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BogusOwnz 11-17-2010 04:17 PM

Dumped my first batch today :(
 
A couple months ago I attempted a Maple wheat brewed with a pretty standard american wheat base with half a pound of maple syrup at flame out and then another half at kegging. Well no matter how much I tried to convince my self other wise this stuff was just terrible. So i bottled a couple bombers and poured the remaining probably 4 gallons down the drain. Only thing that makes this so what bearable is the 5 gallons of fresh ESB that will take it's place in the keg today.

p.s. I couldnt help but hum the Darth Vader tune from Star Wars while I was pouring it out.

WrongCoastBrewery 11-17-2010 04:22 PM

Sorry to hear that. How long did you let it condition? Maybe next time boil the syrup for 10 minutes and just put it all in at that point. I know thats what I do with my honey ales.

RIP Maple Wheat Beer.

devilishprune 11-17-2010 04:42 PM

Why did it suck so bad?

I have a bad batch that I'm considering dumping to free up space and bottles.

bknifefight 11-17-2010 04:44 PM

I'm also curious what was so bad about it. I'd like to use some Maple Syrup in a Belgian here soon.

passedpawn 11-17-2010 04:56 PM

Maple syrup is expensive.

Seriously, dumping 5g of beer down the drain doesn't bother y'all?

devilishprune 11-17-2010 05:00 PM

It's not ideal, but if it's not getting any better over the course of months and it's taking up keg space I would say that it's more justified than dumping it right out of the fermenter.

MrBungle 11-17-2010 05:01 PM

had to dump a batch of doppelbock because of a really off, sour/metallic taste.... no clue how it got there but opening 48 bottles and dumping them sucked big time.

BogusOwnz 11-17-2010 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WrongCoastBrewery (Post 2412251)
Sorry to hear that. How long did you let it condition? Maybe next time boil the syrup for 10 minutes and just put it all in at that point. I know thats what I do with my honey ales.

RIP Maple Wheat Beer.

I let it condition for 3 months and just kept trying it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by devilishprune (Post 2412296)
Why did it suck so bad?

I have a bad batch that I'm considering dumping to free up space and bottles.

Instead of it tasting like maple it just came out as residual sweetness. So it tasted like a wheat beer with a very sweet finish just not pleasant to drink. I even took a growler to a homebrew club meeting though maybe it was just me because I’ve had beers that people loved and I hated. To my expectations not a single person liked it.

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Originally Posted by bknifefight (Post 2412303)
I'm also curious what was so bad about it. I'd like to use some Maple Syrup in a Belgian here soon.

I think a lot had to do wit me not priming the beer with maple syrup by just adding some in the boil it got fermented and then by just adding some at kegging it jus sat there.

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Originally Posted by passedpawn (Post 2412336)
Maple syrup is expensive.

Seriously, dumping 5g of beer down the drain doesn't bother y'all?

It was very expensive syrup but it’s my own damn fault I should have made a wheat base and kegged 4 gallons or so of it and siphoned a gallon in a 1-gallon fomenter to make into maple.

KeithMoonsLiver 11-17-2010 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by passedpawn (Post 2412336)
Maple syrup is expensive.

Seriously, dumping 5g of beer down the drain doesn't bother y'all?

Life's too short to drink bad beer- if my beer isn't great within 6 months or so it's going bye bye. "drinkable" is just another word for terrible.

passedpawn 11-17-2010 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KeithMoonsLiver (Post 2412958)
Life's too short to drink bad beer- if my beer isn't great within 6 months or so it's going bye bye. "drinkable" is just another word for terrible.

I agree. I'd be disappointed, though. That's what I'm saying. And I'm sure you would be too.


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