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Old 10-05-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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... not that you'd ever brew any.

Inspired by this thread (What's the worst craft brew (commercial) you've had: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/what...ve-had-357579/ ) , what do y'all do with a beer that you picked up and are just not a fan of?

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BEER BREAD: mix an approximate ratio of 12 oz beer to 3-3.5 c self rising flour (for every cup of regular flour add 1 heaping tsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp salt) until it has a 'doughy' consistancy. Use your hands. It's ok. Shape into 2 loaves. Bake at 400 till done (~35 min). Voila, fresh bread!!

The important thing is to not *waste* the beer.

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Condition and clean with it. When you get new silicone tubing, you can smell the chemicals coming off of it, I soak them in bad beer.

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I like to give it to 'that guy'. You know him, the expert on everything, he won't say a word about the off-flavors/infection/dead animal floating in his glass, instead he'll talk about how true to style the beer is.

I may be a bad person though.

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I like to give it to 'that guy'. You know him, the expert on everything, he won't say a word about the off-flavors/infection/dead animal floating in his glass, instead he'll talk about how true to style the beer is.

I may be a bad person though.
Not *quite* as malicious, but I'll show up at a party with a mix-pack of stuff I'm not a fan of and the host/ess is all "oh wow, thanks for bringing such awesome bottles!" And then they drink it after their first few and can't tell, but I still have the social capital of showing up w CRAFT BEER OMG!
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Things to do with "bad" beer..

figure out what you did wrong to make it so "bad", or if you purchased it, don't purchase it again.
thank you

ps that guy dropping all those liter mugs was hilarious, but that poor, poor beer...

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I cook with it. I had a 5g batch of a Belgian Wit that didn't turn out (because I totally screwed up the recipe...), and I've been using it for slow cooking kielbasa, beer battered fish, beer soup, etc. I'm almost through the batch, six months on.

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If it is a really "bad beer", meaning it is bad for some reason (like an infection), I pour it out.

Beers I brew that are just fine, but I do not like (happens sometimes if I try a new recipe), I put in 2 liter bottles and give away as Christmas presents.

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Plug my nose and drink it. This method of self punishment helps ensure that I learn from my mistakes!

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I made a really bad blueberry stout. 10lb of blueberries was too much, made it very very wine-like

but ill tell you what, it makes the BEST damn blueberry chocolate chip beer pancakes in the world!!!!!

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Distill it, where legal

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