Originally Posted by jtrainer
Do you have an air stone?
My back likes the air stone trick as opposed to shaking the carboy. I don't think we can shake the carboy enough to get an appropriate level of O2 in solution.
Your only starving the yeasties in their critical growth stage.
I wish I did. I'm on a soft layoff notice at the moment, so I can't afford to buy anything new for my growing hobby addiction.
In fact, this will probably be my last brew day for quite a while. Applefein doesn't count. I have 2 gallons of that happily bubbling away as we speak.
Think I'll just shake the crap out of the fermenter as best as I can to get things going. Suppose it can't hurt anything (other than my back).