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Old 09-27-2007, 08:41 PM   #1
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Is it ok if your beer gets oxygenated when you carry it to your bottleing bucket? If there is a lid on there.What are the oxygenated does and dont?



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Old 09-27-2007, 08:46 PM   #2
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Keep your splashing to a minimum. If your brew has finished fermenting, then chances are that the headspace is completly filled with CO2 from the fermentation.
It's likely that no O2 will get into the brew, but you will stir up some sediment from the yeast cake at the bottom.
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:51 PM   #3
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In homebrewing, you will not eliminate exposure to oxygen. You just minimize that exposure. Do what Boo Boo said, and also minimize splashing while bottling. Chances are, there is some CO2 dissolved in your wort that also protects you a bit. However, the only time I found any comfort in that thought was when I was bottling. I figured whatever evolved out of the beer that went in the bottle also helped purge the bottle a bit.


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Old 09-27-2007, 09:29 PM   #4
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If it isnt actively fermenting yet, you ar fine.

 
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:34 PM   #5
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yes, the only time you should aerate your beer is before fermentation begins. after that, you want to keep it to a minimum.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:05 PM   #6
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:05 AM   #7
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Boo boo is right. Keep you O2 exposure to a minimum. The headspace is filled with CO2, as long as you have your airlock on. Once that is removed, O2 will 'invade' the space, but not very quickly. The yeast that is transferred over will quickly scrub out the O2 brought over by transferring to the bottling bucket or other fermenter.

 
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