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Old 03-02-2010, 10:32 PM   #1
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Yes, home brewed beer (and any beer period) is better and should be served in a nice clean glass with a nice head accompanying it.
I fully acknowledge this.

But still, I have to ask how it is to drink straight out of the bottle rather than pouring it into a glass/cup.
The reason I ask is my friends and I are planning to take a camping trip (somewhere), and I wanted to bring along some bottles of home brewed beer for the occasion.
Sure I can bring along plastic cups to at least make the situation a little bit better, but I'd rather avoid the hassle of extra luggage if I could.

My guess is the sedimentation on the bottom of the bottle will get disrupted and alter the taste of the beer (how much... I don't know, because I've never tried), but besides that is it "safe" in the sense that it won't cause any sickness?

Any info will be wonderful! Any tips on drinking home brewed beer at camping/trip destinations would be great too.
Thanks ahead!

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:33 PM   #2
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If you like the yeast, no problem.

I personally don't give into the EAC drink from a glass mindset and frequently drink from a bottle. Still get all the flavor and aroma the beer has to offer.

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Old 03-02-2010, 10:36 PM   #3
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No problem whatsoever. I often have big suppers/ brewparties and everyone drinks straight from the bottle. I slosh the last bit to get that yeast (it's probiotic woo woo) but most people drink them normally. I've never had any complaints about yeasty bottoms either.

If someone on the trip is allergic or somehow irritated by yeast you might have a little problem but otherwise don't worry about it.

(I do drink from a glass most of the time)
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:41 PM   #4
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:43 PM   #5
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If you're camping you should go all out and find something to carve a glass out of, maybe widdle a cup from drift wood or chip a small boulder out, not for taste, but just because.

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:49 PM   #6
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Yes, and you will learn that you will soon be able to fart on command.
Ohhhh. The campfire games you could play. Fart your ABC's!!!!

Whoa, better yet, you might hold off the homebrew til you douse the fire.

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:50 PM   #7
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It really depends on how cleared the beer was before it went into bottles. If you bottled too soon, theres going to be a ton of trub/yeast. If your beer is pretty clear before going in bottles, there won't be.

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:51 PM   #8
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bring some plastic cups man, craft beer needs to be set free from the bottle to realize its full potential.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:58 PM   #9
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I think the best bet would be 2 liter PET pop bottles, not glass. I can't see breaking the bottle just before getting to drink it. I assume your backpack camping right, otherwise load the car to the "gun wales" with bottles and glasses.

 
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:00 AM   #10
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For camping trips, I bottle in 19 oz PET bottles. I try not to drink out of the bottle, since I don't like the yeasty sediment. But heck, if there is no glass, bottoms up!
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