Originally Posted by Onkel_Udo
Very much so. Have you ever TRIED to ruin a beer by your ingredient choice? Outside of a few smoked malts, extremely excess roasted malts, etc...it is hard to ruin beer.
LOL. I've made a LOT of bad recipe choices that caused ruined batches. E.g. too much coffee, too much Aromatic Malt, too much mineral additions, etc. Nonetheless, recipe is right up there with sanitation in terms of critical issues for a brewer.