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Old 11-17-2011, 02:03 PM   #21
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That's the entire reason we pour it, but for weizens it appears people mix the yeast into the beer before drinking. Wouldn't you get a stomach ache or the farts?
Generally, it's a good idea to minimize transfer of yeast into the bottles, and decanting carefully to minimize the transfer of yeast into the glass, because it has such a pronounced flavor impact. You can, of course, drink the yeast that is left behind separately if you like the taste or potential health benefits. Gastrointestinal effects should wane after a few weeks of doing this.

For some styles, especially unfiltered wheat beers, the yeast is a desired flavor component. Therefore, those beers shouldn't be decanted, but the swirling thing is optional.

In summary: It depends.


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Old 11-17-2011, 03:26 PM   #22
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Gastrointestinal effects should wane after a few weeks of doing this.
i like to call it Gastronomical. it makes it sound awesomer.


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I'm getting ingredients in the mail today, and I can't even taste my beer yet. What should I do?
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I would make a yeast starter, and pitch it into your mailbox.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:32 PM   #23
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The yeast i the beer is not a bad thing, in fact it is full of vitamin B complex. You can buy it in many healthfood stores, and the Belgian's practically worship it for it's healthful benefits.



But most folks, especially Americans who for generations have been weened on crystal clear, pasturized and filtered "dead" beers like BMC are frightened of the cloudyness and yeasty taste of bottle conditioned beers with a lot of yeast in it.We have been encultured to be used to bland, tasteless, massed produced pablum, so many folks are downright scared of "Real" things that may be sour, or raw, or earthy.

And yes folks do have issues, initially, dealing with the oligosaccyhrydes in yeast, so folks in the beginning do get gassy, or some, have GI issues, but eventually we tolerate it. Just look at the threads about yeast farts and you'll see. We've all gone through it, and our gut's gotten used to it.
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A home brew (or Belgian) a day keeps the doctor away?
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:52 PM   #25
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Great article Revvy.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:19 PM   #26
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Now you tell me. I told my wife it was her asparagus soup.
Oh my. A slew of home brew and asparagus soup and I would want to kick myself out of the house.
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I always have a tight yeast cake on the bottom of the bottle that never goes into the glass, even if I hold it straight up. Guess I'm rinsing all my health benefits down the drain.
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I always have a tight yeast cake on the bottom of the bottle that never goes into the glass, even if I hold it straight up. Guess I'm rinsing all my health benefits down the drain.
I do too. I only drink the yeast once in awhile.


(But I fart enough anyway.)
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I always have a tight yeast cake on the bottom of the bottle that never goes into the glass, even if I hold it straight up. Guess I'm rinsing all my health benefits down the drain.
i imagine that, if you don't filter your beer there is still some yeast left floating around in there.
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:52 AM   #30
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When I was stationed in Germany, some people swirled the yeast into suspension, some didn't. I liked it either way.


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