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Old 09-01-2009, 10:42 PM   #1
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We've all had brewing screw-ups for sure,some disastrous, some turn out OK anyway, and some turn out great despite the screw-up. I'm currently drinking a delicious all Centennial Ale that I thought I wrecked on brewday. I had 10-15 minutes left in the boil and was about to add my finishing hops when I realized that I never added my bittering hops. Oh Noo! I quickly started throwing in whole leaf hops (Centennial) and lots of them, well 2 ounces or so. I finished up, prayed to the beer Gods for leniency and waited. Well a month later I am rewarded with and excellent ale that is perfectly balanced and well bittered. Thank you beer Gods. So do you have a story about a big brewing mistake that turned out great anyway?
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:46 PM   #2
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my latest was making 8 batches of Honey Wheat Ale for a wedding. ordered all the supplies ahead of all the batches. around batch 5 i spilled 4 lbs of honey, so had to start mixing my nice organic orange blossom with crap from the super market. also realized on batch 7 i was running out of hops, so used half as much for the last 2 batches.

but, in the end, i blended all 8 batches together and split them into 8 kegs, and i would never want to brew this beer any other way.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:18 AM   #3
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