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Old 06-25-2013, 05:06 PM   #11
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Seems like your pale was to hoppy and thinning it out made it more palateable for you.

Not a fan of blending "bad" beer. I have blended my coffee ipa with my belgian dubbel and that was fantastic.
I will say ive never really dumped a batch, but have given a bunch of my first couple batches away because i just didnt want to deal with it.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:24 PM   #12
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I have a brown porter in bottles right now that has a nasty phenolic character to it. I used half a case the other day to fill the water pan in my smoker. I plan to do that again this weekend. It's not going to waste, but I'm certainly not drinking it.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:38 PM   #13
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I've only had one batch (out of about 15) I had to dump, I tried pretty much everything to save it. Blending, flavoring, time, nothing worked. It broke my heart, but I finally dumped it. Lately had a light ale turn out "too" light. No bad flavor, just no flavor! Blending with a stronger beer not only made it drinkable, made it good. The strong beer was too strong anyway, now 2 poor beers are 1 good beer! They blend wines, & whiskeys, I see no reason not to save 2 so so brews.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:45 PM   #14
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I've had 2 batches that became gushers. The turkey baster I'd been using to take hydrometer readings had some bacteria in it. I drank as many add I could, but ended up dumping about half of the Stout batch and a third of the ESB. No longer take a sample during fermentation anymore. I always reach my final gravities so I test it at kegging time now.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:13 AM   #15
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I've only had one batch (out of about 15) I had to dump, I tried pretty much everything to save it. Blending, flavoring, time, nothing worked. It broke my heart, but I finally dumped it. Lately had a light ale turn out "too" light. No bad flavor, just no flavor! Blending with a stronger beer not only made it drinkable, made it good. The strong beer was too strong anyway, now 2 poor beers are 1 good beer! They blend wines, & whiskeys, I see no reason not to save 2 so so brews.
This is what i had happen and what i was trying to express.
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