In my 84 batches, I have never brewed outside. I've observed club brews outdoors, but never have I made one of MY batches outside. Of course, I usually only make 2.5 to 3 gallons. When I make 5 gallon batches, it's pretty simple -- I use two kettles and two burners. No big whoop. SWMBO doesn't mind the humidity or smell in the house, and I love it, so we're golden.