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Old 11-23-2009, 12:34 AM   #1
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Default Just bottled a beer I have little hope for...

...sigh....

IMPORTANT EDIT: FG was 1.036, not OG....

FG was 1.036. The recipe was my first attempt at developing my own, and I WAY over spiced and put way too much molasses in. It is extremely sweet, and has a hot alcohol taste from fermenting at 78F.

Its been sitting in secondary for 3 months, because I didn't feel like doing anything with it, but I need the carboy now, so I threw it in the bottles. Maybe after it's carbed up and chilled, it'll be a little more drinkable.

I just wanted to vent, and to see if anyone can give me a bit of hope. Maybe a story of a beer you thought had no hope of drinkability that actually turned out pretty good. Something to make me feel better about temporarily sacrificing 48 bottles.


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Old 11-23-2009, 12:40 AM   #2
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There's a whole thread of stories right here;

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/never-dump-your-beer-patience-virtue-time-heals-all-things-even-beer-73254/

Also my 1.090 Belgian strong took three months to carb up and at nearly a year is finally losing it's hot alcohol taste.....

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Old 11-23-2009, 04:27 AM   #3
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I've got a batch of beer that I call the "drink-this-after-drinking-a-few-other-decent-beers-so-you-can't-tell-how-bad-this-actually-is" beer. Pretty awful, but I don't need the bottles and it does actually seem to be getting better with time

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Old 11-23-2009, 05:10 AM   #4
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I'm doing this same thing tomorrow. It's my second batch of beer, and was an all-grain attempt at a jalapeño something or other. I went pretty far off the recipe and it just didn't seem to ferment that well.

On the plus side, I brewed up the Two Hearted clone that's on this forum and it smells beautiful and is bubbling away like mad. Moving on.

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I've got a batch of beer that I call the "drink-this-after-drinking-a-few-other-decent-beers-so-you-can't-tell-how-bad-this-actually-is" beer. Pretty awful, but I don't need the bottles and it does actually seem to be getting better with time
This is how I plan to consume any F-ups.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:29 AM   #6
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i've got a similar batch... i got a little crazy with some fruit, wanted a golden ale with a hint of berry flavor for the summer... ended up with with more of a purple skittle beer. But after about 6 months in the back of the bottle closet, it's manageable, and has faded from purple to almost copper colored.

We'll see how it is in the summer i guess.

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"purple skittle beer" -- BA from GA
This had me cracking up. It sounds like the kind of beer you'd be buying smurfette, hoping to get lucky.
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