Whatever to do with the yeast sediment at the bottom of your bottle?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by devlishdamsel, Jan 11, 2013.


Do you drink the yeast at the bottom of the bottle or do you dispose of it?

  1. Indeed, i love it

    92 vote(s)
  2. no way, this distrubs me

    32 vote(s)
  3. i have yet to be presented with this situation.

    2 vote(s)
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  1. BeerWizard

    BeerWizard Aspirant (287) Dec 22, 2012 Colorado

    Drink that shit. Drink it UP. It's good for you.
  2. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,287) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    Really? I thought they flash-pasteurized all their beers, even the "wild" ones in the Lips of Faith series. Kinda assumed that would render any remaining yeast sediments useless, for brewing purposes.
  3. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,188) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Drink it. It will put hair on your chest.
  4. Dannywhitewash

    Dannywhitewash Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Ohio

    Pound that shit, bro!
  5. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,210) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    For those who are saying to use the yeast in bottle to brew, you might want to check out the list at Madfermentationist for the ones that have the same yeast as was used in brewing the beer. Many bottle conditioned beers are bottled with a different yeast that you prob. don't want to brew with.
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  6. KYGunner

    KYGunner Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2012 Kentucky

    I think it's funny that the option on the poll is " no, this disturbs me." I am apparently the only one who objects to the texture of the yeast and yes it does disturb me!
  7. antilite

    antilite Initiate (158) Jan 1, 2012 Florida

    Give that barkeep a whole bunch of style points. That's livin' the high life. (Oops, sorry).
  8. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Depends on the style, how much yeast is in there, and the mood I'm in at the time.
  9. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Savant (967) Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    I pour it over my T-zone and massage gently in a small semi-circle pattern to exfoliate. The microbes really open up your pores.
  10. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Devotee (468) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
    Beer Trader

    Save about 5 bottles, grow it and use it in my next batch of home brew
  11. EddieGold

    EddieGold Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 North Carolina

    the la folie were corked and caged, this implies pre-pasteurization. the others were pasteurized.
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  12. PorterLambic

    PorterLambic Poo-Bah (2,440) Nov 26, 2003 Florida

    I try to rotate the beer horizontally repeatedly just before I open it in an attempt to distribute the yeast. Somewhat effective. After the first pour (from a bomber) I swirl the remaining beer around somewhat vigorously to suspend the remainder of yeast in the liquid for further pours. If it is a small bottle, I do this about 1/2way through the bottle.
  13. fritts211

    fritts211 Aspirant (210) Feb 19, 2011 Tennessee
    Beer Trader

    I never notice yeast in my bottle. I've never cared to look. I'm much more concerned about getting every last drop of my beer into my glass, and then into my mouth. I always swirl my bottle before pouring the last few ounces though.

    Maybe I'm doing it wrong.
  14. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    I need a crash course on which beers deserve sediment. I've been willing to pour it into hefes and kolsches so far and that's about it. I'm especially curious to know about this lambic that I have in the fridge.
  15. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    Any of them

    I always pour the sediment in my glass. Doesn't hurt anything and I like watching all the floaties
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  16. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (349) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
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    I always add it to Belgian beers.
  17. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,369) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Leave a 1/2 inch in the bottle to save for the last swig; pour it in your glass at the end.
  18. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,680) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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  19. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Devotee (473) Jan 13, 2013 Maryland

    I can't say I've ever come across a K├Âlsch with sediment in the bottle. Has anybody else found it? I'm curious, in which one have you found it?
  20. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,760) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    It kind of grosses me out. Obviously I drink beer when it's floating around, but I won't gulp the yeast when it's just concentrated at the bottom of my glass. I just leave that last sip of it sitting in there.

    Besides, I don't want diarrhea.
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