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Old 03-12-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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Does anyone think that shaking a capped bottle would cause oxidation it what about the o2 in the headspace?
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:05 PM   #2
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if you are bottle carbonating, wait about 5 days before you shake so that your co2 concentration in the head space is adequate to prevent oxidation. or you can shake right away like i used to
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:47 PM   #3
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Shouldn't be too much of an issue since the yeast will get to the oxygen before it will start to oxidize the beer. Oxidation takes a while to be noticeable (couple months).
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:19 PM   #4
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shake, shake, shake

 
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:33 PM   #5
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I normally shake all my beer at the end of the first week, just to stir things up and make sure the yeast has worked on all the bottling sugar. The exception is wheat beer, which I shake at 3-4 days because I like to give it a week to settle before I drink it.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:58 AM   #6
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I have only shook the ones I was going to drink on day three (or so) in the bottle. By day five most of mine are carbed anyway. Now I have enough beer I can wait. I think I'll have another APA.
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