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Taleismin

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Hi all,

I have just got a 5ltr experiment going with some Cider. My question is, is it safe to move my brew as i will be moving house in less than two weeks. I guess if its stopped fermenting by then it might not be an issue ? The main thing i'm asking is can you move a brew whilst it is in the fermenting stage. Any advice would be apprecieated as i'm new to all of this :)
 

manticle

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I moved a couple recently (last year we moved house. Seatbelts and straps in the car for the demijohns, cubes strapped to the wall of the truck. Drive carefully to avoid splashing.
 

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In terms of avoiding unwanted oxidation, I would make sure the container was sealed. For that size brew, I'd just carry it on my lap (assuming I wasn't the driver).

Cheers,
tallie
 

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just wack it in a cube. Can get a 5L plastic camping water container.
Either that or a demijohn with a lid.
Probably good to rack it off the lees anyway with a cider.
 

Taleismin

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Thanks for all your advice Guys. What about moving a large fermenter say 30ltrs
 

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I'd avoid it if possible - if you mean one of the coopers style fermenters, they don't form an airtight seal & I reckon they'd splash a bit. If you can keep it stable though, I can't see a problem. Just don't take it for a Sunday drive.
 

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You want it in a cube or jerry with little airspace as possible to avoid oxygenation
 

carniebrew

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I just love the dedication to home brew it takes to know you're moving house, but to put a brew down regardless. GOLD. Beer trumps life!
 

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