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Old 10-24-2008, 07:33 PM   #1
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I've allways wanted to brew my own beer and now I have the perfect reason.
The wife and I plan on doing a circumnavigation on a 40ft yacht in the near future and the price(50 bucks a case in the Bahamas) and quality (or lack thereof)of beer in some areas leaves alote to be desiered. I had read about a guy that brewed his own beer on the boat but have concerns about the motion of the boat screwing up the fermenting process. I'd be doing the actual brewing on the hook in a calm anchorage, but what about after???
Very interested to here yalls take on this.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:38 PM   #2
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first off i hate you!

on to the brewwing q's,,
are you gonna keg or bottle? kegging would be easier on ship i'd think
buckets or carboys? buckets probably safer but carboys/BB eaiser for useage


after fermentation it shouldn't be a deal cause the british empire shipped beer all over the world in the age of sails, it's why we have IPA



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Old 10-24-2008, 07:41 PM   #3
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I think you need your own personal brewer/chaplain on this journey....



(interesting idea btw, are you going to keg? Are you going to do AG or extract? Are you going to stock up or find materials (grain/hops) on the trip?)

Best of all are you going to take pics on your brewing flotilla?

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Old 10-24-2008, 07:57 PM   #4
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Hey Eric
Dont be HATEN
Youd be suprized how cheaply it can be done..(other then beer cost)
Sell the house buy a boat, no car note no property tax. The list goes on and on. You can pull it of for about 1500.00 a month.
Anyway back to the beer questions. It would have to be bottled because the lack of refrig. space. if I had a way to keep a keg cold that would be sweet. So im stuck with bottled(unless I go the brit way and drink warm beer..not gonna happen) So from start to the bottle,how long are we talken?
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:03 PM   #5
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Sup Rev
Youd be suprized at all the offers ive had along those lines..from cabin boy to barnacale scraper. And now brew master
I think i'll have to bottle for storage reasons.I'd load up on the ingredients as best i could and restock when I could.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:19 PM   #6
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My 2c;

- Convert either a pony or 1/2bbl keg to a fermenter and tie that beotch down tight. Can be done by cutting top off corny and having it welded to top of Sanke.

- Don't expect anything that resembles flocculation to occur in high seas so, brew heffe with a very lowly flocculant yeast.

- Consider a jockey box and custom makeing dip tubes so you could pull directly from fermenter.

- If you scuba, clearly label the gas tanks.

- Bring me a long to make sure it all works.

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my wife and I looked into living on a boat and traveling the world; for us, it sounded WAY more romantic than it was. We spent 2 weeks in Key West living on a 40+ footer and hated it. I can't tell you how often I hit my damn head when the anchor drag alarm went off in the middle of the night! OUCH! If I could afford a multi-hull....that would be different.

Anyway, I would think keeping temps stable and keeling would be an issue. If you have a cat, that would solve some of that. Good luck to you!

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Old 10-24-2008, 08:32 PM   #8
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Hey Gila
Holy sh#t are you speaken russian? Ive surely got alote to learn about the brewen process..but on the pluse side I have the drinken part down patI'm gonna have to bottle it for storage reasons(cant keep a keg cold)unless I were to keg it and then fill a jug say a gallon at a time and then chill it.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:42 PM   #9
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Now that you mention it the guy who was brewen on the boat had a cat.
I know what you mean about the cats$$$$$ a semi decent one runs damn near a half mill. We've done some bare boats in the carrib. and loved it and dont plan on retiring on it. The max would be four to five years or till we get sick of it.
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After reading your profile sounds like we got a lote in common..changing hobbies like underwear. LOL

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You wouldn't neccisarily need to keep the whole keg cold you could either use a jockey box and ice like Gila said or plumb it through the sides of a fridge and have a cold plate in the fridge. That would take up very little room from a refrigeration aspect.



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