View Full Version : Brewing Questions
February-11th-2009, 09:29 AM
I know there's some pretty knowledgeable home brewers on here so I have a few questions.
I am on my second batch of brew and I think it is going pretty well. I have read that after you bottle it, and it is ready to drink, you are not supposed to drink the last little bit in the bottle because the yeast settles there.
Is there a way for this to not happen? Say I wanted to try to sell my beer, I can't have a little bit of yeast in there. What are the ways around this?
Also, is there ways to clear up the beer nicely?
Any help you guys could give would be awesome.
February-11th-2009, 09:50 AM
Nothing will happen if you do happen to drink the yeast (maybe a little bit of gas). Hefeweisen is a style of beer that is unflitered so it has the yeast at the bottom and usually you disturbed to intentionally drink the yeasties.
The only way to prevent the yeast from going into your bottle is to filter it but you would need a filtering set up in order to achieve it (usually two corny kegs and a filter unit between them). IMO filtering should never be done for homebrews there is just something about have a "live" beer.
To clear your beer use an agent like isinglass (or gelatin) in the secondary fermenter/end of fermentation for a few days. Again though, IMO, not having clear beer is no big deal (unless it is not clear due to contamination) usually the the lack of clarity is caused by chill haze but it does not change the taste of beer, so dont worry about it.
Selling your homebrew is illegal without proper permits and such.
February-12th-2009, 08:42 AM
Thanks for the advice
February-12th-2009, 10:34 AM
This is an interesting thread. Hope you get more replies.
February-12th-2009, 07:11 PM
Is there any simple way to try and filter it without having to buy a ton of stuff?
February-12th-2009, 08:25 PM
Depends on what you're brewing. If you brew something like a lager, with a bottom-fermenting yeast, you'll get very little of it in your finished beers. With ales, it's tougher, because they are top-fermenting, but that's what makes them great. Don't be hell-bent to get rid of all the yeast. It doesn't hurt anything, and in my opinion, it's one of the things that gives a good homebrew the edge over any mass-produced beer. Honestly, I've brewed a ****load of beer and the thought of filtering has never crossed my mind. Have a homebrew and relax.
Powered by vBulletin™ Version 4.0.6 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.