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Old 02-11-2010, 12:08   #16
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I've mulled over this for some time.

The answer is no, you can't have a good fermentation in a rolling boat. And you would need to temperature control the fermentation which would require extra refrigeration just for it.

Bad idea. However, home brew your own wine, mead or beer and bottle a ton of it before you cruise. You then have something to trade and drink along the way
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The brewing takes place in the second Head, aft, that's basically unused.
Ewww..."basically"? Not completely unused? Is this what the Aussies really mean by getting pissed?
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see: Mr.Beer - beer kits, home brewing systems, and microbrewery supplies - Home

you can brew a nice small batch, and the kit comes with reusable bottles. I'm still afraid to try it underway, but Mark J seems to think it will work. Temperature fluctuations will also be a problem.
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1 kg rice
0.5 kg raisins
15 litres water
1 teaspoon yeast

1 - Mix all in a bucket (empty water dispensers work great) - and seal.
2 - Decant when bubbles stop. Bottle when clear.
3 - Drink slowly, in small glasses - and probably with a mixer :-)
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but Mark J seems to think it will work. Temperature fluctuations will also be a problem.
I don't think it will work I know it works!


Don't worry about Mr Beer kit, use the site of the professionals www.coopers.com.au Its one of the largest brewers in Australia and has led the field in a new direction of Home Brewing.
Go read it and understand it before you poo-poo it!
Temperature is fine between 18 and 27 degrees, fermentation is not at all affected by rockin and rolling (but I am in a Beneteau so the ride is good ) and I have done about 10 23 litre brews on board and all have been a 100% sucess. Fly out and visit and I'll prove it

Coopers is sensational! And you can buy it in the USA via the website so give it a go


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I saw something about Captn Woody from Latts & Atts putting his homebrew in old soda bottles. maybe that's where you saw it. Guess that commits you to a 2 liter beer each time :-)

If that Spectra put out 2-3 of those a day I would check into it.
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If that Spectra put out 2-3 of those a day I would check into it.
Now I'm more than mildy confused

What I was saying is if you put your beer in a 2 liter bottle, well you're going tohave to commit to drinking 2 liters (not a big problem).
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Now I'm more than mildy confused

What I was saying is if you put your beer in a 2 liter bottle, well you're going tohave to commit to drinking 2 liters (not a big problem).
Yea.

The other person said 2-3 beers a day would be fine.

I would not want to invest the money a Spectra demands unless those 2-3 were the BIG ones.
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Now I'm more than mildy confused

What I was saying is if you put your beer in a 2 liter bottle, well you're going tohave to commit to drinking 2 liters (not a big problem).
So's Therapy after a coupla three 2litre bottles of beer.....lmao
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So's Therapy after a coupla three 2litre bottles of beer.....lmao

2 Liter bottles of beer in the hold
2 Liter bottles of beer

Take one out
Pass it around

2 Liter bottles of beer in the hold

Repeat
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I was planning to do this when I had my tri, and even named the brew. (I still intend to do it in my big steel lead mine, of course.)

(Drawing by Natasha Clarke; obvious pun by me.)

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Finally! Now I see a reason to keep a Water Maker on board! Teehee.

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If having that much beer on board is important, then perhaps one needs to step back, look at the big picture and ask why.
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The answer is no, you can't have a good fermentation in a rolling boat.
Of course you can! Okay, so maybe the beer you brew on the boat isn't likely to win many points from your neighborhood BJCP geek, but it can still be more than good enough to drink and enjoy.

Same for temperature control. Yeah, you can make better beer if you can closely control the temperature during fermentation. That doesn't mean that beer made without any temperature control is ALWAYS going to be so bad that it cannot be drunk. Most especially if the drinker is a hot and tired sailor many miles from the nearest pub!

The way I see it the biggest challenges to brewing on board are the volume of water needed, and the space. Not likely to be able to do all-grain brewing, which of course makes better beer, but powder or syrup will work adequately. Plastic bottles would be better than glass, from a safety standpoint, and work fine. Kegging could work if you use a jockey-box or cold plate.

Obviously it's working for Mark, so if you want to give it a try, why not?
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stopped at aitutaki in the cook islands were we were invited to a bush beer club,basically members invest in a large bag of sugar once a month,this is then placed in a 44 gallon drum together with in season fruit(pulped),yeast and water.
then left to stand till the bubbles stop.

very platable and effective brew,great fun but best to leave when the members start fighting!!!!!!!!!!
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