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Old 03-24-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
Feb 2011
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Since shock top is Unfiltered I was wondering if anyone has tried it yet?

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Old 03-24-2011, 06:59 PM   #2
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Is it pasteurized?

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Old 03-24-2011, 07:02 PM   #3
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No there is not viable yeast in those bottles...

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Old 03-24-2011, 07:10 PM   #4
Jan 2011
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That's stuff's not bad on a hot day. Had it at a music festival last year. Don't let the beer snobs get you down. Drink what you like!

Although I have no idea if you can culture yeast from it ...
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:37 PM   #5
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Im going to guess its pasteurized so I doubt it, but give it a shot.

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Old 07-06-2011, 05:20 PM   #6
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The magic answer is yes it works, I just did it on a stir plate. I used the yeast from the bottom of 4 bottles. I'm making shocktop with it and I had no problems with the yeast taking off in the wort.

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Old 07-06-2011, 09:12 PM   #7
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The question remains, is it worth it? I don't recall the yeast profile from Shock Top being very interesting, and there's no guarantee that it's the main strain in the bottle.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:17 PM   #8
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I had one the other day, and it was a lot more enjoyable than I remember it being.

I was reading the bottle, and realized that it had sediment in it. Said to pour and then stir up the bottom, but to be honest it didn't really look like yeast on the bottom of the bottle. It may have been, it just looked weird though.

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Old 07-06-2011, 09:18 PM   #9
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First I'd want to know if the yeast in the bottle is the fermentation strain or is it something added for bottle conditioning.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:24 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Paul07293 View Post
First I'd want to know if the yeast in the bottle is the fermentation strain or is it something added for bottle conditioning.
A very good point.
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