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Old 08-28-2013, 03:41 AM   #1
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I just brewed 10 gallons of pumpkin ale for our housewarming party on October 19. We are moving to the new house the week of September 20. I am packing all my beer stuff up now but am debating whether I need to leave it out to bottle at the old house, or risk traveling with 2 fermenters full of bee. I would like the beer to bottle condition for at least 3 weeks before trying it ou. What do you think? Keep the bottling stuff out or go ahead and pack it?

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Biggest risk IMO is oxidation from sloshing. Next would be spillage of course. Also if it gets too hot.

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Biggest risk IMO is oxidation from sloshing. Next would be spillage of course. Also if it gets too hot.
+1. It would be best to bottle it and then travel
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Any potential downside to bottling at the old house? It'll be a pain in the a$$ to have to move all those bottles is all I'm worried about I guess.

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Any potential downside to bottling at the old house? It'll be a pain in the a$$ to have to move all those bottles is all I'm worried about I guess.
I know it's a pain, but it's the best way to keep your brew without risking off flavors. Go to your local liquor store/beer shop and see if they have extra boxes with the dividers in them. In my experience, they usually hand them away without issue.
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I agree...traveling with fermenters with beer that is just about finished seems like you are asking for trouble.

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I would think that traveling with two fermenters would be more of a PITA then 100ish bottles. Bottle boxes stack pretty easily and are resistant to light. Carboys are big heavy and akaward and aren't resistant. I would for sure bottle before moving. I did this recently and had good success.

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