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Old 08-02-2012, 11:19 PM   #1
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My first all grain batch did not turn out so well for a host of reasons. I learned a ton and won't make those mistakes again.

My problem is that I have a keg of beer that while drinkable, doesn't taste very good. Do you guys suck it up and drink it? Dump it? Pawn it off on friends & neighbors? Donate to the homeless? Frat party?

I don't think I can drink five gallons of Dishwater Blonde Ale.

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Dump it and don't look back.

If you want to wait to see if it gets better, go for it. I dump really quickly without remorse. It sucks much more to have a bad beer sitting around than than dumping it.

The LAST thing I would do with a bad beer is to let someone else drink it.

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Old 08-02-2012, 11:31 PM   #3
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My first all grain batch did not turn out so well for a host of reasons. I learned a ton and won't make those mistakes again.

My problem is that I have a keg of beer that while drinkable, doesn't taste very good. Do you guys suck it up and drink it? Dump it? Pawn it off on friends & neighbors? Donate to the homeless? Frat party?

I don't think I can drink five gallons of Dishwater Blonde Ale.
Short answer-no! Long answer, maybe a couple glasses worth over some time to fully evaluate what went wrong so I don't screw it up again, fortunately it's only happened once
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:35 PM   #4
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Dump it and don't look back.

If you want to wait to see if it gets better, go for it. I dump really quickly without remorse. It sucks much more to have a bad beer sitting around than than dumping it.

The LAST thing I would do with a bad beer is to let someone else drink it.
This... It was hard early on, but have done it three times and it's easier as you do it. Just gives you another brew day and a chance to get it right.

Life is too short for bad beer!
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:37 PM   #5
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Yes, usually waiting for the next beer to age right.

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Old 08-02-2012, 11:43 PM   #6
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I have thrown out 2 batches because I thought they tasted like crap. I gave them some time but after a while I saw no reason to keep beer that I had no intension of drinking arround. Just like when I make dinner if no one likes it we do not eat it.

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Well put!

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Cook up some brats in it
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yeah, i've yet to dump a batch. but I've got a batch of amber that snagged an acetobacter infection. I'll probably turn it into a malted vinegar and make a basting sauce or something with it. And cream of 3 crops, I'm just not at all a fan. Maybe in a few months it will be better, or maybe it will just be my mediocre fill-in-a-pipeline-gap beer. If I run out of room, they'll be going down the drain.

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