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bc1082

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After bottling the beer there is a thin layer of yeast at the bottom of the bottles; What is the appropriate way to get rid of this..? everything seems to be so easily contaminated..
 

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That thin layer of yeast is a good sign.
To get rid of it, simply cool the bottle down in the fridge, and then open it up, and slowly pour the beer into a glass, leaving about a tablespoon of beer in the bottle, with the yeast sludge. Drink the beer, and rinse the bottle out!!

The sludge is just yeast that has dropped out of suspension, presumably after finishing all the sugar in the beer, carbonating it etc. The yeast has the additional advantage of being an oxygen scavenger, which is to say your beer will stay fresh tasting for a good long while because of it.
 
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bc1082 said:
After bottling the beer there is a thin layer of yeast at the bottom of the bottles; What is the appropriate way to get rid of this..? everything seems to be so easily contaminated..
Yep, what Sasquatch said. Congratulations you made beer! :cool:
 

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bc1082 said:
After bottling the beer there is a thin layer of yeast at the bottom of the bottles; What is the appropriate way to get rid of this..? everything seems to be so easily contaminated..
I think you had better send us a couple of bottles of it so we can do further analysis.:D
 

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bc1082 said:
After bottling the beer there is a thin layer of yeast at the bottom of the bottles; What is the appropriate way to get rid of this..? everything seems to be so easily contaminated..
DON'T DRINK IT!!! That "Yeast Layer" or "Scum of DEATH" is extremely poisonous! Not only that, it is against federal regulations to dispose of it except under the most stringent of conditions. It is extremely expensive for an individual to dispose of this substance legally. If you send me all of your bottles, I will be happy to dispose of them along with a case of mine that the same thing happened to. It is highly recommended that you ship them refrigerated for... um... stability purposes. Did I mention it's also explosive?!?
 

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It's good for you and decreases the ole' hangover. I'm another one of the advocates of "Just drink it!" So far I've survived, despite Kephren's dire warnings ;)

Cheers :D
 

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OMG, Kephren meet me at washoe med and take my last request. I just drank a whole bottle of the poison. :)
 

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LOL! - I'll be there in 15 minutes. Bring the rest of the "poison" so that we can find an antidote!
 
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