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Old 05-17-2011, 11:34 PM   #1
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I think i just screwed up big time. I miss read the directions. I'm making a Hef & it called for 1/2 tsp of ground clove. I just put about 1 oz in.

I don't know what to do.
Should i dump it or not?

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Old 05-17-2011, 11:38 PM   #2
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At least wait until you can taste it. Taste is what you go by to judge if you'll like it. Recipes are just a base anyway and most of us adjustment them as we see fit according to our personal preference. Don't jump the gun until you reach your last resort. You never know, you can probably add more stuff to it later like cinnamon, orange peel or lemon zest to alter the flavor. Don't give up so easily.

I've personally NEVER thrown out a batch.

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Old 05-17-2011, 11:38 PM   #3
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Let it ride. See how it tastes. Don't Dump!

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Old 05-17-2011, 11:40 PM   #4
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Right. Never dump a batch until you have given it every possible chance you can think of! Heck, you might actually like the way it turns out!

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Old 05-17-2011, 11:45 PM   #5
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Yeah, give it plenty of time if you don't like it at first. I have only dumped one batch before. It was an ale I made, didn't taste good after a month in bottles, and still tasted the same at two years. By then I just wanted to free up some bottles for a new batch.

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Old 05-17-2011, 11:47 PM   #6
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Spices, hops, oak, smoke- flavorings like that ALL fade with time. If you over flavor just, once they're bottled, put them away for 6 weeks or so, and start tasting then, it will fade and become drinkable eventually, it may be 6 months or a year, but eventually the stuff that is too strong now, will fade.

Never think about dumping your beer until you've seen it to completion, AND THEN WAIT LONGER....a lot of what we think are mistakes end up becoming the best beer we make.

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+1 to everyone saying not to dump it. But I gotta say, I think you picked about the worst spice to overdo... It's the powdery ground clove, not cracked whole cloves? Phew-eee, that's pungent stuff! Good luck!

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Dump that ****. No way that is ever going to taste good.

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Old 05-18-2011, 12:17 AM   #9
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Spices, hops, oak, smoke- flavorings like that ALL fade with time. If you over flavor just, once they're bottled, put them away for 6 weeks or so, and start tasting then, it will fade and become drinkable eventually, it may be 6 months or a year, but eventually the stuff that is too strong now, will fade.

Never think about dumping your beer until you've seen it to completion, AND THEN WAIT LONGER....a lot of what we think are mistakes end up becoming the best beer we make.
This is VERY true. Taste it after while and see how it is. Unless you are hurting for bottles I would age out and see how it goes over time. If not anything you have a good experiment :-)
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Can you strain it?

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