Brewing outside - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Brewing outside

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-23-2013, 12:36 AM   #1
plumber8302
Recipes 
 
Feb 2013
Posts: 75
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



I am planning my first batch and I want to do the boiling on my propane burner and cooling with a wort chiller on my back porch. Then I want to take it to the basement for transferring to my primary fermenter. Does anyone think that is a bad idea?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 12:38 AM   #2
tflew
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Pasadena, CA
Posts: 298
Liked 15 Times on 13 Posts


Seems like it would be easier to transfer to your fermenter on the back patio then just carry the fermenter down to the basement. Thats the way I do it at least.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 12:40 AM   #3
theveganbrewer
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Beaverton, OR
Posts: 1,929
Liked 295 Times on 209 Posts


I'd run tubing down there and gravity feed it to the basement!
__________________
-Retired Homebrewer

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 12:52 AM   #4
plumber8302
Recipes 
 
Feb 2013
Posts: 75
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


tflew- do you add your yeast outside or once it's inside?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 12:56 AM   #5
duboman
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Glenview, IL
Posts: 6,368
Liked 508 Times on 470 Posts


I only brew outside, on the driveway in good weather, in the garage in the winter with the door partially open. I've never had any issues with any part of the process,save for maybe a falling leaf or several in the fall!
__________________
Nothing Left to do but smile and drink beer.....

The Commune Brewing Company-Perfecting the "art" of beer since 2010

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 01:19 AM   #6
Jeffinn
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Roseville, Michigan
Posts: 216
Liked 25 Times on 23 Posts


Like duboman, I brew in the garage during winters here in MI. When I'm done and the wort is cooled I load the kettle into my wagon, wheel it it to the back door and carry it in. Everything else is done indoors.
__________________
Just drink it!

fizgig Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 01:46 AM   #7
duboman
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Glenview, IL
Posts: 6,368
Liked 508 Times on 470 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffinn
Like duboman, I brew in the garage during winters here in MI. When I'm done and the wort is cooled I load the kettle into my wagon, wheel it it to the back door and carry it in. Everything else is done indoors.
Actually, I basically do EVERYTHING outside from set up to clean up, the only things that go back inside are the full primary, blow off rig, and the empty flask from the starter-everything else gets stored on my brew rig in the garage.
__________________
Nothing Left to do but smile and drink beer.....

The Commune Brewing Company-Perfecting the "art" of beer since 2010

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 01:49 AM   #8
masskrug
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
masskrug's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2012
, Florida
Posts: 1,401
Liked 217 Times on 148 Posts


Mash, brew, cool and pitch outdoors. Then carry the bucket indoors to ferment.
__________________
Google Maps Water Report

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 05:08 AM   #9
Cyclman
I Sell Koalas
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Cyclman's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Aurora, CO
Posts: 6,156
Liked 722 Times on 604 Posts


Same here, my last brew day was 20 degrees, but that just made me appreciate the beer more.
__________________
Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime! Bill Owen quote

Why does Happy Hour limit happiness to 1/24 of the day?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 05:27 AM   #10
BetterSense
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Richardson, Texas
Posts: 1,025
Liked 55 Times on 45 Posts


Quote:
Mash, brew, cool and pitch outdoors. Then carry the bucket indoors to ferment.
That's what I do too.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Noob to brewing... 1 week brewing, ready to rack? JustinG60 Mead Forum 11 11-28-2012 02:20 AM
hook & ladder brewing co. & Southern Tier brewing starrfish General Beer Discussion 22 12-10-2009 04:46 PM
pH and Brewing Liquor (water treament and brewing salts) TheChemist Brew Science 22 07-06-2009 06:31 PM
Naked City Brewing invades Double Vision Brewing dblvsn North West Homebrew Forum 13 06-23-2008 03:11 PM
Victory Brewing ~ Downingtown, PA 37 minute brewing tour video SuperiorBrew General Beer Discussion 5 01-23-2008 07:14 PM


Forum Jump