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Old 09-13-2010, 02:06 AM   #1
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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?

 
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:10 AM   #2
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Strawberry mango juice and baker's yeast in a milk jug when I was in high school.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:32 AM   #3
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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.

 
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:34 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:45 AM   #5
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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 ****.

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Old 09-13-2010, 03:10 AM   #6
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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!

 
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:19 AM   #7
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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

 
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:47 AM   #8
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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.

DO NOT BREW TRUE BREW AMBER ALE. yelch.

 
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:47 PM   #9
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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.

 
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:03 PM   #10
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Completely dry carbonated apfelwine. Cant give it away.

 
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