Shaking bottels - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Shaking bottels

Thread Tools
Old 03-12-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
Feb 2009
Atlantic City, NJ
Posts: 26

Does anyone think that shaking a capped bottle would cause oxidation it what about the o2 in the headspace?
It's Beer!!!!!

Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2009, 05:05 PM   #2
brewmasterpa's Avatar
Jan 2009
orange, ca
Posts: 804
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

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
ill keep my money, guns, freedom, and can keep the change.

You like fishsticks, what are you, a gay fish?

Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2009, 05:47 PM   #3
conpewter's Avatar
Nov 2007
East Dundee, Illinois
Posts: 5,109
Liked 54 Times on 49 Posts

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).
"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." - V

Primary: Nothin
Secondary: Shady Lord RIS, Water to Barleywine, Pumpkin wine, burnt mead
Kegged: Crappy infected mild
Bottles: Apfelwein, 999 Barleywine, Oatmeal Stout, Robust Porter, Robust smoked porter, Simcoe Smash

Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2009, 06:19 PM   #4
Sep 2008
Posts: 33

shake, shake, shake

Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2009, 06:33 PM   #5
Jan 2009
Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 614
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

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.
Primary: Edwort's Apfelwein
Primary: Brewingcentres Pale Ale
Primary: Brewcraft - Cheap 'n' Shiddy Bavarian Wheat

Kegged: Brewcraft - Cheap 'n' Shiddy Bavarian Wheat
Kegged: Brewcraft - Enhanced Dutch Lager
On Tap: Brewcraft - Irish Stout

Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2009, 01:58 AM   #6
Malticulous's Avatar
Aug 2008
St. George Utah
Posts: 4,146
Liked 72 Times on 57 Posts

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.
Everything is better with a beer.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shaking the Carboy.... h4rdluck Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 07-11-2009 12:26 AM
Yes, thank you for shaking my beer Parker36 Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling 14 10-28-2008 11:08 PM
Shaking it up? rfidd General Techniques 4 03-29-2007 04:25 PM
shaking the primary wulax25 General Techniques 7 08-28-2006 02:17 PM

Forum Jump