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Old 12-22-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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so i'm itching to brew a batch. unfortunately, i'm moving cross-country on january 6. i'm hoping to brew tomorrow, bottle on the 5th, and pack the bottles with blankets and towels that will (hopefully) limit their motion in the car. thoughts? should i do 1 week primary, 1 week secondary or 2 weeks primary, no secondary? will the car motion ruin the beer?

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Old 12-22-2008, 10:15 PM   #2
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Why would the motion of the car ruin the beer? I could see if you let them get hot or exposed to direct sunlight, but all the moving will do is cause the yeast to stay in suspension, which is how the yeast will be anyway since they will be working on the beer. You'll just have to let the bottle sit when you arrive at your destination. Or maybe i am wrong.

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Old 12-23-2008, 12:26 AM   #3
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I would think if you anchor the bottles so they dont break, keep them out of sun light, and control temperatures you should be fine. How long is the trip going to take?

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Old 12-23-2008, 02:48 AM   #4
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I think you're nuts to think you'll want to bottle the day before moving....
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:35 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by 944play View Post
I think you're nuts to think you'll want to bottle the day before moving....
I agree. I can't think of a better reason to start kegging.

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