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View Poll Results: Have you ever regretted brewing a style you don't like?
No, there are no styles I categorically dislike. 12 22.22%
No, I brew only styles I know I like. 11 20.37%
Yes, it's happened once or twice. 31 57.41%
Yes, and it happens frequently. 0 0%
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:44 PM   #1
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Default Any styles you've regretted brewing?

It was time to check whether my premium American lager was going to need a D-rest, which meant it was my first post-pitch taste. It does have some signs of diacetyl, and a strong yeast flavor that should dissipate with lagering. That's all great, it's why I took the sample, and it's reassuring that I hit the style profile. It's slightly malty, slightly sweet, with subtle bitterness and little to no hop flavor or aroma. It has the characteristic lager aftertaste.

Good news, right? I'm gratified that it seems my technique is good enough to produce this rather delicate style. But after tasting, it hit me: I just spent how many hours brewing a batch of MGD??

So I'm having a bit of "brewer's remorse." It got me wondering whether anyone else has gotten to the end of a brew, been technically happy with the results, but then started wondering why you thought making gallons and gallons of this stuff was a good idea?

If so, what style was it, how well do you think you hit the style, and why did you brew it in the first place?

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I did a "clone" recipe I snagged from the LHBS for Magic Hat #9 that was a huge swing and a miss. First, the recipe was a touch off (too much apricot). That aside, I brewed it because I knew it was the lady's favorite beer.

When we bottled, we gave it a shot and she was super excited about it. It was at that moment that I discovered... I don't actually like Magic Hat #9. Womp womp. Should have maybe figured that out before brewing 5 gallons of it!

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Old 03-21-2013, 04:26 PM   #3
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Wheat beers as a whole are not something I like, but I have to brew them for work....at home I will not brew them at all.
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I did a saison. Turns out I don't like saison.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #5
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I brewed Brandon O's Graff (malty apple beer). Turns out I dont like Graff. Have not run across any other styles that I dont like!
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Belgians and sours. I just dont like them. When i started out i went to my local Whole foods store and bought diffrent styles to try them out and went from there.
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Porters and Stouts. I just don't like them and I can't finish more than a pint let alone 5 gallons. My brown porter scored a 34 in a local competition a few weeks back so I know it's good. Just not something that I like.
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mainly lighter in flavor styles that I brew for our guests...that I end up having to finish.
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Anything with wheat, fruit, veggies....
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Never any style that I have regretted brewing. Particular beers yes. I did try combining my BIPA with some hard cider I had brewed and have decided not to attempt a Graff. Glad I only have to force myself through 16 oz of that and not 5 gallons.

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