Worst thing you ever brewed? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Worst thing you ever brewed?

Thread Tools
Old 09-13-2010, 02:06 AM   #1
Mar 2010
Posts: 1,241
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts

Another thread on this forum made me think of this.

What is the worst thing that you have ever made? I'm not talking about infections or anything like that. Just something that you thought was a good idea, that you made and totally sucked.

For me, it was a licorice sweet stout.

It was a good idea, I thought, maybe it would be like good and plenty? I like those.

Boy, was I wrong. Tossed in some star anise and when I tasted the wort, I knew something wasn't right, because it had a weird, spice bitterness. Today, almost 2.5 months after brew day, the taste remains. Not wanting to throw out 5 gallons of bottled beer, so I guess time will tell on this one.

What about you fine folks?

Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 02:10 AM   #2
Apr 2010
Posts: 303
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Strawberry mango juice and baker's yeast in a milk jug when I was in high school.
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth."

Pondering: Roggenwein, Irish Red, Another Single-Hop IPA, Roggenbier w/ local wild yeast
Primary: Hefeweizen, Nugget Single-Hop IPA, Chamomile Wheat
Secondary: Saffron Metheglin
Bottled: Belgian Strong Dark, Saffron Wheat, UK Barleywine, Tripel, IIPA

Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 02:32 AM   #3
knotquiteawake's Avatar
Aug 2009
Dallas TX
Posts: 1,146
Liked 20 Times on 18 Posts

My second batch ever was an oatmeal stout. I guess it was supposed to be a partial mash and I had no idea what I was doing, it turned out about as light colored as a budwiser.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 02:34 AM   #4
Crazytwoknobs's Avatar
Aug 2007
Posts: 585
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Just kegged a wet hopped/homegrown hopped pale ale, it had blown the airlock, and I didn't get home until it had been off for a day or so. Tastes like nail polish.
Marbles baby, marbles.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 02:45 AM   #5
Oct 2007
Louisville, KY
Posts: 165

I had a kit IPA that I made, it turned really dark going into the fermenter, and somehow (PEBCAM) the hops bag developed a hole and I didn't get the hops out when I transferred to the fermenter... I tasted it after a couple of weeks and decided to let it go a bit longer. About a year later (still in the primary) I tasted it and thought .... Oh ****.


Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 03:10 AM   #6
Feb 2010
Decatur, GA
Posts: 119
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

My first GF IPA. Tastes like bitter nasty (not hop bitter, just bitter nasty). I've learned much since then.... all three beers ago. I've done a lot of "normal/real" beer and figured the sorghum was just a substitution. Wrong!

Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 04:19 AM   #7
Jan 2010
St. Charles
Posts: 21

i had a coopers extract wheat beer that come out tasting like total dog %$#& still got 24 in the fridge guess im going to dump them

Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 11:47 AM   #8
Mar 2010
buffalo, ny
Posts: 993
Liked 24 Times on 21 Posts

true brew amber ale kit. tasted like pure garbage. thing is, it wasnt me at all since a friend brewed the same thing a few months prior. tasted exactly the same.


Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 12:47 PM   #9
Registered User
Jun 2009
Posts: 404
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts

My first batch. A dry stout that I let ferment under florescent light and in an old (scratched) bucket. Skunky and infected were two things that time didn't help too much... in fact it got worse.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 01:03 PM   #10
lowlife's Avatar
Jan 2009
Posts: 654
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts

Completely dry carbonated apfelwine. Cant give it away.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is the Weirdest thing you have ever brewed? Brewmiser General Beer Discussion 52 04-21-2013 04:16 PM
Tastiest thing you've ever brewed? BugleBrew General Beer Discussion 32 12-04-2008 03:05 PM
The Worst Thing. Ever. oberon567 General Beer Discussion 23 08-01-2008 09:53 PM
Worst batch of beer you ever brewed? Tankard General Beer Discussion 31 06-09-2008 03:57 PM
what's the worst thing that can happen to a homebrewer? God Emporer BillyBrew General Beer Discussion 24 08-13-2006 11:40 AM

Forum Jump