apfelwein!

 
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