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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Graviz, Apr 9, 2012.
Has anyone tried using a decanter with a beer? I wonder if it would do anything to the taste.
Sorry to be a downer but I don't think it's a good idea. They're not quite airtight in most cases. You'll most likely end up with flat oxidized beer.
There was a thread on it. Cant find it now. Somebody tried it and said it added some more bubbles but then the beer went flat very quick after that.
Not for storage, but if you want to pour a large bottle (750) with lots of sediment into multiple glasses without disturbing the sediment so all portions have the same flavor profile a "decanter" can be helpful.
Wine and beer are too different beasts. Both great but a decanter for beer is pretty much ridiculous. For wine its often a help.
This. Only in this situation.
I see this is an old thread but I am sitting at my desk looking at a Bells Two Hearted Box and it says on the side "Decant to Serve" which is how I stumbled on this thread. It would seem odd that they would suggest decanting if there was not some benefit.
That just means to pour from one container to another - bottle to glass.
Carefully to leave any sediment behind.
But I've never seen sediment in Two Hearted. :-)
Exactly. I would never decant a beer in the wine useage of the term, where it is left to deliberately air out. However, in the event of a tasting, where you would be pouring into several glasses, I would consider it ifmthe beer does have a lot of sediment and so forth. Pour once to the decanter, then immediately distribute.
This is still Beer Advocate, right?
Indeed it is.
What is it that has you confused?
this is my beer decanter
verb: decant; 3rd person present: decants; past tense: decanted; past participle:decanted; gerund or present participle: decanting
1.gradually pour (liquid, typically wine or a solution) from one container into another, esp. without disturbing the sediment.
"the wine was decanted about 40 minutes before being served"
synonyms: pour off, draw off, siphon off, drain, tap; More
Get yourself one of these:
It will allow you to "Decant" your beer and retain the sediment in the bottle more successfully. They are called "lambic baskets" but will work of any beer that has been bottle conditioned, and has sediment you want left in the bottle on the pour.
Wine decanters also aerate the wine, which you don't want to do to the beer.