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Old 12-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default Beer still tastes awful after months of conditioning. Dump or Save?

Let me start by saying that I am not sure what section of the forums is best for this thread, so if anyone feels that it should be else-where, then please let me know. Anyways...

...So I have about 50-60 bottles of 2 separate batches of rye ipa that came out absolutely awful. I blame both of these on my pitching the yeast too warm and winding up with mass amounts of hot fussel flavors that have pretty much rendered these beers undrinkable. I mean if i was on a deserted island with nothing i would drink them but I have learned alot since these batches and now have plenty of perfectly made home-brews on hand that keep me and even my friends from drinking these crappy beers. It has been at least 4 months for these guys and I still have no desire to drink them, so my question is what should I do now? I would love to be able to use the bottles for a beer that is actually worthy but I absolutely hate dumping time and money down the drain. What would you do in this situation?? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!!

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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If I couldn't drink it and enjoy it I'd dump it.

Bummer tho.

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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IMHO, they likely won't get much better and you need the bottles. So you are not completely wasting them, I would suggest putting about a dozen down in the cellar/basement (if you have one) and leave them alone for about a year... they might mellow a bit. But otherwise, holding onto things because you don't want to waste them is more like hoarding. You learned a lesson, now use the bottles for something you enjoy... that way you are not always looking at the bottles and being reminded of a negative experience.

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If you don't want to drink them there's no need to keep them. Maybe you could use them for cooking? I simmer brats in beer sometimes, or add beer to a roast instead of water.

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:23 PM   #6
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It really doesnt seem like they are going to mellow out much more so dumping really seems to be the best option. I will hold onto a few for cooking purposes I guess, but I hate looking at them knowing they suck and its nothing but wasted time and money. I will just chalk it up to an expensive learning experience. Sooo let the dumping begin...

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