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Old 02-19-2013, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default Moving fermenting beer for bottling

I will be placing my fermenting beer in a different room, or possibly upstairs/downstairs while it ferments. How risky is it to move the brew when it's time to bottle? I understand that you shouldn't introduce air or stir up the trub when you bottle, so I'm a little concerned about sloshing. Could I move it a day or two before bottling, to give it time to settle down?

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Old 02-20-2013, 01:37 AM   #2
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It would probably only need an hour to settle. Just be careful.

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Old 02-20-2013, 01:49 AM   #3
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I find the biggest issue is making sure that I have any doors open before I start to move the carboy. It s hard to open doors with afull carboy in your arms.

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as vegan says, it won't take much time to settle. i'd move it 1 day. bottle it the next. just move it carefully

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I would agree, moving it shouldn't be a problem. My chest freezer (fermentation chamber) is in my garage but I bottle in the kitchen. I move my bucket everytime I bottle and normally let it sit about 30-40 mins before I begin racking and haven't had a problem.

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:48 AM   #6
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Depends on how steady you can carry the fermentor. I am strong enough that I can hold the fermentor pretty steady as I carry it around so I don't really have to worry about sloshing air into it or stirring up the trub. Also, my secondary is a plastic fermentor, so that makes it a lot easier.

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