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hbhudy 07-05-2012 06:06 PM

How Many Batches Before You Made A Dumper
I have been brewing about 3yrs now and just brewed a batch within the last couple of months that needed to be dumped. I hated to do it, but there was no way I was going to drink 5gal of this swill. It was not infected or anything crazy, but rather it was just a bad combination that was not worthy of being consumed.

How many of you have done the same thing? How long into your homebrewing life before it happened..??

abarhan 07-05-2012 06:09 PM

i had the opposite issue. First 4 batches were extract and tasted like **** and from then on they have been good...so far.

Denny 07-05-2012 06:11 PM

Out of 425 batches, I've dumped maybe half a dozen because I just did't like them. But I can't recall exactly when it happened.

HydroGeologist 07-05-2012 06:12 PM

The first batch I made fermented at 85 degrees in my upstairs college apartment without air conditioning. So after 3 months of hoping it'd "condition out", that beer went down the drain. Luckily by then I had already brewed my second batch with a swamp cooler. And it was delicious. By the third batch I bought a minifridge and johnson temp controller.

vmaxept 07-05-2012 06:14 PM

Brewing since Jan 2011 all canned extract with additions. Hop boils added LME/DME

51 good
0 bad
That includes the 'almost swill' TBM cheapo mixes.

I have been lucky? Or only take limited chances with recipes.

As I move on to DIY extract recipes with steep grains, I might get a bad one. I normally ony brew recipes I find on forums that hae been tested. Tend not to go mad scientist.

HawksBrewer 07-05-2012 06:16 PM

Dumped a batch that oxidized when we first started kegging, other than that no dumped batches. If it isn't worth drinking, dump it and fill it w/ something that is!

cmybeer 07-05-2012 06:22 PM

I haven't dumped a batch yet but some of my first I'm imagining were pretty bad and I may have dumped them if I had my current standards. I almost chucked a half batch of a black lager I made but I bottled anyways and it is kind of coming around. Not great, but I'll finish them.

GarageDweller 07-05-2012 06:28 PM

Drink from your mistakes. To hell with learning from them.

Denny 07-05-2012 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by GarageDweller (Post 4227381)
Drink from your mistakes. To hell with learning from them.

Life is too short to drink bad beer.

kh54s10 07-05-2012 06:35 PM

Knock on wood!

26 batches so far since last July, and there have been none that I didn't like. I am doing a lot more experimenting now. So, I expect that sooner or later there will be a bad one. I am hoping for later.

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