Ready to dump out a batch any ideas?

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dirtyb15

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Well.... still learning. A while back i attempted a fat tire clone. (This might have been my second AG batch.) My water was about a gallon off (don't ask :drunk: ) so my OG came in pretty high, dont have my notes with me but pretty significant. I also kegged without taking a FG reading (Yes, i messed up on many levels.) So now it tastes extremely malty. I have already had about half the batch but its getting tougher and tougher to drink expecially now that i have a great pale ale kegged now. Pretty sure i am just going to dump in unless anyone has any ideas on attempting to save it? I would guess there is only about 2 gallons left.
 

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Dump it if you don't like it. Unless you're a masochist and feel that you need to punish yourself for screwing up the batch, in which case I'd say drink it all... slowly and deliberately.
 

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Out it goes.... But you probably already knew that huh LL? :)
1. Make a really bitter hop tea. That will quell the sweetness somewhat.
2. Dry-hop it to get some flavor and aroma.

You will have essentially created some sort of IPA.

The other option would be to pour a bit and let it warm up and decarbonate over the course of 12 hours. Take a gravity reading. If its too high (i mean 5 pts or more too high) then let the keg warm up repitch some yeast. Let it go for a week or so, you'll have to vent the keg routinely, and then throw in the kegerator. IN a couple of days the yeast will settle out and your first 1-2 pints will be slurry. What's let should be a much more palatable beer.
 
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