Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > brewing at a different location than where the wort will ferment?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-27-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
dukedog
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 35
Default brewing at a different location than where the wort will ferment?

I have a buddy who recently bought a brewing kit and he wanted to brew a batch of his stuff alongside me at my house. Problem is he wants to store the fermentor at his place. What's the best way to go about this? We'd be drinking while we brew so driving the day of brewing isn't an option. Would it be best to pitch the yeast and then drive home, or to let it sit overnight, transport it home, and then pitch?


or is it a good idea at all?

__________________
Primary: Butterfinger Chocolate Milk Stout
dukedog is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2011, 04:52 PM   #2
BendBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bend, Oregon
Posts: 3,169
Liked 71 Times on 56 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

How much would a cab ride be?

__________________
BendBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2011, 05:08 PM   #3
dukedog
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 35
Default

It would probably be pretty steep.. somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 or 40 bucks.

__________________
Primary: Butterfinger Chocolate Milk Stout
dukedog is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2011, 05:11 PM   #4
frazier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: illinois
Posts: 1,767
Liked 107 Times on 95 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

I would say, go ahead and pitch when it's ready. Drive it home when you're ready. The agitation it will get from driving won't hurt, could possibly help, probably makes no difference.

__________________

~
"Anything worth doing, is worth doing slowly." ~~ Mae West

frazier is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2011, 05:13 PM   #5
SquirrelMaster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 30
Default

i was thinking of doing this as well. i have an electric stovetop and it barely gets 3 gal to a rolling boil, making doing all grain nearly impossible. was thinking of boiling at my girlfriend's as she has a gas stove and then driving it back to my place to ferment. It's only a ten min drive.

Figured if i cool down there and pitch, the ten minutes of car ride would prob be good for aeration right?

__________________
SquirrelMaster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2011, 05:15 PM   #6
muse435
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
muse435's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Posts: 576
Liked 16 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I had a professor in college who brewed his own beer. He would occasionally bring his fermentor in to show the freshmen active fermentation. As long as you are able to keep the airlock intact, and do it early enough, ie. the next day. you should be fine. "Famous Last Words"

__________________
Primary - Ciders
Kegged - Two Quid (British Pale Ale)
muse435 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2011, 05:18 PM   #7
Talloak
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 278
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I have done this more than once with no apparent negative side effects.

Pitch the yeast and seal it up as you normally would. Waiting to pitch the yeast is a very bad idea - you need to infect that wort with yeast asap, so yeast become the dominant life form in that environment instead of bacteria. I don't see any reason why some agitation during fermentation (from transportation) would be a problem. And, as I said, I have done this 2 or 3 times with no negative effects. Once I stayed in a hotel with my primary over night - so that was about 18 hours from pitching to settling back at HQ.

__________________

'Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery'

Thinking about: California Common, Fat Squirrel Clone
Fermenting: Greenbelt Pale Ale
Conditioning:
Aging: Strong Scotch Ale, Robust Porter
Drinking: Saison

Talloak is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2011, 05:20 PM   #8
jbrookeiv
Beer Review Dude
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
jbrookeiv's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 1,343
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I brewed a beer in Atlanta over Christmas break, and pitched the yeast immediately. Two days later, I drove the beer back to Fort Lauderdale, FL, where I live, which is a 10hr drive. I just bottled the beer last week. It tasted great! I wouldn't worry about driving a short distance with the beer in the fermenter.

__________________

My Beer Review Blog: Beer Review Dude
My Craft Beer Social Network: Craft Beer Network

Quote:
Originally Posted by Homebrewtastic View Post
I think a more pertinent question is where is AB and Miller Coors getting all of their horse urine?
Primary: Belgian Pale Ale w. Brett | Saison | Mango Pulp Wine | Graff, 10 gal

Bottled / Kegged: Hopped Imperial Wheat | AK47 Pale Mild, BIAB | AHS 20th Anniv. IPA, No Chill | Apfelwein
Leftover IIPA, No Chill | All-Molasses Ale | BIAB Black IPA | BIAB Hoppy Stout | JAOM | RyePA
jbrookeiv is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2011, 05:29 PM   #9
dukedog
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 35
Default

Great, looks like this may be possible after all. Thanks.

__________________
Primary: Butterfinger Chocolate Milk Stout
dukedog is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which location for fermentation 69 or 59 F? zanemoseley Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 01-25-2009 11:06 PM
First Brewing Attempt... How should I cool wort - already in fermenter Jewrican Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 08-31-2008 09:44 PM
Do I leave the muslin bag in wort to ferment? flounder709 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 02-12-2007 09:38 PM
Location,Location,Location Cool Hand Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 01-01-2007 05:12 PM
brewing now, and some grains escaped into the wort nickwc5 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 10-21-2006 02:16 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS