Originally Posted by permo
Do you shake it up or stir it at all afterwards?
the only aeration is from my wort chiller when i'm cooling the wort down. that gets the temp to about 85*, i place the fermenter in the ice bath overnight and pitch in the morning usually at about 57-60* and i let it ferment at about 63*.
i just make sure and sprinkle the yeast all over trying to avoid any heavy spots that would clump up.
it takes a day to get going and then about 4 days fermentation and then it's done.
i leave the beer in primary for a week after that to dry hop and let the yeast clean up a bit and then i bottle. so two weeks total in the primary.