Originally Posted by msmith92
Do you ever feel like you are too critical of your beer to the point where you convince yourself it is no good?
Definitely. But just as well sometimes I'm full of myself and think the [product] is better than it really is. In the end I think experience will show me the truth and I will try neither to be too critical or too lenient.
Expectations are another thing. A practical person can be hard on themselves in terms of expectation, but at least it should match with an attainable goal.
OT: I am about to dump my first case of beer. I waited six weeks, it got better but not nearly good enough. I know/learned why it is the way it it is, so it's not a waste by any means.