Just bottled my first batch today. Debating on rebottling a few of them. I got 6 out of 10 clear bottles and 4 had some yeast in them. The last 2 got all the yeast from the bottom of the secondary since the jug fell over during bottling. Debating on what to do. The 6 clean bottles I put in a box and taped it up and threw it in the closet. The other 4 I will probably drink sooner, just not sure how soon.
Was debating on cold crashing the 2 yeasty bottles and pouring into another bottle to make it yeast free, and combining the yeasty bottles for the earlest drinker.
This brings up whether the yeast matters when aging in a bottle or better methods to bottling. How long can you age it with yeast on the bottom?
I used a racking cane with bottling wand and the 1 gallon jug fell over when I tilted the bottle to get the end of the batch. I lost a few ounces that soaked up into some napkins which I tried that. It has the noticeable pith, but otherwise was pretty smooth with little rocket fuel bite. I think the batch is around 5 months old, but still has a ways to go before I tear into them.
My ten bottles and batch #2 which is ready to be racked, but I stirred it up way too much bringing it to the kitchen. The layer of yeast was minimal on the one I bottled, but it still made it into a few bottles.