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Odinperez 01-23-2013 11:52 PM

Is it too bad if I shake the fermentation?
 
Is it too bad for the beer if I shake or whirl the fermentor a little bit during the fermentation during the first 2-5 days? I mean a little whirl for moving the sediments not a vigorous shake.

Varmintman 01-23-2013 11:54 PM

No just cover it up and let the yeast do what it does best.

JimTheHick 01-23-2013 11:55 PM

I do it with most batches. I cant see how it could hurt anything.

Unless you blow the lid off!

JimTheHick 01-23-2013 11:57 PM

If you have a krausen ring on a glass Carboy I sometimes swirl to get the still-wet sediment down into the trub before it cements on the glass.

bottlebomber 01-24-2013 12:05 AM

Doing things like swirling the fermenter fosters an attitude of wanting to screw with your beer. One minute you'll be swirling your beer (haha, look at me!), and then before you know it you will have dropped a chuck key into the brew(f*****k). True story, not mine. The moral is to leave the beer alone. Swirling does nothing but potentially mix nasty tasting krausen scum back into the brew.

germanmade84 01-24-2013 12:06 AM

Swirling is atcually not bad, you can swirl more the earlier in the ferment u are. Making motions before roaring ferment will make for a better overall attenuation.

bottlebomber 01-24-2013 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by germanmade84
Swirling is atcually not bad, you can swirl more the earlier in the ferment u are. Making motions before roaring ferment will make for a better overall attenuation.

What on earth would make swirling help you get a better attenuation, providing that your pitch rates were proper and your wort was well oxygenated? What would you be basing this information off of?

germanmade84 01-24-2013 12:27 AM

Experience

germanmade84 01-24-2013 12:28 AM

Have u even attempted it? Then you dont know.

Varmintman 01-24-2013 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by germanmade84 (Post 4818923)
Have u even attempted it? Then you dont know.

Never stuck my finger in a pencil sharpener but I know my nose picking will hampered if I do.

Leave the yeast alone to do what they do best. If you feel you must play some Barry Manilow music to help get the yeast in the mood but I do not think that will help much either


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