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Old 04-13-2008, 02:13 AM   #1
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My mead is still fermenting away in primary and it turns out i have to move in a month and a half. I will only be moving across town but I cant imagine there are any easy ways to move a 6 gallon carboy full of mead is there? I have the same problem with 3gal wine and 6gal cider...

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Old 04-13-2008, 02:30 AM   #2
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Moving shouldn't hurt it at all. I'd get a milk crate though, then put it in that for carrying purposes. Try putting on the floorboard of the passenger seat of your car or just strap it in with a seat belt. Drive with caution.

W/O a doubt I'd get a milk crate to avoid handling accidents



EDIT: I just noticed you have a 6 gal, I'd measure the diameter first then see if it'll fit in a milk crate. If not get a carboy sling



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I second the advice to be careful with the carboy, and I'd also like to add that moving day might be a good one to rack your mead. You shouldn't have any issues with stirring up yeast if you just racked off it into a clean carboy with no yeast at the bottom yet.

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Also moving days are busy. Make sure to keep it out of sunlight as much as possible throw a t-shirt or two over it keep from getting light-struck.

I know it doesn't have hops but I'd hate to find out later that you should have handled it differently.

Make it a priority to move this first or last or just make a special trip for this. I would be the only one moving it if it was mine. Immediately find an out of the way place for it too.

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Old 04-13-2008, 05:36 AM   #5
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Depending on your physical stature, and be honest with yourself, get a friend to do it for you or help you. I am 6'3 - 300# Farm kid that feeds cows every day, and I do a lot of physical work with my upper body, I don't think anything about moving full carboys around the house, but I think I'd ask for help if I needed to go down the front steps. Better safe than sorry.

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I've been using milk crates for years...I never move a full carboy unless it's in the crate.

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Thanks a bunch guys. I think I will try to rack it that day or as clost to it as possible. I do have milk crates that fit it as well. It has a permanent cover on it so that shouldnt be a problem either.

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