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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: First Batch
« on: September 06, 2012, 05:05:49 PM »
+1 to the buying a propane burner and getting the heck out of the kitrchen comment. You will want to get off your kitchen stove ASAP if you continue in this hobby. Nothing ruins a stove faster than a wort boil over.

It looks like I will have to brew most of my beer in the winter months due to the hot climate here.  Will the propane still work in the middle of the winter?

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: First Batch
« on: August 21, 2012, 02:43:36 PM »
Well I brewed my first batch and I do not have high hopes for it, quite a few mistakes.  I cannot wait to get it into bottles so that I can start the next batch.  I do have one question though.  How does one remove the malt aroma out of the house?  When I leave and come back, it hits me hard.  Personally, I like the smell but my wife has other opinions.

Welcome!  I'm just a few batches ahead of you, and I had the same low hopes for my first batch (pale ale) when I bottled it.  You may be very pleasantly surprised how drinkable it is when it's been bottle conditioned for a few weeks.

I've got the same issues with the malt smell in my house.  My 17 year old son (my brew partner) and I like the smell, but my wife and daughters all hate it.  I haven't tried to do a whole lot yet to deal with it.  We've been brewing in the kitchen, and here in the northeast the air conditioning doesn't get shut off until late august - early september, so windows haven't been much of an option.

I understand your pain.  I live in Oklahoma and the AC might not get shut off until late September early October, which really makes it hard to brew in the summertime.  We just hit a perfect spot where it was cool in the morning and hot in the afternoon and opening the windows in the morning made the smell go away rather quickly. 

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: First Batch
« on: August 20, 2012, 08:32:00 PM »
Opening the windows for a few hours worked.  The smell is gone and all is well.  Thank you all for the tips.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / First Batch
« on: August 20, 2012, 06:08:05 AM »
Hello all,

Well I brewed my first batch and I do not have high hopes for it, quite a few mistakes.  I cannot wait to get it into bottles so that I can start the next batch.  I do have one question though.  How does one remove the malt aroma out of the house?  When I leave and come back, it hits me hard.  Personally, I like the smell but my wife has other opinions.

Nathan

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