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Is there a downside to shaking the primary fermenter to re-suspend the yeast if the fermentation is going slowly?

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The downside would be potential oxygenation of the beer, but "rousing" of yeast is a long-established practice. I'd suggest gentle swirling rather than shaking.

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Gentle swirling is the key. –  Denny Conn Jan 24 at 17:27
    
Awesome! Thanks for the help –  Reed Jan 25 at 14:10

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