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Crank and Shake Carbonation

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Q

What is wrong with the “crank and shake” method since so many homebrewers recommend it?

A
The “crank and shake” method to carbonate beer, which has a scrumptious name, is widely suggested and is probably the crudest method imaginable for carbonation. It is simply bad advice given by
Response by Ashton Lewis.