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Old 03-12-2007, 07:35 PM   #1
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Should you hold a bottle of homebrew upside down and twirl to re-suspend settled yeasts to get them activated again? Wouldn't this help with carbonation?
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:55 PM   #2
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I've heard it helps the carbonation/aging process go a little faster, so I do it with my bottles. I wouldn't shake, though, as shaking could dissolve a little oxygen into the beer and make it go stale faster.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:46 PM   #3
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That basically what you do if you get a struck frementation because the temp dropped to low. I don't see any reason the same wouldn't work in a bottle.
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:04 PM   #4
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I have had to do this a couple of times when my bottles didn't carbonate fully. Great trick. I just roll the bottles along the length of a table to resuspend the yeast, then put them in a WARM place for a week. Works really well.

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Old 03-13-2007, 10:08 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Cool Hand
Should you hold a bottle of homebrew upside down and twirl to re-suspend settled yeasts to get them activated again? Wouldn't this help with carbonation?
I go upstairs where the bottles are condtioning (72 degrees) and grab the whole case, tip it on its side a couple of times. Nothing too violent, just enough to hear some slight sloshing.

Do this every couple of days and you'll be fine.

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Old 03-14-2007, 12:14 AM   #6
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Yep, or don't. I've done a side by side and it didn't make much difference that I could tell. Didn't hurt anything though.
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