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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.

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  1. Beeranator

    Beeranator Feb 8, 2013 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    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

    harrymel Dec 15, 2010 Washington

    No wrong answer.
  3. MrOH

    MrOH Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    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

    pweis909 Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin

    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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  5. scurvy311

    scurvy311 Dec 3, 2005 Louisiana

    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

    billandsuz Sep 1, 2004 New York

    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

    JackHorzempa Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

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

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  8. billandsuz

    billandsuz Sep 1, 2004 New York

    maybe i like beer farts. ever think of that?;)
  9. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior May 21, 2010 Texas

    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

    JackHorzempa Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

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


  11. VikeMan

    VikeMan Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    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.
  12. mporter13

    mporter13 Jul 13, 2011 Oregon

    I personally like the looks of a crisp, clear beer so I tend to avoid pouring the yeast.
  13. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Feb 28, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    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

    billandsuz Sep 1, 2004 New York

    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?
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  15. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior May 21, 2010 Texas

    Homebrew Alone!

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  16. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Site Editor Subscriber Beer Trader

    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

    AlCaponeJunior May 21, 2010 Texas

    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.
  18. boddhitree

    boddhitree Apr 13, 2008 Germany

    Now I have a great reason to tell my g/f!... "sorry, not my fault; it's the beer yeast"
  19. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    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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  20. pweis909

    pweis909 Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin

    I guess you win. Drink up!
  21. pweis909

    pweis909 Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin

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