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Old 05-05-2012, 07:19 AM   #1
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I enjoy working with a properly mixed solution, because it tells me that I've given the yeasties "stable" working conditions.

Is shaking bottles [even after stirring the priming sugar into the batch] out of the ordinary??

 
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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Yeah don't do that...

 
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:38 AM   #3
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Reasoning?

 
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:46 AM   #4
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I was in a situation early in my brewing where I had to shake some bottles as they WOULD NOT carb. As an experiment I agitated several if them, while the others I did not. Although it took a month longer for the un-agitated bottles to fizz, the bottles that I did agitate though nicely carbed tasted like sherry. Strong oxidation notes. Don't do it unless it is essential.

 
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:14 AM   #5
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Yeah don't do that...
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If you rack into a bottling bucket, just pour the priming mix in, and then rack on top of it and let a whirlpool start, this has always worked for me and stirred it up enough on its own. If you absolutely must, you could gently stir it before bottling. But please, don't shake...

 
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:54 AM   #6
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I must stir in order for all the bottles to carbonate properly.

So I figured... why not go the extra mile??

Not a real concern of mine, but curiosity killed the cat and all that. . . . .

 
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:04 AM   #7
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Shaking will contribute to oxidation. I boil my priming sugar and a pint of water for 1 min to sanitize. Pour priming sugar solution into bottling bucket. Rack finished homebrew on top of sugar solution in bottling bucket this will get a proper mix through out 5 gal. NEVER had an inconsistent carb issues.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:41 PM   #8
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Not to hijack, but I don't want to start a new thread. Will I be OK if I pitched my priming solution half way through racking into the bottling bucket? I forgot to do it when I started. i did not stir or anything, just pitched, finished racking, and bottled.

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Old 05-05-2012, 03:06 PM   #9
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Not to hijack, but I don't want to start a new thread. Will I be OK if I pitched my priming solution half way through racking into the bottling bucket? I forgot to do it when I started. i did not stir or anything, just pitched, finished racking, and bottle.
If you didn't stir gently then there is a chance that you will get some uneven carbonation, but I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just remember to put the priming solution in first for next time.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:24 PM   #10
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I have used the Revvy method each time (rack onto half of my priming solution and then pour the other half into bottling bucket when half the beer is left to rack)... Has worked every time and everything has had even carbonation.

 
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