Well, I’m trying. :roll: I just saw you encouraging the OP to sneak some equipment into his apartment and fire that mother up, even if it’s against the rules.
Having lived in apartments, and having a cousin who lost all of her possessions to an apartment fire (not caused by her), I guess a little voice of common sense just spoke up inside my head. Anytime you’re messing with open flame inside, there’s a chance of a fire. Especially with a brewing setup, where there is equipment everywhere, hoses, etc. There are lots of trip hazards, and apartments are generally NOT set up for having huge open spaces.
Accidents happen all the time in brewing, and if the OP was to start a fire, at the very least he’d probably be liable for the damage, which could be a huge cost. Then you factor in the other people (elderly, kids, etc.) living there, and it seems like the risk wouldn’t be worth it. But then, I’m a guy who has kids so I’m always thinking about safety first.
Not to be a jerk, but for a board noob, you’re pretty bold there fella. Go crank out a few more youtube comments.[/quote]
Dude, seriously, if you can operate a gas-fired stove indoors without setting anything on fire, you can operate a propane-fueled burner indoors just as safely with a little plain old common sense. This is not rocket science. We’re talking about a flame intenisty that’s not even as high as a gas-fired stove produces. Stop freaking out. You sound worse than my anxiety-ridden 66-year-old mother, really. And I have a child, too. The kind of laws and regulations you’re referring to are for teenage stoners and white trash high school dropouts who can’t even pass the GED test, not adult professionals who work a stressful full-time job and brew beer for a hobby in their spare time. Okay, maybe smuggling a full-size propane tank inside an apartment and operating a high-BTU burner is more than most people are willing to do. That may be a little over the top. But a puny little 2-burner 20,000 BTU campfire cooker?? Please, man. Go grab your inhaler or your zanax or whatever you need ( preferably a good homebrew ) and try to think rationally for a minute. Have you ever in your life heard of such a thing spontaneously combusting EVER, outdoors or indoors? I didn’t think so. Besides, the person whose post I’m responding to is quite capable of thinking for himself and making his own decisions, whether he chooses to follow my advice or not. And if he’s the kind of person who’s careless with his equipment or his processes, he’s going to start a fire or do some kind of damage to himself and/or others whether he’s brewing inside or out. Oh, and I’ve been brewing with all kinds of setups for over 16 years now, with no deadly accidents or irritated neighbors, so I’m pretty confident in saying that I know what I’m talking about. Kindly stop trying to play internet safety officer and let others here make their own decisions and comments, okay?