« on: December 16, 2014, 10:24:38 AM »
I've been looking at indoor solutions, too. I've always enjoyed cooking and brewing with gas and that was my first route. I still may do so, and if I do I'll have proper in-door equipment (some type of stove rated for inside), natural gas and proper venting. I say NG for me because it's already in the house...not meant as anything negative to propane as many people run their house on propane. Just sayin...
Probably won't be cheap, but it'll be safe.
That said, a couple guys in my brew club went electric and I've started to explore that as well. It seems neither solution is necessarily "cheap and easy" like the current set-up I schlep up the stairs and out side every brew day. But I see the trade off as just that: no carrying stuff in and out and up just to get to the brew site (and then back down again). Plus, winters are long and cold here in Grand Rapids ( I long for my days back home in Austin).
I guess I'm saying that safety and convenience can co-exist, but that doesn't always come cheap and easy. I certainly know guys that are better at DIY than me and they'll certainly be cheaper and just as safe.