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Old 09-12-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
Moody_Copperpot
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Stupid question, but if all of the oxygen has been purged from the primary during fermentation, just how careful do you have to be when moving it? Could it say...be transported in a car. I've been brewing AG for a few years and I helped a buddy who wants to go AG brew at my house. He asked if I'd just be able to bring the fermentor to him for bottling and my initial thought was no, but I figured maybe there is something I don't know here. It's supposed to say FERmentor as the subject haha


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Old 09-12-2012, 08:08 PM   #2
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What about brewing, then transporting the wort before fermentation? Strap the carboy in a baby seat! (I saw this on northern brewery's YouTube channel)


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Old 09-12-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
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Well we already brewed it and it's at my house after two weeks in the primary.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:10 PM   #4
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Your buddy can't just bring his bottles to your house?

 
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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He could, but he asked me about transporting it and it got me curious.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:16 PM   #6
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I've done it before. I transported the beer after about 2 weaks in the primary and cold crashed once I got it home to clear it up. It turned out to be one of my best batches.

 
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:20 PM   #7
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Cool! Thanks for the info!
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:29 PM   #8
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If you can secure the carboy and ensure it won't shake around too much, then give it a shot. You're risking oxidation by shaking the carboy around during the trip. I would ask your buddy to bring the bottles over to your house. In my opinion, better to not risk it.

 
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:38 PM   #9
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My guess is you'd be OK--if your airlock is in place, there should be naught in your carboy but CO2, yes? So oxidation shouldn't be an issue. Someone correct me if I'm missing something? Only problem might be cloudiness, as you're certain to kick up the yeast cake to some degree. But, as Sideways said, cold crash it, or at least let it settle for a couple of days, should be fine.

 
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:46 PM   #10
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This just sounds silly, much easir to just bottle it at your place. It would suck if all that beer fell over and went all over the inside of your car



 
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