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Old 12-21-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default Moving beer that's aging (sours)

I have about thirty gallons of various sour ales in six carboys in my basement. Looks like I am going to have to move. These ales are in various stages of development and none are ready. How do I move these without screwing it all up? Any ideas?

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Old 12-21-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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I'd put seran wrap and a thick rubber band over the top of each carboy before moving.

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Old 12-21-2012, 03:02 PM   #3
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Nevermind, I just realized I should have searched. I'm a moron, move on.

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I'm about to have to do the same thing at the end of January. My plan was to transfer to kegs, purge with co2, seal it up, and then pop one of those airlock lids on after they reach their new home. Is this going overboard?

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Old 12-23-2012, 01:28 AM   #5
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I moved this past spring and all I did was add one carbonation drop to the fermenter before
I moved it. Doing this added enough CO2 to prevent any oxidation issues.

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I'd really suggest kegging it just for the transit.

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Good idea. I should be able to keg most of them. Ugh.

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Remember to clean/sanitize the kegs extremely well before putting non sours in them again.

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