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Old 06-25-2013, 03:33 AM   #1
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Just today I opened a bottle of my bad beer and mixed 2/3rds of it with a bottle of good beer -- and it was actually quite delish.

Anyone else blend their bad beers in with good beers to achiever above average results?

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Define bad? What was wrong with the beer you label "bad"?

Personally I don't have time or patience for undrinkable beer; any undrinkable beer after reasonable aging is dumped. Undrinkable is subjective and I'm pretty darn picky; so yea, I have dumped a lot of beer. Now that my brewing sense and knowledge is improving, along with my equipment I don't have the dumping problem I used to.

I define bad beer as anything I don't thoroughly enjoy.

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Define bad? What was wrong with the beer you label "bad"?

Personally I don't have time or patience for undrinkable beer; any undrinkable beer after reasonable aging is dumped. Undrinkable is subjective and I'm pretty darn picky; so yea, I have dumped a lot of beer. Now that my brewing sense and knowledge is improving, along with my equipment I don't have the dumping problem I used to.

I define bad beer as anything I don't thoroughly enjoy.
I tried to make a low alcohol brown ale (3.5%) but didn't give it enough malt back bone. It ended up being too watery. I mixed it in with summit/citra pale ale that was tasty and the combo was great.
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Sounds like you mean beer that is just not quite right, rather than bad. Bad beer to me is infected gross beer that you don't want to drink, and I can't imagine mixing it with good beer. ;o

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Define bad? What was wrong with the beer you label "bad"?

Personally I don't have time or patience for undrinkable beer; any undrinkable beer after reasonable aging is dumped. Undrinkable is subjective and I'm pretty darn picky; so yea, I have dumped a lot of beer. Now that my brewing sense and knowledge is improving, along with my equipment I don't have the dumping problem I used to.

I define bad beer as anything I don't thoroughly enjoy.
I tried to make a low alcohol brown ale (3.5%) but didn't give it enough malt back bone. It ended up being too watery. I mixed it in with summit/citra pale ale that was tasty and the combo was great.
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I define bad beer as anything I don't thoroughly enjoy.
I pretty much agree with this, Shoots. I make a LOT of beer--much more than I can drink myself--and at this point I almost always have 2-3 beers in fermenters or kegs awaiting their kegerator space. If it's not something that makes me smile, I either let it age a bit or dump it to make room for the next batch. There's just too damn much great beer in the world right now (mine, brew club, or pro) to suffer through something sub par!

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No.

If I make a beer, and it's to where I don't want to drink it, down the drain it goes.

I don't waste my time on beer I have to blend to be happy with. While it may end up tasting good blended, it isn't what I was wanting out of my brew, and it has to go.

I had a buddy that loved a beer I brewed. I hated it, he offered to "drain" the keg for me, I wouldn't let him. It just wasn't up to snuff for what I wanted. I made him watch me dump it in the yard, pretty sure he's still pissed.

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No.

If I make a beer, and it's to where I don't want to drink it, down the drain it goes.

I don't waste my time on beer I have to blend to be happy with. While it may end up tasting good blended, it isn't what I was wanting out of my brew, and it has to go.

I had a buddy that loved a beer I brewed. I hated it, he offered to "drain" the keg for me, I wouldn't let him. It just wasn't up to snuff for what I wanted. I made him watch me dump it in the yard, pretty sure he's still pissed.
That seems really unreasonable and weird of you.
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I had a buddy that loved a beer I brewed. I hated it, he offered to "drain" the keg for me, I wouldn't let him. It just wasn't up to snuff for what I wanted. I made him watch me dump it in the yard, pretty sure he's still pissed.
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That seems really unreasonable and weird of you.
It was all in jest. He liked it, but knew the only reason I had to dump was because I needed capacity. He cried a little. He's drained many a keg for me, he's been well compensated.
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