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Old 03-06-2008, 10:02 PM   #1
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I just brewed my first batch, I used a kit to make it pretty simple. The beer fermented great and it has been bottled now for about 35 days. The beer tastes great but I am noticing some white flaky substance floating in the beer and settling on the bottom. What is it? Is there a cure? Or should I just drink it and forget about it, Making sure it's harmless. Thanks



 
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:13 PM   #2
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I just brewed my first batch, I used a kit to make it pretty simple. The beer fermented great and it has been bottled now for about 35 days. The beer tastes great but I am noticing some white flaky substance floating in the beer and settling on the bottom. What is it? Is there a cure? Or should I just drink it and forget about it, Making sure it's harmless. Thanks
Yeast and other unfiltered particles. Nothing to worry about. Drink and be merry



 
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:14 PM   #3
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That is just sediment. With home brew your usually always going to have some sediment. Using a secondary, which is totally optional, will help clear your beer some. When you pour your beer into the glass leave about an inch in the bottom of the bottle so that stuff doesn't get into your beer. It is completely harmless though.

 
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:19 PM   #4
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Yep. Yeast. Pour cold, pour slowly etc as above.

Only way to avoid yeast sediment is to move on over to kegging.
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:21 PM   #5
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Just pour the yeast in, it's good for you. Like taking vitamins with every beer. At least that's what I tell myself. hahahaha

 
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:49 AM   #6
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Do not drink them. Give them all to me for examination. They could be very poisonous.

 
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:52 AM   #7
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Welcome to our obsession

Here's a great thread with info for the beginning brewer.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=54362
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Old 03-07-2008, 05:54 AM   #8
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Yep. Your experiencing real unfiltered ale

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Old 03-07-2008, 06:59 AM   #9
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The important part is the beer tastes good.

 
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:53 PM   #10
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also beginner question. Is it possible to filter the sediment, just to make the beer look prettier?



 
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