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Old 11-17-2011, 03:16 AM   #1
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Default Shouldn't you avoid drinking the yeast?

That's the entire reason we pour it, but for weizens it appears people mix the yeast into the beer before drinking. Wouldn't you get a stomach ache or the farts?

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Old 11-17-2011, 03:21 AM   #2
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I spent three years in Germany. The only time I have ever seen anybody swirl the sediment at the bottom of a bottle of hefe into a glass was after I got back to the states.

That being said, decanting is a common practice in seperating the sediment from the beer.

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Decanting is pretty much just strategic pouring the keep the yeast from going into the glass?

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I drink the yeast all the time, no problems to report! Tasty!

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Yes decanting as a brewing term means pouring a liquid off of a yeast sediment. You'll often hear the word used when talking about yeast starters: it's common practice for high gravity or large volume brews to make a starter, let it consume all the sugar, then decant the wort off the yeast and add fresh wort to increase the yeast even more.


That's kinda off-topic, but it illustrates the term.

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Some people are more sensitive to the yeast than others. In some beers I prefer it like wheats and wits. Doesn't bother me so I'm not to worries about it.

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Yes decanting as a brewing term means pouring a liquid off of a yeast sediment. You'll often hear the word used when talking about yeast starters: it's common practice for high gravity or large volume brews to make a starter, let it consume all the sugar, then decant the wort off the yeast and add fresh wort to increase the yeast even more.


That's kinda off-topic, but it illustrates the term.
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Some people suggest it will give you gas because yeast will start eating sugars that your body hasn't digested yet. Other than that, some people find the taste of yeast objectionable, but it's actually quite good for you.

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One word: vegemite

Nothing wrong with drinking the yeast, great source of B-vitamins.

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Some people suggest it will give you gas because yeast will start eating sugars that your body hasn't digested yet. Other than that, some people find the taste of yeast objectionable, but it's actually quite good for you.
Nice, now we just need to market it as a diet suppliment! One yeast pill per candy bar to cut down on the calories.


It works a lot like E.coli does, taking care of the excess proteins you eat and turning it into carbon dioxide. Although yeast not as common to cause you as much gas.
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