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Old 04-23-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default crap. I forgot to oxygenate the wort!

.........I even siphoned 1/2 of it before I got sick of waiting and just dumped the rest through a funnel (at least that should add a minimal amount of oxygen).....this was about 6 hours ago....can I go back now and shake the crap out of the carboy or is it too late? there's zero activity and the wort is settled right now. if it makes a difference it's been at about 61F since pitch time.

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Old 04-23-2009, 09:53 PM   #2
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If you pitched a dry yeast or a yeast starter, you don't have a problem. But, you can go ahead and shake it up or sanitize your bottling bucket, dump it in (and I mean dump), whip it good, then funnel it back to the carboy.

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If you pitched a dry yeast or a yeast starter, you don't have a problem. But, you can go ahead and shake it up or sanitize your bottling bucket, dump it in (and I mean dump), whip it good, then funnel it back to the carboy.
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A less effective but easier way to do it would be to take something like a pancake turner or something, sanitize that, and use it to beat the wort awhile. I'd use the dumping method though.
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If you pitched a dry yeast or a yeast starter, you don't have a problem. But, you can go ahead and shake it up or sanitize your bottling bucket, dump it in (and I mean dump), whip it good, then funnel it back to the carboy.
Are you talking about oxygenating with a wand and pure o2, or an aquarium pump?

If you siphoned and it splashed into your primary and then poured through a funnel (w/screen) and got some more splashing I would say you were decently oxygenated. If you siphoned "quietly" then that could be more of an issue.
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also, its full boils that really need good oxygenation. if this was a partial boil, topped off with pure water, the water had oxygen in it too.

i wouldn't worry too much.

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As a rule of thumb you can oxygenate up to the 24 hour mark. (Aerobic phase).

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I based my recommendation on the OP's intention to shake the carboy. If he had O2 and a wand or a pump, he'd be asking about those methods.

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It's fine. Shake it if you want, but don't worry about it. Unless it's a really big beer, there will be plenty of yeast.

I'd shake it anyway, the first couple of days. Keep those yeast busy

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Oxygen is necessary for the yeast to multiply. It sounds like you have *some* O2 in the wort. So you have some multiplication of yeast, and a bunch more anaerobic fermentation.

What this seems to mean is that the fermentation might take a little longer.

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