Proper ventilation is required not only to vent steam and propane, but also the byproducts of combustion (CO2 and carbon monoxide, most notably).
Without a properly sized hood, its kind of like turning on your car while its in the garage.
Also - I'm sure your Apartment Complex doesn't allow propane burners of any kind OR tie-ins to your natural gas line (if you have NG).
KEEP THE BRUTUS - just convert it to electric. Unlplug your stove/washer on brewday
Also make sure you can deal with all of the boil-off so you dont soak your ceiling.