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Old 12-07-2012, 09:22 PM   #1
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Finally found some good homebrew buddies! Has anyone ever packed up all their brewing equipment and taken it to a friend's house to have a double/triple batch brew day with multiple mashtuns, burners, etc? Some friends and I will attempt it this weekend, but am worried about transporting all the gear, plus the unfermented beer in a carboy on the way back home.
Any other ideas for fun brew days with friends?


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Old 12-07-2012, 09:23 PM   #2
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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Good point!
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
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It's fun to do that stuff transporting isn't bad just don't hit pot holes my brew buddy and I actually split cost on equipment so we get badass stuff works out well haha
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:06 PM   #5
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I BIAB but I have driven all of my equipment up to my parents house to brew with my brother. That was a good brewday.
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I've done it a few time with some of the guys on here. Never had a problem.. Walk through your brew day in your head so you don't forget anything, or make a list the night before. I also pitched the yeast when I got home.. I make all grain batches, so It can be a lot of gear.
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Thanks for the tips guys. We'll both be doing all-grain batches and it does seem like A LOT of gear to bring. We've also been throwing around the idea of just using one set of equipment (minus the carboy of course) and staggering the start times a bit.
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my bro in-law is coming to mine for christmas and were doing a bourbon barrel oak beer on Xmas eve. Can't wait. It will be my first brew day with someone else.
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I brew often at work with my gear and have even dragged my entire single tier down to the shop for big brew day. I have also hosted brew parties were a few other brewers brought gear over.

I am in the planning stages of trying to get/assemble an AG ultra mobile brewery for 3-6 gallon batches. It will not be ready until the summer at the earliest.
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Thanks for the tips guys. We'll both be doing all-grain batches and it does seem like A LOT of gear to bring. We've also been throwing around the idea of just using one set of equipment (minus the carboy of course) and staggering the start times a bit.
This is great way to go. My brew buddy and I have done several batches this way. You'll each want to have your own brew pot so you can heat water separately, but it works out pretty well when you are starting the mash on the second beer as the first one starts its boil. It does add some time to your brewday, but it's not that bad if you keep on top of getting water heated up.


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