Before you dump that "failed" sour or wild ale...

Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:12 am

Let it sit a while and keep tasting it. I started a Berliner early last year, late last year it tasted very harsh, like rubbing alcohol. I didnt have the heart to dump it. Ive been avoiding eye contact with that glass carboy for 5 months...I decided today was the day, but one last taste...Its good!!!!
I dont have much to offer on this site, but for newbies like me trying to brew these beers that take time...dont rush to dumping them based on off flavors early or in the middle of the ferm process. Thanks to all that have helped me with this beer...BREWINHARD :jnj
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Re: Before you dump that "failed" sour or wild ale...

Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:05 pm

Glad to hear this one worked out for you. Learning from each other is the greatest benefit of homebrewing (besides the beer of course). I can't begin to tell you the wealth of information I have gained from all of the brewers on this site.

cheers to making better beer!
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Re: Before you dump that "failed" sour or wild ale...

Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:49 pm

never dump, if you have an "Essence Extractor" at your disposal.......... :)
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Re: Before you dump that "failed" sour or wild ale...

Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:59 am

Now I have high hopes for my last Barley Wine, thanks :jnj
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Re: Before you dump that "failed" sour or wild ale...

Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:03 pm

Kbar wrote:never dump, if you have an "Essence Extractor" at your disposal.......... :)


Is that the same thing as a "hooch maker"?
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Re: Before you dump that "failed" sour or wild ale...

Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:03 pm

brewinhard wrote:
Kbar wrote:never dump, if you have an "Essence Extractor" at your disposal.......... :)


Is that the same thing as a "hooch maker"?


Now that is illegal speak my brother............... :)
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Re: Before you dump that "failed" sour or wild ale...

Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:36 am

I just got back the essence from 3 cases of stuff I didn't want any more... half a case of 9 month old IPA, a meh Belgian, and an under attenuated pale. Much more pleasant to drink now.
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Re: Before you dump that "failed" sour or wild ale...

Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:53 pm

what was the return on three cases? How much essence were you able to save?
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