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This is my first post here and I am wondering if someone has any comments related to moving my fermenter prior to bottling? Here's the scenario: 5 gal glass carboy (secondary ferm) is on 2nd level of my home (in a room where I can regulate the temp best). I want to move it to the kitchen, which is on the first floor, and obviously do so with minimal disruption of beer and sediment. My first thought is to do so about 1-2 days prior to bottling so anything that gets kicked up will settle back down again. So: 1) Are there ways to pick up and handle the carboy to minimize this? and, 2) How many days prior to bottling do people suggest I make the move? Thanks in advance.