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Shaking fermenter unwittingly?

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Trogers

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Hi,

This is my first post here. Here is my problem:

I brewed a batch last night and noticed that no activity had occurred today. So, I shook the fermenter a bit because the last batch I did just needed the yeast to be suspended. But, it turns out this time that my problem was just a leaky airlock. So, I switched the airlock and sure enough it is bubbling away now.

My question is: did it hurt my beer when I shook the fermenter (I'm assuming it was fermenting this whole time). I know it is fine to do that before fermentation and perhaps necessary, but this time I just didn't know that it was already going.

Thanks for any help.

-Tristan
 

rod

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a little shaking at that point won't hurt anything - there would have been a layer of co2 over the beer from the fermentation to prevent oxidation.
 
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