Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Camping and brewing
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-29-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 27,398
Liked 3656 Times on 2487 Posts
Likes Given: 2473

Default Camping and brewing

My plan is to get a brew in during our 4th of July camping trip. We have a 25' RV and we are not taking the dogs along this time, so I should have plenty of room for a bunch of brewing stuff. My father-in-law might be interested in it. Of course I would only brew if I got bored, like if we can't go fishing or whatever, but I anticipate the process will happen.

We should have good source of cleaning/cooling water, and ample space to do it in. Picnic table etc. for working space.

Can you think of any reason this would not be easy, or maybe offer a recipe suggestion?


__________________
If your takin' your girlfriend out tonight
You better park the car well out of sight
'Cos if they catch you in the back seat trying to pick her locks
They're gonna send you back to mother in a cardboard box !
Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 04:08 PM   #2
wormfishin
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Dallas, GA
Posts: 65
Default

A while back I saw a post on northern brewer, where a guy brewed while camping, fire for heating, and stream for cooling.


wormfishin is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 04:17 PM   #3
stageseven
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Delaware
Posts: 401
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Brewing over a campfire... sounds like a perfect time to do a smoked beer to me!
stageseven is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 05:00 PM   #4
cvstrat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 691
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I can't think of any real problems. Precrush your grains, throw the hops/yeast on ice. Make sure you are aware of your grain temp before you mash in, if it's resting at 90 degrees you will heat your strike water less than if it were at room temp.

Other than that I'm not thinking of much that would be different. Try not to let any river water splash into the cooling wort to avoid contamination.

Sounds totally awesome though. I might have to try that this summer.
cvstrat is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 06:02 PM   #5
Liquidicem
I love lamp!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Liquidicem's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Eagan, MN
Posts: 712
Default

My only concern would be moving it back home while active fermentation is going on. Maybe brew on the last day or two of the trip and wait until you get it home to pitch?
__________________
Squirrel House Brewing
Quote:
Originally Posted by BierMuncher
Don't poop in your fermenter when the lid is off and you'll be fine.
Liquidicem is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 06:14 PM   #6
Cpt_Kirks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lakeland TN
Posts: 3,746
Liked 46 Times on 40 Posts

Default

Well, it's something to do.

The only real drawback is that it has been hot as hell.

I did my brewing before the camping trip last week, and just enjoyed the results while out there.
Cpt_Kirks is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 09:31 PM   #7
SkewedBrewing
Hopscallion
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SkewedBrewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: The Middle East
Posts: 1,057
Likes Given: 2

Default

I think that sounds like an interesting idea, especially if your considering using a campfire for the boil and a stream for cooling, like wormfishin mentioned.

Maybe consider a smaller batch size?
__________________
"All other nations are drinking Ray Charles beer and we are drinking Barry Manilow."
SkewedBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 01:19 AM   #8
barely
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Brunswick, ME, USA
Posts: 88
Default

You may want to make things a little easier and go the "no chill" route.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/expl...rewing-117111/
Pitch the yeast when you get home.
__________________
How can I know what my favorite beer is if I haven't druck them all yet?
barely is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 01:54 AM   #9
killian
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: western/central new york
Posts: 1,494
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I would go with a belgian probably a tripel, pitch low and let the temp free rise.
__________________
damn I gotta brew something
killian is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 02:56 PM   #10
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 27,398
Liked 3656 Times on 2487 Posts
Likes Given: 2473

Default

It's an RV trip. No river water or campfire boiling. I guess it's pretty much the same as doing it at home, except it gives me something fun to do while we are "camping".

I didn't think about the temp issue. Even if it's not hot, it's probably too hot. We are at low 60's today, but should rise again by weekend. Saying 70 on Thursday and 80 by weekend. I guess I better bring the swamp cooler!

Not worried about the ride home. It can slosh around a bit with no problems.


__________________
If your takin' your girlfriend out tonight
You better park the car well out of sight
'Cos if they catch you in the back seat trying to pick her locks
They're gonna send you back to mother in a cardboard box !
Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swmbo idea: camping beer... making while camping that is... rshosted All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10 09-22-2009 02:00 PM
Brewing meets camping technology methane Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 09-15-2009 11:33 AM
Beer for Camping Cpt_Kirks General Beer Discussion 21 06-27-2009 11:20 PM
Brewing while "camping".... Jeffro General Beer Discussion 17 05-29-2009 12:54 PM
Camping FTW barroomhero1234 General Chit Chat 8 08-11-2008 12:17 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS