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Old 11-04-2005, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Not your favorite?

What do you do if you've brewed a beer that you are not all that keen on?

Drink it asap to get it out of the way?
Drink it after you've had a few good ones?
Drink it before you have a few good ones?
Leave it until your short on good ones?
Blend it?
Something else?

I've got one that I thought had a turps taste but after a week in the keg it's okay. Not my favorite style but strong and full of flavour, just not quite the flavours I like. Thankfully it was only a 2.5g batch and It's nearly finished a week in.


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Old 11-04-2005, 10:47 PM   #2
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I'd blend it and drink it.


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Old 11-04-2005, 10:48 PM   #3
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Open one when you're not quite sure if you want (or need) another...that way you won't feel quite so bad if you leave it half drunk.
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Old 11-04-2005, 11:21 PM   #4
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sell it...
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Old 11-05-2005, 01:09 AM   #5
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I'd let it age in the bottle and see if it improves to your liking over a long period of time. If it does, you could have potentially saved many batches in the future from being pitched before their time.
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:56 AM   #6
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Call your friends and tell them it's a "really good one". If it's crap, they'll not be as quick to devour your next brew, which may very well be a good one.
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Old 11-05-2005, 03:42 PM   #7
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I take the keg to one of the local homebrew meetings and attach a clipboard asking for input. People are always ready to evaluate and make suggestions. And drink everything available!
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:37 PM   #8
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I would be inclined to let it age also, and see what comes of it.

However, I think Cheesefood has hit on the ideal solution.
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Old 11-05-2005, 06:57 PM   #9
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When I got a couple drinkable batches and one is not so hot I usually force the friends to alternate. You can drink 1 good, 1 great and then "this stuff". Keep em rotating through. Heck I'm even doing that myself with my brown ale that I'm not so happy with.
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Bring it to a friends house when we all get together, once those guys start getting a little tipsy they will drink anything.


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