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Old 03-16-2009, 11:34 PM   #1
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So I just bottled my first batch on saturday and looked at it today, There is some sediment sitting in the botton of the bottles. I assume this is just the priming sugar but will it go away? I shook one bottle up and it came up so is there any worry? Do I need to shake up all the bottles? Any help would be welcomed. Thanks...



 
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:34 PM   #2
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Its yeast sediment. Just leave it at the bottom and pour all but the last 1/4" of beer into a glass.

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Old 03-16-2009, 11:39 PM   #3
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LEAVE IT ALONE!!! In fact quit staring at your bottles, you can't "SEE" when they are ready...leave them alone in your warm closet and come back to them in 2 1/2 weeks.

Everything's fine...bottle conditioned beer has to have some sediment in it...your bottle is like a mini fermenter, sometimes they even have krauzens in the top, then it flocculates (falls) just like in your primary..

Read this...it's more info on sediment....

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/1193529-post6.html
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:40 AM   #4
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You think you have a lot of sediment on the bottom of your bottles, check out some Belgians tripels! Tons of "stuff" and many times great beer...in other words, nothing to worry about.

 
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:32 AM   #5
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In fact, some believe that that 'stuff' on the bottom clears acne, helps digestion, saves the whales, etc. Pour off a clean glass, leave the last 1/4", swirl it in the bottle, and bottom's up!

 
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:36 AM   #6
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just the yeast they are your friend...without them none of this would be possible....love the yeast!!
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:53 AM   #7
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Don't shake the bottles. What kind of a beer is it anyway? Like everyone else said, its normal and it is not priming sugar its yeast sediment. Depending on the type of beer it can even be desirable (think Hefeweizen here).
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:24 AM   #8
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yeah i just put my first batch in bottles a week ago and i have yeast sediment just like you remember ITS REAL BEER not commercial filtered crap!!!!

 
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Thanks guys. Its an American IPA

 
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:42 AM   #10
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In fact, some believe that that 'stuff' on the bottom clears acne, helps digestion, saves the whales, etc.
I've heard it can give male enhancement like Smilin' Bob.


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