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Old 04-30-2014, 04:58 PM   #1
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Default ECY 01/20 Aging/Bottling Question

So I have a lambic that I started in January with last summer's ECY01 (which I was told was the same as ECY20).
Anyway, its in glass now and was planning on aging it for a year. In the event that I move, I have 2 options for the beer as it is now-

either

1) try to move carboy to new location (another house) while not sloshing it too much (Pellicle will probably be disturbed).

or

2) bottle around the 6-7 month mark and move full bottles.


I know it needs more aging time than that, but which option would be preferable? Ideas?

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:01 PM   #2
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i would do #1, if you can.

if at the time of moving the gravity is close to 1.000, in the low single digits, then bottling is an option.

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I'd suggest racking to a keg and flushing with CO2 if you want to move it. You can keep it in there for the long haul and just pull the pressure relief valve every so often.

I drove a nearly full 5G ecy01 sour 'starter' batch to a friends for our barrel fill. It was only 2 miles away and I drove 25mph and that thing sloshed like crazy the entire trip, by the time I got there it was literally foamy on top.

I've seen a few other threads about transporting long-aging beers.

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By the time my 15 gallon Solera is 2 years old I am going to have to move it, I plan to rack to purged kegs for the move, seal the sanke keg that it was held in, transport to my new house then rack it back into the Sanke onto a top off batch and cross my fingers.

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