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Old 07-06-2012, 03:16 AM   #21
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Dumped brew #2, added fruit syrup to the primary, the finished result was nasty, tried mixing it, adding lemon juice, hot sauce, and even 50/50 BMC, nothing worked, finally dumped it with a tear in my eye. Only had one more iffy beer since, drank it just to punish myself for brewing a yuk beer. Made me pay attention to my subsequent brews. Everything else so far (40 gallons) has been good, or great.

 
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:58 AM   #22
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I brewed about ten before I dumped two batches in a row that got gusher infections from some non food grade tubing that was infected. Sucks cuz both batches were excellent for a short while before the infection set in.

 
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:49 PM   #23
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restarted brewing Sept 2011, one batch I didn't like out of 8. It was the NB Smokey Amber Ale.....way, way too smokey. Having a party at the end of July, hoping someone likes it (they're gonna have a case of beer so damn fast)

 
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:55 PM   #24
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I brewed a rye pale ale that was great at the start. It slowly developed this metallic flavor I couldn't stand so I gave it all away. That's the only beer I consider truly bad that I've brewed.

 
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:29 PM   #25
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#3 and 4. First was an English brown that fermented way too hot, second was a Irish red pitched onto the same yeast. Learned about the importance of fermentation temps and how much of that flavor will carry over in the stressed yeast and trub.

Since then eveything has been great.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:56 PM   #26
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Never had a dumper yet... But the marris otter / willamette smash I brewed on the fourth could be my first. Everything went perfect during brew day but the weather has been brutal and my temp controller I ordered didn't arrive in time for this batch. I tried my usual water bath with frozen water bottles but this heat is just too much for that.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #27
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Batch 3 came out "hot",bottled in Jan 2012 will let ya know in Dec 2012,
batch 13 came out with a sour note to it ,in to bottles it went ,let you
know in three months. Caps are cheap and have lots of closet space.

 
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:50 PM   #28
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My first ever brew. A prehopped malt extract beer. I was using it for cooking but needed the bottles so, down the drain it went.

 
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:23 PM   #29
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Havent made a dumper yet...however i did screw up on a batch of tropical strong ale, bottled it while having a brain fart and forgot the priming sugar...so now i have 40 bottles of flat (very little carbonation) beer. Been thinking of maybe uncapping, drop a carbonation tab in, and recapping to see if that would do it...but not sure at all.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:38 PM   #30
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I haven't dumped yet after about 50 batches over 1.5 years. But...on a batch about 6 months ago I used the founders breakfast stout clone recipe on HBT and decided to change it by toning down the ABV and also enhanced the chocolate by 'dry nibbing' with chocolate nibs and then adding chocolate extract when kegging. It is good but way too chocolatey and so I bottled with my beer gun and every now and then will have one. But man, the chocolate! What was I thinking!?

Correction: more like 35-40 batches, I don't brew that much! (or do I?)

 
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