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Old 01-16-2014, 02:37 PM   #11
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Shipping sounds like a pretty good idea. Or you could tell your brother to buy a homebrew setup. He should start homebrewing anyway.


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Old 01-16-2014, 02:50 PM   #12
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I've told him to start brewing already....he says he might .

In regards to shipping, I'd be looking at 3 days in transit at least, which means 4 days until I'm able to pitch. Not to mention a $50 shipping fee (I just did a rough estimate of the box and 50lb weight).

When flying southwest, it doesn't cost me anything to throw 2 jugs in 1 bag and 3 in the other and check them as luggage. Also, if I do it this way, I would brew Thursday night and package and I'd be pitching Saturday morning or Friday night if I'm really feeling up for it. I'd like to minimize the amount of time between brewing and pitching.

In regards to extract....I can brew a batch with 25lbs of grain MUCH cheaper than by using extracts and I can be sure it will come out like my test batch with the same proportions just less grain. As it is, I'll be having to buy extra yeast for the 3 batches because I don't trust him to make a starter for this yet .


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Old 01-16-2014, 04:57 PM   #13
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Any Brew on Premises' in NO?
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:03 PM   #14
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Any Brew on Premises' in NO?
Just did a quick google search and nothing came up. There aren't that many breweries in the area nor are there that many home brew shops. I think I've decided to go with the plan of brewing and boiling down to 4.5 gallons or so.

I think it'll be the best way to get the product I want, and still be able to travel is with me when we go down there. All I'll need to get while in New Orleans in a few buckets, lids, air locks, and yeast.

Thanks for the feedback guys. It sounds like the plan should work with some close care to sanitation.
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:00 PM   #15
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Why not Brew, Ferment and Package here, then ship to NO to condition ?
Whether un fermented wort, filled bottles or keg. Still gotta ship it, right ?
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Why not Brew, Ferment and Package here, then ship to NO to condition ?
Whether un fermented wort, filled bottles or keg. Still gotta ship it, right ?
With me simply brewing here and packaging the condensed wort in 1 gallon jugs, I'll be able to pack it in my checked luggage for the flight. There won't be any shipping. I'll be saving on shipping costs this way and not shipping alcoholic beverages illegally
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:25 AM   #17
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I was thinking about this today while I was having my back worked on. Basically you are DIYing LME.

I was thinking:
1. Do a regular AG mash.
2. Lightly hop the boil to help you keep it from getting infected.
3. Boil the wort down enough to make an LME out of it for shipping or the flight.

When you get to your friend's place:
4. Boil water with some hops for 15 - 30ish minutes (I have heard boils hops in plain water for long a long time is bad).
5. Transfer the water and hops to the fermentation vessel.
6. Reconstitute the wort in the hot water.
7. No-chill the wort to squeeze out a few more IBUs from the hops.
8. Pitch the yeast the next day.
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Do you have any corny kegs? You could put it all in there and would be awesome in transport. If not you could buy one and then have a new toy to bring back home with you.

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Buy all the equipment you need down there. after you use it wrap up the equipment and hope your brother likes his wedding present
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I'd buy equipment to send there and brew there. The rest seems incredibly risky and annoying.


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