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Yeast on the bottom of bottle, To pour or not to pour!

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by Beeranator, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Beeranator

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    Every time i have some home brew there is either the person that swishes it around in the bottle and pours it or the person who leaves it behind. Which is actually correct?
     
  2. harrymel

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    No wrong answer.
     
  3. MrOH

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    Well, it will definitely change the appearance and in some cases, flavor and mouthfeel. However, yeast has a decent amount of B vitamins. Chalk it up to personal preference.
     
  4. pweis909

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    I don't think anyone really likes all that yeast. I think they do it because they think they are supposed to. Invitation to flatulence.
     
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    I think it also depends on the style and if the person drinking it wants to drink it according to that style (ie. weizzen [assuming there is the appropriate amount of yeast in the bottle] vs. Helles), but in the end it is still personal preference.
     
  6. billandsuz

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    correct?
    there is not right and wrong, just beer. it is traditional to add the yeast from some hefeweizens. but this is homebrewing and we have no need for tradition. if someone likes a cloudy yeasty beer, who is to saotherwise?
     
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  7. JackHorzempa

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    I never pour the yeast sediment of my homebrewed beers into my glass. Peter is the ‘answer man’ on this topic!

    Cheers!
     
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  8. billandsuz

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    maybe i like beer farts. ever think of that?;)
     
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    I usually don't pour it, but sometimes drink the last bit of it out of the bottle. Depends how much of it there is and how chunky it is. :eek:

    I recommend to people that drink my homebrews for them not to pour the last 1/4" of the bottle into their glass. Most of the time the appearance is enhanced by leaving the dregs behind.

    If other homebrewers drink my beers, they can do what they want as they know what they are doing.
     
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  10. JackHorzempa

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    Bill, are you a married man? If so, what is your wife’s opinion on your ‘hobby’!?!

    Cheers!

    Jack
     
  11. VikeMan

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    I'd say do what you want. I pour the yeast from hefe's, but I don't with other styles. In Belgium, some people actually get little glasses of yeast to drink along with their beer. I don't think I'd do that.
     
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    I personally like the looks of a crisp, clear beer so I tend to avoid pouring the yeast.
     
  13. ipas-for-life

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    I do the exact same thing alcaponejr does to the T. I should print lables with instructions on them to save myself some time explaining.
     
  14. billandsuz

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    sure. she has no one to blame but herself. and is reminded frequently.
    i don't know anything about the secrets to a good marriage, but i do know ripping beer farts like it's nothing is pushing the boundaries of spousal approval.

    but why lie? who among us isn't proud of their homebrew when alone?
    Cheers.
     
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    Homebrew Alone!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Will have to completely disagree with you there - I have a couple of beer tasting buddies and all of them enjoy the yeast (one guy will even drink just the yeast if it is left because he loves the taste) as do I.
     
  17. AlCaponeJunior

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    Honestly I've never noticed that big of a deal with the yeast. maybe if there's lots of hops debris and chunks, but usually, nothing. I just drink it and don't get overly farty nor does it taste bad. It does affect appearance, but that's mostly all it usually does.
     
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    Now I have a great reason to tell my g/f!... "sorry, not my fault; it's the beer yeast"
     
  19. SFACRKnight

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    I swirl the yeast with the last bit of beer and drink it up. It may give me gas, but hell, I'm a guy, water gives me gas.
     
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    I guess you win. Drink up!
     
  21. pweis909

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    Sure. I'm sure she'll forgive you, once you've explained the circumstances!
     
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