Originally Posted by csoulies
Speaking of yeast settling, should I swirl the beer in the bottle prior to pouring? Silly question, I know...very noob here
No. Leave it caked at the bottom.
The first time, leave 1 oz on the bottom of the bottle. Swirl, then taste it. Do you like it?
If you don't like the taste (you probably won't), then you should always pour into a glass, then rinse the yeast down the drain before it hardens or gets funky. If you do like it, then might as well swirl that bad boy up and drink it down. It does have some vitamins.
I personally like the taste of wheat beer yeasts, but they're almost always suspended, so this isn't really an issue.