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Old 09-03-2008, 04:44 AM   #1
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I am brewing a SA Summer Ale using WLP400 (Belgian Wit), it had an OG of 1.058, and was fermenting at 68ºF for a week. After checking the gravity, which was at 1.030 for a couple of days, I decided to give the bucket a good swirl and raise the fermentation temp to ~70-72ºF. It started fermenting like crazy, so much so that I had to put a blowoff tube in after it filled the airlock. The gravity is now down to 1.020 two days after swirling, and it still has a nice krausen cap.

Now, my question. If I gave it a pretty good swirling while stirring up the yeast, what are the possible negative effects of that action? Thanks guys!

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Old 09-03-2008, 04:55 AM   #2
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I say leave it for two more weeks, then bottle or keg. Just leave it alone! the yeast know what to do

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Sounds like you had a stuck fermentation and you intuitively took the proper action to fix it. Leave like mrk305 says, but I'd take a hydro reading in a week and see how it's doing.

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But what are the possible ramifications of too much swirling? Am I likely to get some off flavors if I over-swirled?

Or, would it take a really crazy churn to produce a problem? This is the first time I've had a fermentation issue of any kind.

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There is the possibility of aerating your beer if you splashed a lot, but many think that issue is over rated. So do I. Because you had a fermentation already, your beer had a layer of CO2 already covering it. There likely wasn't any O2 present. Even if there was, you'd have to splash A LOT to get air. As far as swirling, you'll be fine as long as you don't keep doing it every day. The yeast will flocculate out in a week or two as it normally would.

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I don't foresee any potential problems. I've done the same several times before and the brew turned out great.

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Thanks guys, I guess I forgot...

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No ramifications except you made your beer ferment....

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I meant I forgot to relax, don't worry, have a home brew. I did last night, I am the winner.

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