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Old 11-03-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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Besides the nasty infected crap that went down the drain, what was the worst beer you ever made?

Mine was a Blue Corn American lager - it was just plain bad. Out of balance with a funky corn flavor that made it taste like paste.

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Old 11-03-2009, 11:40 PM   #2
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I had a stout my first year that we dumped after a few pints. Michael put it, "There wasn't any there there."

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Old 11-03-2009, 11:41 PM   #3
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I've never made bad beer.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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Old 11-03-2009, 11:43 PM   #4
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Mine was a Mr. Beer kit. I think it was called dark tower brown ale or something like that. It was probably a decent recipe, but I decided to add a packet of booster I had left over from a previous Mr. Beer kit.

The end result was a high alcohol beer that tasted like cidery crap. Lesson learned, don't boost the gravity of a beer just for the sake of boosting gravity.

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Old 11-04-2009, 12:02 AM   #5
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I'm not counting the two Brew S(u)cks bag-o-barf fails. They could not be called beer, even bad beer, not even very bad beer. We're talking compost killer sludge.

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Old 11-04-2009, 12:03 AM   #6
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I've got a keg and a half of an IIPA style I brewed a few months back. I kind of got angry because I couldn't find my hydrometer and some other things, and so I just started adding random ingredients. Stupid I know.

Half the batch is oaked and I haven't touched it.

The other half is not. I had to ferment at room temp because the 20G trash can wouldn't fit in the refrigerator. Lots of hot alcohol and pretty sweet as I don't think some of the items I added fermented well.

I might sample the regular version again before I dump it.

The oak one, I'm just going to leave alone for another few months or so.

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Old 11-04-2009, 12:03 AM   #7
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Mine was a Pete's Wicked Ale Clone.......Never did figure out what went wrong with it....It was just plain bad......

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Old 11-04-2009, 12:15 AM   #8
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My first batch of Ed Wort's Haus Ale was a disaster. It was also my first all grain try. I did something wrong, and ended up with about 8 gallons of wort. I boiled it for 60 minutes, and did my hops additions just like I was supposed to. I cooled it down, and took a gravity reading. I ended up boiling it for another 45 minutes to get the gravity right. To say, it was a bitter ale was an understatement. I had 2 bottles of it sitting around and on sunday, I was running out of home brew, and opened one of them. Age hadn't improved it any. I made Mrs. Libertybrewer take a drink of it, and then poured both of them down the drain.

The next batch was fine.

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Old 11-04-2009, 12:16 AM   #9
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My attempt at the ubiquitous Caramel Cream Ale was awful. I think it suffered from poor yeast health. Regardless, I wasn't motivated to try again.

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Old 11-04-2009, 12:18 AM   #10
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Actually drinking it right now. I made a Hefeweizen that had very low efficiency - around 55%. Tastes very watered down and not much flavor, or alcohol, which is why it is my worst.

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