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Old 10-16-2013, 06:28 AM   #1
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Ok folks what do you do with your batches that suck? i tend to leave them alone for a long time if that does not work i get piss drunk and add a lot of batches together in a 15 gallon dimijohn and put the sour bugs to them and let them go for a long time. ive done this and added to a existing batches and saved the little bit that lays on the yeast and added it to the dimijohm. i gotta say the bugs do good things


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Old 10-16-2013, 07:29 AM   #2
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Havent had an infection yet, but if aging didnt help, id most likely drink it anyway. Unless im ready to brew and its taking up keg space, then its down the drain.


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Old 10-16-2013, 10:11 AM   #3
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I have had 2 "bad" batches out of probably 100. I just dump them no use drinking crapy beer and **** ain't worth m time to save I believe.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:09 AM   #4
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I typically will try to age it for a little bit longer, If the flavor does not improve I will just dump it.. Those kegs are better used for something that has great flavor.

I've only had to dump 2 batches so far out of around 50+ now.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:50 PM   #5
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I dump them the minute I would like to reuse the container(s) they're sitting in. I find that blending takes away from a perfectly good beer to make a mediocre one. I currently dump about half of what I make.
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:49 PM   #6
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I currently have a batch that I really don't care for. I have been blending it with Bud Light Platinum and it goes down pretty well.
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I am still a relatively new brewer at 2 years 4 months and have not had to make the decision on what to do. I have had beers that were not as good as others but even my worst was far better than BMC beers.

Hope my luck holds for a couple more decades.
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:44 PM   #8
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I tend to do pilot batches of about 1 gal before commiting to 5 gals. If the 1 gal goes south, I dump it. I have only had 1 5 gal go wrong due to a dropped hydrometer, and that one works really well for cooking with.

My wife makes beer battered fish, beer chicken (chicken roasted in a can of beer), bread, and pizza dough with it.
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Only had one batch that I would consider a dumper, my buddy liked it ( he would probably drink fermented gasoline) so I gave him the remaining 40 bottles after I saved a six pack to age.
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I'm a cheap skate and seldom let anything go to waste. I drink them.

Of course, I've never had an infected batch, and have always had pretty good luck brewing beer that tastes either really good, or at least drinkable. Even my "bad" batches are drinkable.


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