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Old 09-09-2009, 11:52 AM   #1
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It wasn't massive, but it did have some charing. I should take a pic and post it. Is the beer ruined?

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:53 AM   #2
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I doubt the beer is ruined. What style was it?

The burning with caramelize some of the sugars and you will probably have a beer that is a little sweeter, with a dark sugar/fruit flavor
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:14 PM   #3
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I doubt the beer is ruined. What style was it?

The burning with caramelize some of the sugars and you will probably have a beer that is a little sweeter, with a dark sugar/fruit flavor
marzen oktoberfest with whitelabs european ale yeast (not lagered)

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:55 PM   #5
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If the wort has a scorched taste, I don't think it'll improve. But if the wort tastes ok, the beer will taste ok.
Here is the funny thing, I use an auto siphon the first few oz's go into a pot then I let it go into the carboy. When I got near then end of the brew pot smelled something burnt so I stopped siphon tasted what was coming out at that point and it did taste burnt...but the initial few oz'z in the pot tasted fine. Since the brew pot was almost empty I discarded what was left. So I guess it will be a wait and see. But you are saying that if it does taste burnt in the end just dump it it will never get any better...


 
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:15 PM   #6
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Depending on how scorched it actually got it probably won't get any better. This being said though in one of the first batches I brewed I had a few too many and scorched a honey wheat. It tasted pretty horrid when moving it to the keg, but after chilled carbed and conditioned it wasn't half bad. I wouldn't pitch it doesn't make you vomit after primary and you can spare the keg/bottles.
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:30 PM   #7
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+1 on not pitching. If it doesnt taste burnt or horrible, it should age fine. It may have a sweeter taste than you wanted from teh sugar caramelizing, but still she be a fine brew
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:37 PM   #8
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Never dump a brew! Who knows- you never know what time will do to your beer. Some of my best beers have been "bad batches" left alone and forgotten for 6 months or a year!
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:00 PM   #9
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Never dump a brew! Who knows- you never know what time will do to your beer. Some of my best beers have been "bad batches" left alone and forgotten for 6 months or a year!
Really? a year?

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:19 PM   #10
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I brewed a batch last December that was one of my first attempts at doing my own recipe... I thought it was horrible in February.... better in May..... drinkable in July..... and downright decent now in September. I'll probably save one or two for December.

 
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