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Old 12-07-2012, 01:33 AM   #1
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Is this normal or should I be alarmed? It's been sitting in the bottle for about 3 weeks. Thanks for any input.


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Old 12-07-2012, 01:36 AM   #2
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Is this normal or should I be alarmed? It's been sitting in the bottle for about 3 weeks. Thanks for any input.
Totally normal, your seeing the settled yeast. Once refrigerated fora few weeks it will pack down hard, pour gently to not disturb it. Unless its a wheat, then gently rouse it


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Old 12-07-2012, 01:36 AM   #3
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Perfectly normal for all non filtered/pasteurized beer, especially homebrew!
It's mostly yeast.
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Is this stuff bad or harmful to drink? Cause I usually drink beer out of the bottle and not used to pouring it in a glass.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:09 AM   #5
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No, not harmful at all, but it may/will add an extra yeasty taste to the beer.
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Is this stuff bad or harmful to drink? Cause I usually drink beer out of the bottle and not used to pouring it in a glass.
Won't hurt you. Just yeast.
You may not like the taste though, some don't.

Usually the proper way to serve homebrew is to gently pour the beer out of the bottle into a glass without upsetting the sediment, and then leave a small swallow size amount in the bottom as that is where all the yeast is. Dump this down the drain.
With practice you can use the shoulder of the bottle to keep the yeast in there and not your glass.
However, some people and some styles just dump it all in! Just makes a yeasty tasting beer that is a little cloudier than otherwise.

Try both ways and see what you prefer!
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:19 AM   #7
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Alright thanks for your input guys. Helped a bunch. Cheers to my first home brew!
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:28 AM   #8
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Rinse the bottle out with a few shakes of hot tap water before the yeasties dry up. Saves a lot of time when you have to use the bottle again.

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I don't mind the yeast taste for most beers so I usually drink from the bottle.
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yeast is loaded with vitamins; thiamine (B1), pyridoxine (B6) & folate (B9)

the B-Complex vitamins I used to take were made from brewers' yeast

and definitely smelled like it

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Alright thanks for your input guys. Helped a bunch. Cheers to my first home brew!
definitely! CHEERS! PROST! NA ZDROWIE!


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