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Old 03-07-2010, 09:40 PM   #1
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Is it safe to move the primary fermenter during the first day? I keep it in my dining room for now and it's like 75 degrees because someone is baking... I am wondering if it's cool to move it into a cooler room for tonight. The airlock is bubbling pretty good. Thanks.

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Old 03-07-2010, 09:43 PM   #2
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Moving it is fine...

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Old 03-07-2010, 10:01 PM   #3
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Due to my small home I have to move my carboy from tub to sink whenever my kids need a bath. Not had a problem with the two batches so far.

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I would move it. 75 is too high anyway. A cooler room will lead to a more drinkable beer.

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Old 03-08-2010, 04:20 AM   #5
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+ one for moving it.

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while we are on the subject how cool is too cool?

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Old 03-08-2010, 04:55 AM   #7
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60*F is about as cool as you normally want to go for ales.

If you check the manufacturer's website, every strain of yeast will have their operating ranges listed.

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Old 03-08-2010, 05:32 AM   #8
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Is it safe to move the primary fermenter during the first day?
Should be no problem, unless you're using a carboy with a spunding valve set way too high (as Kevin at Hangar 24 discovered recently.) Doesn't apply to fermentors with normal airlocks tho.
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I have been brewing at a friends house the last 8 or so batches and I pitch the yeast before I leave. Then take an 8 mile trip back to the house unload the carboy and take it in to my kitchen.

I also move the carboy 24 hours before I plan on racking to its final resting place. This helps let the yeast and whatnot settle after disturbing it.

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Old 03-08-2010, 04:36 PM   #10
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My first batch was brewed at a friends house and moved about 30 miles by car and I have had nothing but compliments on the quality of that beer.

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