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Old 11-13-2012, 01:20 AM   #1
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Has anyone out there brewed a batch at a friends house and then traveled (with your wort) back to your house to let it ferment?
If so, any suggestions? (pitch yeast after arriving home; keep it very cold until just before pitching yeast?)

I will be going to a friends house this weekend, we may brew on Saturday, then I'll come back (200 miles) on Sunday morning.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:21 AM   #2
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Yes, I've done it.

Use the seat belt, as it will hold the fermenter in place nicely. (And, no, I'm not kidding). Otherwise, it's just like doing it at home.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:24 AM   #3
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Check out the no chill method of fermenting. In essence you put your wort into a plastic cub, corney key, etc. make sure the boiling hot wort coats all of the interior space - thereby sterilizing it- and pitch your yeast when you ready - right after your trip in 2 days or even 2 months.


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Old 11-13-2012, 03:10 AM   #4
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Pitch it and keep the AC on. Constant motion will help the yeast out anyway. Be sure to put the lid on tight. Easy day!

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:16 AM   #5
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I have done this several times. I pitch when I get home.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:18 AM   #6
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i brewed on a saturday in Philadelphia, chilled and split into two batches (a PA friend took 5 gallons and i took 5 gallons) and i put mine into a 6 gallon bucket with an airlock (it was all i had to fill the hole on the bucket lid) i then covered the whole thing in a trash bag just to avoid any other debris getting onto the fermenter... i traveled home to Connecticut monday and pitched monday night.

no infection, because i was crazy paranoid about sanitation, and honestly it became the best beer i have made to date. That was about 185 or so miles. Be on your Sanitation game and you will be fine.

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:20 AM   #7
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I do this OFTEN. But exchange "friend" with "work, when I work a Saturdays" and that would be more accurate.

I transport mine in kegs super easy, super safe.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:34 AM   #8
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The knowledge shared on this site never ceases to amaze me.

Now I definitely will brew on Saturday and I'll fly it back on Sunday (I'm a pilot).

One last question, do the plastic fermenter buckets hold up fine with the boiling wort? Would it be better to bring my glass carboy?

Thank you much.

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:12 PM   #9
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One last question, do the plastic fermenter buckets hold up fine with the boiling wort? Would it be better to bring my glass carboy?
That's a no! to both. Plastic will be very soft and glass could shatter. Let it cool. It doesn't need to be 70 but 140 is much better than 200+.

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:35 PM   #10
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i would go plastic for ease of mind when traveling. glass doesnt hold up as well when being knocked around. but like itsme said, it needs to be cooled at least some before putting into a bucket

 
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