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Old 02-19-2011, 11:30 PM   #1
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I cracked open one of my Brewers Best Arrogant Bastard clones and while the beer is delicious, there are clumps of yeast suspended in the glass after I pour. I'm not talking some sediment, but actual clumps.

The beer has been in the bottle for almost three weeks. Will the sediment continue to settle?

What went wrong?

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Old 02-19-2011, 11:47 PM   #2
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Glad the beer is delicious. It would be helpful if you could describe a few parts of your procedure. How long was the beer in primary before you bottled? What yeast did you use? Do you store the bottles on their side or upright? The yeast should settle to the bottom with ~48hrs in the fridge. I am guessing that you pour all but the last 1/2 inch or so into your glass.

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Old 02-20-2011, 12:33 AM   #3
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How about a few photos?

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Old 02-20-2011, 01:18 AM   #4
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Beer was in the primary for approx. 3 week, one more in the secondary. Yeast was Safale 05, I think.

Stored up right, but was only in the fridge for 6 hours, which I think was the problem.

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Old 02-20-2011, 01:20 AM   #5
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Also, I was pouring from a 750ml bottle. First pour into the goblet was ok. Second pour included a "chunk" which broke up as it went into the glass. That was where most of the floating pieces came from.

I think the in future, I will leave in the fridge for longer and be more careful with the pour.

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This is strange. Can you get us some pictures?

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US-05 is not known as being the most flocculant yeast. Leave a beer in the fridge for a day or two and see how it is.

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I remember drunken moments where my chunks had some beer in it ...

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I remember drunken moments where my chunks had some beer in it ...
I just threw up in my mouth a little....THanks...





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Also, I was pouring from a 750ml bottle. First pour into the goblet was ok. Second pour included a "chunk" which broke up as it went into the glass. That was where most of the floating pieces came from.
I think the yeast broke loose from the bottom of the bottle when you re-poured. Try a continuous pour into a pitcher (all but the last 1/4-1/2 in) and then serving into glasses from there.

I had a bad pour once and stopped to let the head subside. I then continued the pour and got quite a bit of yeast.
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