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Old 07-07-2012, 10:25 PM   #31
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I made one bad extract batch in the last fifteen years that I dumped. But my all grain batches have all been awesome!

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Old 07-08-2012, 12:13 AM   #32
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never dumped - some just better than others
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:02 PM   #33
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I haven't dumped one yet, but my first batch was not good due to lack of understanding the importance of temp control. It was only a 2 gallon MR Beer batch and I punished myself for making bad beer by drinking it. Only did a few more MR Beer kits before diving into AG and each batch is better than the last now thanks to all the wisdom on this forum.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:20 PM   #34
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My first batch was extract with specialty grains. Came out great. Second was a partial mash. It got infected and was undrinkable. Since then I have gone all grain with no problems. Well, my son did a Guiness clone kit with my supervision and its got the plastic taste. I won't drink it. He might ;-) A couple of mine have been "interesting" experiments but they seem to get consumed. Only up to about 20 batches so plenty of opportunity left for failure. ;-)
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:26 PM   #35
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my 3rd or 4th went down the drain
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:59 PM   #36
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This year I have had an issue with sanitizing. Maybe I just got lazy but it has not been fun 35gal went down the drain. The up side is my septic field is hammerd drunk. Micro organizams just having party's down there.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:51 PM   #37
Jan 2013
York, Pennsylvania
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Brewed a bock that caught a contaminant and tasted like bandaids. Gave it time to see if it would "clear up" and cracked one every so often. I've done that through an entire case and I just poured a bottle of 98% foam. Bandaid tasting foam.

At least I have a HB IPA to drown my sorrows while I watch the rest of these swirl down the drain
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:17 AM   #38
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Batch #101 and dumps. Did have to age a BoPils for like 5 months to get all the spices to settle, no idea what I was thinking, added like 7 spices. After it mellowed, it was a slightly cinnamon pils and quite delicious.

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Old 04-24-2013, 03:34 AM   #39
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No dumpers or infections, but I have had a couple out of a couple dozen total that were just meh.

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Old 04-24-2013, 04:17 PM   #40
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Oct 2012
Laredo, Texas
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I dumped #6 due to having 5 gallons of vinegar bottled. (#7 came out good, so I think it was bottle or bottling bucket sanitation that got me).
#8 is unknown (Highly inaccurate thermometer resulting in mashing at about 180 degrees) - about another week in the keg before I know for sure. Hopefully it will be a good low alchohol sweet beer).

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