The good news is, you can save 50% or more by brewing your own beer! If you compare the cost of brewing a 5-Gallon batch with an average hops and grain bill, bottled conditioned, it would roughly cost you $35 to $40, compared to an average of $75 if you bought the same amount of a craft beer.
10 Benefits of Homebrewing#1 Save money. #2 Take part in a tradition. #3 All-in-one brewing systems make it more affordable than you thought. #4 Home brewed beer makes a great gift. #5 You can make a good beer. #6 You'll grow a bigger appreciation for beer. #7 Drinking beer in moderations may provide health benefits.
More oxygen in your wort will lead to better overall fermentation and is also said to increase attenuation. Stressed yeast or subpar fermenting conditions will inevitably lead to off-flavors in your final beer. Shaking a carboy will only go so far in terms of oxygenating wort.