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Old 08-10-2010, 10:35 AM   #1
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I recently tried a bottled homebrew that has been conditioning for 2 weeks. I refrigerated it for a few hours. Both the "youngness" and the short cooling time lead me to believe that a lot of yeast was in suspension. A lot of yeast was visible on the bottom of the bottle.

The beer tasted fine, great even. The dregs were quite yeasty (nearly opaque), but I sampled a bit anyway (i.e., I drank nearly pure yeast). Didn't taste bad.

The next day, I had a bad encounter. Let's just say it involved an hour on the toilet and it wasn't pretty.

Question is: did I "poison" myself on the yeast? Is it bad to consume in large quantities?

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Old 08-10-2010, 11:16 AM   #2
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Meh lots of B viatemens (sp) worst that will happen is you will be a little gassy might have the bubble guts

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Old 08-10-2010, 11:52 AM   #3
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I always try to leave as much of the yeast sediment in the bottle as possible and bottle conditioned beers still give me gas. I can only imagine how bad it would be if I drank the sediment.

I haven't noticed it much since I started kegging.

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Old 08-11-2010, 05:52 AM   #4
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Live yeast is actually pretty good for you, but as you found out it can be a diuretic when comsumed in larger quantities. No need to worry, and you now know a home remedy for being stopped up.

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