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Old 03-23-2008, 02:04 PM   #1
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I should be putting this in the nOOb section, because that's what I felt like after I brewed this batch a few weeks ago. Long story short....I scorched the crap out of my oatmeal stout. On brew day a number of things happened and I have never tossed out a batch before, but I almost did this one on brew day. Anyway...I didn't toss it, but just racked it to the secondary yesterday and it tastes like rotten @ss to me. It has a heavy smoky taste. (but great color and mouth feal...lol) Is there anything I can add to mask this flavor?

I thought about adding lemon juice at bottling, is lemon juice acidic enough to not ferment out?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 07-01-2008, 08:52 PM   #2
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did you wind up drinking this, what did you do?

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Old 07-03-2008, 12:58 AM   #3
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LOL

Thanks for the "reply"

It is still sitting in the carboy. I don't have the guts to see what it is like yet and I have multiple carboys to use for new stuff.


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Old 07-03-2008, 01:12 AM   #4
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Well it's not exactly the same but....
I scorched the milk making cheese once. The whole house smelled like burned milk, the cheese smelled like it. Aged it for a year (I usually do 6 months) and it didn't taste scorched at all. Best guess from me is set that carboy at the back of the closet and fuggetaboutit for a long time. Maybe you will end up with something great.

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That's what I was hoping for. This thread reminded me that I still had it sitting and I just went downstairs and popped the airlock and gave it a whiff. It actually smells pretty good. I will give it a few more months and give it a taste.

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how'd it turn out? 2 years later...

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Undrinkable. Just too scorched. I let it sit for about a year in bottles to "smooth out". Too smoky for my liking.


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Undrinkable. Just too scorched. I let it sit for about a year in bottles to "smooth out". Too smoky for my liking.


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Well, you can't say you weren't patient enough!

I've been lucky to never have burned/scorched my wort, I guess. I've had some boilovers that were amazing though. Did you know that 5.5 gallons of boiling wort in a keggle can boilover easily, and continue boilingover the entire time you're away? It surprised me, that's for sure!
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Lol...ya yoop, it still pained me to dump it. I didn't go into detail 2 years ago, but that is exactly what happened...I went inside for a few minutes and came back out to find a HUGE boilover....needless to say I never have done that again!

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NOOB!!!!!!!!

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