Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Driving cross country with fermenting beer in a carboy
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
mo_feezy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 105
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default Driving cross country with fermenting beer in a carboy

Is this going to get me into trouble if I run into law enforcement?

I'm visiting a buddy and we were saying it would be cool to bring a couple of carboys and brew a batch and take my half home with me.

I'm sure a keg would be the ideal way to do this, but it won't work out at this time.

Any thoughts?
mo_feezy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 08:47 PM   #2
LovesIPA
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,521
Liked 203 Times on 153 Posts
Likes Given: 140

Default

I would be more worried about shaking the hell out of the carboy during the trip, possibly breaking the carboy, and trying to regulate the temperature before I'd worry about what law enforcement might do.
LovesIPA is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 08:47 PM   #3
blefferd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 455
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Why not just have him mail your half once its finished and bottled?
__________________
Автомат Калашникова Brewing Co.

Beer and Kalashnikov since 2007
blefferd is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 08:50 PM   #4
Xpertskir
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Morgantown, Wv
Posts: 2,186
Liked 437 Times on 281 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

How do you drive cross country when you start in the middle?
Xpertskir is offline
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 08:52 PM   #5
mo_feezy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 105
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

it's a lambic and will be sitting in the fermentor for at least a year. I'm using better bottles to avoid the risk of breaking, and will wrap them and have the AC in the car on the entire way (which is probably unavoidable anyways).
mo_feezy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 08:53 PM   #6
mo_feezy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 105
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xpertskir View Post
How do you drive cross country when you start in the middle?
there and back.
mo_feezy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 03:13 AM   #7
whitehause
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fleetwood, Pa
Posts: 1,123
Liked 147 Times on 106 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

I'd be more worried the cop would think it's something from a mobile meth lab and call the whole force out thinking he just stopped Mr. Big.

But really.....a lambic in a better bottle should be fine. I'd take a milk crate lined with a towel or some foam so the plastic doesn't rub. If you know someone that has an old child seat from their baby, that might work pretty good as long as the better bottle fits in it. Buckle that bad boy in and hit the road.
__________________
Screw it, Lets brew it

Primary 1- BM's Cream of three crops.
Primary 2- Paleface Scalper
Primary 3- Monks Reward (Kreuzberg)
Kegged - Honey Badger, Heady topper clone 1, Indian Paleface Scalper
Bottled- Skeptical Dog winter Lager, Hell's Belgian, Old Dutch Hiefer Hefe,Aphlewein, Chocolate Thunder porter, Jacked up lantern
whitehause is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 04:16 AM   #8
RacingRam
Not left handed
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
RacingRam's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 184
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Anyone know if CO2 would be a problem? I don't know how airtight cars are, or how much CO2 one carboy could give off in ~5 hours between stops.
__________________
RACING RAM BREWERY
  • A beer geek is someone who cares what they drink. A beer snob is someone who cares what YOU drink.
  • I just saw a man drinking a beer before noon but in his defense, he is me.
  • You know what they say: beer before liquor, never sicker. Liquor before pain killers and muscle relaxers, teepee town barbecue sound!
RacingRam is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 04:24 AM   #9
RacingRam
Not left handed
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
RacingRam's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 184
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RacingRam
Anyone know if CO2 would be a problem? I don't know how airtight cars are, or how much CO2 one carboy could give off in ~5 hours between stops.
I'll add that I know you'll have the AC on. I'm not thinking a lethal amount of CO2, just enough to impair driving. My question really is a hypothetical: in an enclosed car with no airflow, would a fermenting carboy create enough CO2 to make someone dizzy?
__________________
RACING RAM BREWERY
  • A beer geek is someone who cares what they drink. A beer snob is someone who cares what YOU drink.
  • I just saw a man drinking a beer before noon but in his defense, he is me.
  • You know what they say: beer before liquor, never sicker. Liquor before pain killers and muscle relaxers, teepee town barbecue sound!
RacingRam is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 04:29 AM   #10
lebucheron
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: La Ronge, Sask
Posts: 249
Liked 56 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 31

Default

^crack a window?
lebucheron is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cross Country Help! murppie Bottling/Kegging 1 08-21-2012 02:59 PM
Fermenting Too Much Beer in a 5gal. Carboy Lupzilla Fermentation & Yeast 2 07-12-2011 01:03 AM
Moving Cross-Country with Glass Carboys Joshua618 Equipment/Sanitation 6 05-24-2010 02:46 AM
Getting beer cross country leftyguitarjoe General Chit Chat 6 04-01-2009 04:25 PM
cross country hopps hobbsj Hops Growing 0 03-22-2009 04:08 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS