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Old 05-07-2006, 12:46 AM   #1
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So what is the strangest brew you ever tried to make or have made? If you already made it how did it come out? (just courious)

 
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Old 05-07-2006, 12:54 AM   #2
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Recently i primed a beer with 1 cup of molasses...boy was that a mistake! The result was a coyingly sweet beer that i could barely drink one of.

Another thing i regretfully did was bottle a beer and leave ZERO headspace as per Dave Miller's suggestion. The thing was that it took about 3 months to fully carbonate! I actually drank them all flat, but my friend kept one for at least 3 months and THAT one was perfect) This is a good idea to do with a beer you plan on 'aging' like a big belgian or russian stout. In theory no head space=no air for oxidation/staling, it works but you must be VERY patient...
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Old 05-07-2006, 02:14 AM   #3
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I once tried to convert a non alcohlic ginger beer recipe to an alcoholic ginger beer, using the recipe given by a friend, the original recipe(using only fresh ginger) only made a couple of litres so I extrapolated the amounts to make 23 lt. It seemend to brew out properly but the end product was electrifying and by that I mean Shocking!!! Dunno what I did wrong but whatever it was I did it wrong in a big way.
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Old 05-08-2006, 12:38 PM   #4
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Never make this beer:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1721
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Old 05-08-2006, 02:01 PM   #5
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Making ginger beer with candied ginger. Fresh is the only way to go.
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Old 05-08-2006, 04:29 PM   #6
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Well, my currently brewing batch is a red raspberry ale. It was supposed to have been black raspberry but I could not find any, either fresh or frozen. Since I figured black raspberries would really darken the batch a lot, I started with a very very pale ale base.

It now is sitting in the tertiary and it looks like Hawaiian Punch. It will probably taste good but next time I will look harder for those black raspberries!

 
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Old 05-08-2006, 05:55 PM   #7
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I made an Classic American Beer/Lager and used blue corn grits. It sucked! I didn't cook the grits long enough. Horrible.
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Old 05-08-2006, 06:06 PM   #8
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I tried to make a sour mash beer. The mash stank, and so did the beer. I might try it again, though, just because I'm stubborn (aka stupid) like that.

 
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Old 05-08-2006, 06:18 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bjorn Borg
Another thing i regretfully did was bottle a beer and leave ZERO headspace as per Dave Miller's suggestion. The thing was that it took about 3 months to fully carbonate! I actually drank them all flat, but my friend kept one for at least 3 months and THAT one was perfect) This is a good idea to do with a beer you plan on 'aging' like a big belgian or russian stout. In theory no head space=no air for oxidation/staling, it works but you must be VERY patient...


Sorry for the hijack--but that is an outright genius idea.

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Old 05-08-2006, 06:42 PM   #10
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Sorry for the hijack--but that is an outright genius idea.

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I guess you missed where the "Marine" was telling people do do this....

 
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