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Old 10-16-2006, 05:35 PM   #21
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I just distill any bad beer. 5% of 5 gallons is 1 quart of 190 proof. Any bad taste is left behind.

I usually make rum out of the result. The rum spices cover anything that makes it through distillation.

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Old 10-16-2006, 05:43 PM   #22
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I've got one that I'm seriously considering dumping. I'm going to give it another couple weeks to see if it improves, but I don't have much hope for it. I know I put a bunch of work into it, but I refuse to choke down something that I don't like.

Life is too short to drink bad beer.

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Old 10-16-2006, 05:55 PM   #23
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I've got one that I'm seriously considering dumping. I'm going to give it another couple weeks to see if it improves, but I don't have much hope for it. I know I put a bunch of work into it, but I refuse to choke down something that I don't like.

Life is too short to drink bad beer.
Isn't it always the ones you put alot of time and effort into?

I've got a punkin brown in secondary right now, and I swear it has a chemically smell to it. Nobody else that has smelled or tasted it can recognize it, but I can. So I've left it sitting in secondary for an extra month+, even added KC finings.

My problem is, I won't know if it's truly bad until it has some bottle conditioning time. I don't do kegging. Which means that it's not as simple as just kegging a batch and dumping it if it sucks. I'll have to go through the entire bottling process, plus a couple weeks past that of conditioning, just to find out it it's any good. Ugh. Not looking forward to that.
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:07 PM   #24
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...Which means that it's not as simple as just kegging a batch and dumping it if it sucks. I'll have to go through the entire bottling process, plus a couple weeks past that of conditioning, just to find out it it's any good.
That would make it a bit tougher. Thankfully I keg everything. Dumping bottles would even make the DUMPING hard - lol!
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:11 PM   #25
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I've got one that I'm seriously considering dumping. I'm going to give it another couple weeks to see if it improves, but I don't have much hope for it. I know I put a bunch of work into it, but I refuse to choke down something that I don't like.

Life is too short to drink bad beer.
I'm pretty sure I know which one you're talking about. I'm pretty sure I've heard of others who have had the same issue with that recipe, but that after a LONG period of aging, it was good (like, upwards of a year). Unless you need the keg, I'd stash it in a corner and forget about it until next summer.
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:42 PM   #26
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I'm pretty sure I know which one you're talking about. I'm pretty sure I've heard of others who have had the same issue with that recipe, but that after a LONG period of aging, it was good (like, upwards of a year). Unless you need the keg, I'd stash it in a corner and forget about it until next summer.
Thanks for the advice - I actually don't need the keg, but I will eventually need the spot in the fridge. I don't think it has a year, but it probably has a month or so to show improvement.
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:02 PM   #27
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Life is too short to drink bad beer.
especially when its so much fun to just make some more
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