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Old 04-09-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default First Bad Batch

So after brewing for roughly two years, i've finally done it.

I made a bad batch

Was supposed to be a Fullers ESB clone, it is far from being that.

Its got this awful cloying/bitter taste that is just.....awful.

I"m fairly certain i had some grain that got through my grain bag and was scorched. Was doing a PM BIAB, mashing on the stove top.

I figure i'll bottle it and let it sit, and hope for a pleasant surprise about 6 months from now ... but im not counting on it.

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Old 04-09-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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Cloying AND bitter at the same time? Impressive!

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Old 04-09-2012, 08:35 PM   #3
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use it for strong beef stew, let it simmer a good long while, should make a nice broth if nothing else!

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Old 04-09-2012, 10:52 PM   #4
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Cloying AND bitter at the same time? Impressive!

Eh, yeah. It's hard to explain honestly.

It just leaves this awful residual taste on the tongue.

It's like a burnt malt sweetness mixed with an overly hopped beer that is just ... Blech.

DISAPPOINT!
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:57 PM   #5
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It doesn't happen to me often, but I too make the occasional bad batch. Most recently an IPA that I just can't STAND. There's nothing wrong with it... it just sucks.

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Old 04-09-2012, 11:33 PM   #6
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I did a partigyle Belgian that just came out thin and overly hopped... I've been cooking with it... also did an ipa a while ago that was everything I don't like in an ipa. fermented hot and had a slight tropical fruit flavor that would have been great in a wine cooler... I wound up kicking it anyway.

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Old 04-10-2012, 12:21 AM   #7
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I brewed a pumpkin porter a few days before thanksgiving, but I brewed it inside of pumpkins. It went bad, but it was worth a shot, and want to try it again, or something like it!

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Old 04-10-2012, 01:08 AM   #8
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Just brewed my own too - cardboard, metallic and astringent.

Hard to believe I over oxidized, didn't condition my aluminum pot and sparged too high all on one batch.

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Old 04-10-2012, 02:00 AM   #9
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Wow, sounds like an epidemic of bad brews. I recently dumped a keg of bandaid beer. My first utter failure. It was supposed to be a Torpedo attempt, but failed miserably.

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Old 04-10-2012, 03:01 AM   #10
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My third batch was bad. Tasted like vinegar.

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