Originally Posted by mimo777
Also, is it safe to transport a loaded fermenter--I haven't figured out how people do the 'brewing get togethers' and if so how?
No comment on the old kits and questionable batches, but I've road-brewed several times and had to transport carboys full of fermenting wort.
I've done it three ways. I've sat it on the floor of the car, between the front seat (which was moved as far forward as necessary) and the back seat, I have put it on the floor in the front of the car (with the front seat forward to press it against the dash and hold it in place), and I have sat it directly in one of the seats and belted it in (pull the belt all the way out and it ratchets back in so that the belt won't extend accidentally).