Home brewing while on the road

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 18:40
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Hello everyone,

As a lover of a nice cold ale and a keen beer home brewer, can anyone tell me if they brew while on the road travelling and if so what method do they use, as in fermenter or keg etc.

Cheers Gary
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Reply By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 19:19

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 19:19
I do not do it but i have seen it done and it was done in a number of kegs as

well it the keg was put into a fridge with gas attached
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Follow Up By: Begaboy - Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 08:09

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 08:09
HI , that would not be the brewing / fermenting stage - what you have seen is finished product in kegs ready for consumption
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Reply By: Member - Rob D (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 20:00

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 20:00
Space is always at a premium, so I go for the maximum alcohol per unit volume. Something between 40 to 55% is OK.
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Reply By: Lindsay p2 - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 22:15

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 22:15
G'Day Gary
Been brewing at home for 30 years and brewing on the road for 4 years. Would not be without it. Havn't time to discuss now., but will get back to you if no one else does.

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Reply By: Stoutman - Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:51

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:51
I have been homebrewing for 30 years and now own my own homebrew shop but I am not here to advertise. The Mod Squad would get me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For travelling you will need to stay in the one place for 7 to 10 days while your brew ferments out.
Now I do a lot of travelling in a van and I use the 750Mil PET Bottles. They will not break if they fall over and I can assure that beer out of a PET bottle will taste no different to out of glass. I have taken PET bottles all over Australia and never had any problems as far as the beer travelling.
The better supplies will be available from homebrew shops and there are not a lot of those about the country. Some supermarkets do carry very basic supplies but even some of them have now gone out of stocking homebrew supplies.
Enjoy your travels and a cold homebrew at "Happy Hour".
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 18:40

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 18:40
I've only been home brewing for 25 years and will vouch that the beer out of plastic beer PET bottles (especially dark ones) is identical to out of glass bottles.
No way I take glass bottles (I have both) away with me, PET is the only way to go. You don't ned a capping machine either.
To me the key to home brewing is good temperature regulation, how you are going to do that on the road I would like to know. As much as I love my home brew, I would have thought it was just all too hard on the road.

best of luck experimenting
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