Originally Posted by Trrance
Does the idea of mixing up the yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottle apply to all wheat beers?
I've never had a wheat beer. I have a batch of Belgian White just about ready to bottle and I bought a bottle of Hoegaarden to sample for comparison.
So I'm supposed to roll the bottles around a bit before opening, yes?
Yes, it applies to all wheat beers IF you want the yeast (which is good for you).
NO! DO NOT roll your bottle. Pour the beer in the glass first.
Take a glass and rinse it under cold water (inside). Hold the glass almost horizontal to the floor/table/counter/sink and slowly pour the beer down the side (inside). As the beer level gets higher (closer to the rim) slowly tilt your glass upright. When there's about 1/2 inch of beer left in the bottles give it a couple of shakes to stir up the yeast on the bottom and pour the remaining beer into the center of the foam (head). If it rises too quickly slow down your pour.