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Old 01-15-2009, 06:02 PM   #11
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on my Witbier i shook it daily after Krausen dropped a bit. A few times it started up again. Most of the time after krausen drops , usually on 8 day, i will shake it to get yeasties that are stuck on top sides into suspension. If they flocculate out great, if not they keep fermenting. If I am doing something wrong, I'd like to know???
nope. some people worry about oxidation, but as long as you're not opening the top, there is no oxygen in your fermenter so there is no need to worry.

and even if a little bit of oxygen in there...they yeast will take care of it.

honestly, it is next to impossible to oxidate your beer in a closed fermenter during fermentation.
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:05 PM   #12
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You're not talking about krausen...knocking it down or otherwise....
btw, the krausen is mostly yeast gathering at the top. making them fall back into the beer will keep them more active and WILL result in a faster fermentation, a faster flocculation, and inevitably a quicker beer.

of course, i don't do it to rush things...i have plenty of beer going. i usually do it to ensure they are active as most of my ales are currently fermenting in the mid 50s.
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:24 PM   #13
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I sometimes give the carboy a gentle swirl (not a vigorous shake though!) once per day during fermentation, especially when using highly flocculative ale yeast at lower temps. Hard to say for sure whether this makes any difference, but my subjective judgment is it seems to keep more yeast in suspension and helps things move along a little quicker.

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Old 01-15-2009, 06:33 PM   #14
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i swirl as well...i don't really "shake". i've become a master swirler, tho

i can give it a good swirl for 20 seconds or so that will kick up everything from the bottom and drop all the krausen with very little splashing.

all my ales are clean. i've drank beers that fell clear after a mere 4 days and they were excellent. i've never had a problem with oxidation in my aged beers.

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Old 01-15-2009, 06:40 PM   #15
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i've drank beers that fell clear after a mere 4 days and they were excellent. i've never had a problem with oxidation in my aged beers.
The problem is that you don't know what oxidized beer tastes like. I can guarantee you that your beer is oxidized and that you need to send it my way for disposal.

(Sorry Evan!, but it's been awhile since someone has said this).
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guarantee me, eh? i can guarantee you are full of it and so are all these other guys who think they are going to oxidize their beer in A CLOSED CONTAINER DURING ACTIVE FERMENTATION.

If air is going INTO your fermenter at this time, you have bigger problems than oxidation. that's the point of the airlock is to let AIR OUT.

So there

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i like to shake , swirl my carboy all the time, 2 hands even!

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guarantee me, eh? i can guarantee you are full of it and so are all these other guys who think they are going to oxidize their beer in A CLOSED CONTAINER DURING ACTIVE FERMENTATION.

If air is going INTO your fermenter at this time, you have bigger problems than oxidation. that's the point of the airlock is to let AIR OUT.

So there
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nothing in this world is free except maybe masturbation...

(besides, the only "oxidized" (meaning aged ) beer i have at the moment is my russian imperial stout...and that's not going anywhere!)

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WOW, this is turning into a "MINE'S BIGGER" thread pretty fast....

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