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Old 11-10-2008, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default Had to move beer in primaries 30 miles... any tips?

So I had a batch of Apfelwein and a batch of wheat fermenting in primaries. My life has been crazy busy due to having to move and I simply did not have enough time to bottle or keg these batches. They had been sitting in the primaries for almost 2 months and had settled out nicely. I removed the airlocks and plugged the carboys, gently moved them to the car, and strapped them in with plenty of padding around. They got shook up a little going over 2 sets of railroad tracks but made the trip fine otherwise.

My question is, should I do anything special to help them settle out again? Cold crash and rack? I didn't want to stir up all that trub but my hand was forced. I'm sure the beer is fine, just figured I'd ask for advice.


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Old 11-10-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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Let it clear before you rack / bottle.

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Eeeeeexcellent...
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I'm in the same boat man, got to move, but not far. Got 6 gallons of mead and 3 gallons of cider in primary that need to move. I'm brewing a few beers at my parents place this weekend so they can have a stable environment
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If you resisted the urge to sample and drive, ya did OK, then.
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That is one big open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle. With my luck I would be pulled over.
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Figured I would update as a service to any schmuck that happens to do the same. Quite simply... both batches ended up fine. RDWHAHB !!!
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That is one big open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle. With my luck I would be pulled over.
I've had 85 empty beer bottles in my trunk before when I was stocking up on bottles. That would have been an open container nightmare.
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I've had 85 empty beer bottles in my trunk before when I was stocking up on bottles. That would have been an open container nightmare.
Trunks (or other non-passenger-areas) are generally exempt from open container laws.


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