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Offline rgonzalez_me

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Dumping a batch
« on: July 25, 2015, 01:15:06 AM »
Oh God how much it hurts to dump a batch after fermentation and cold crashing. It is just heart breaking to dump about $60 worth of ingredients and effort down the drain. I am pretty sure that Baby Jesus is crying.

It is my first dumped batch in 5 years. This just sucks!

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Re: Dumping a batch
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2015, 01:36:21 AM »
Sorry dude. It sucks. Just be prepared that it might not be the last. It happens to everybody. I find a hard lesson cam be the best teacher sometimes.
 
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Re: Dumping a batch
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2015, 01:40:04 AM »
Sorry dude. It sucks. Just be prepared that it might not be the last. It happens to everybody. I find a hard lesson cam be the best teacher sometimes.

Dude, I purged my lines. Served a glass. Smelled it and it smelled like gaseous substance out of a bodily orifice. Tasted like such (I guess) proceeded to spit. Curled up in a ball and cried.
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Re: Dumping a batch
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2015, 02:08:49 AM »
What happened? You must have some clue what went wrong?

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Re: Dumping a batch
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2015, 02:32:59 AM »
What happened? You must have some clue what went wrong?

I don't really know but I think some infection got to it. I didn't see any pellicle or any other signs but early in the fermentation I saw big unusual bubbles on my krausen. They went away and since I've been told that infections only escalate I didn't put much weight on it. But now I guess it was a bona fide infection after all.
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Re: Dumping a batch
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2015, 08:01:05 PM »
As one of the best brewers I know used to say - "gotta be able to dump bad beer to make good beer".  Sorry for your loss.  I do feel your pain. 

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Re: Dumping a batch
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2015, 11:55:45 PM »
As one of the best brewers I know used to say - "gotta be able to dump bad beer to make good beer".  Sorry for your loss.  I do feel your pain.

Thanks for your condolences!
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Re: Dumping a batch
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2015, 03:06:32 AM »
What was the recipe?  Which yeast?  You said it smelled like farts.  Sulphury beers smell like that or like eggs.  Was that what you smelled?
Was the beer clear or turbid?

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Re: Dumping a batch
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2015, 01:41:33 PM »
It is my first dumped batch in 5 years. This just sucks!

I used to dump batches on a regular basis that other brewers would gladly take off of my hands.

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Re: Dumping a batch
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2015, 01:44:34 PM »
It is my first dumped batch in 5 years. This just sucks!

I used to dump batches on a regular basis that other brewers would gladly take off of my hands.

+1

I got over the pain of dumping batches a long time ago. I used to dump perfectly fine batches to make room for a batch that I wanted to drink more.

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Re: Dumping a batch
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2015, 02:34:39 PM »
Just had to do it myself to a Maibock last Sunday. It was great going into the keg.  But after time in the keg, it went way south - foamy (although it had been purged, but never carbed), flabby, too dry, acidic, etc.  I soon realized the keg had developed what looked like stubborn rust on the bottom and, try as I might, I can't get it to removed. It must be harboring some bacteria. Will canibalize it for parts, then send it to the recycling tomorrow.  :(
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Re: Dumping a batch
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2015, 03:44:08 AM »

Just had to do it myself to a Maibock last Sunday. It was great going into the keg.  But after time in the keg, it went way south - foamy (although it had been purged, but never carbed), flabby, too dry, acidic, etc.  I soon realized the keg had developed what looked like stubborn rust on the bottom and, try as I might, I can't get it to removed. It must be harboring some bacteria. Will canibalize it for parts, then send it to the recycling tomorrow.  :(

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Re: Dumping a batch
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2015, 02:20:01 PM »
It is my first dumped batch in 5 years. This just sucks!

I used to dump batches on a regular basis that other brewers would gladly take off of my hands.

+1

I got over the pain of dumping batches a long time ago. I used to dump perfectly fine batches to make room for a batch that I wanted to drink more.

Yep.  I still do this.  The guys at my home-brew club cringe every time I tell them that.  Even if there are very minor flaws in the beer, I typically will dump them after a while if I keep picking up on it...

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Re: Dumping a batch
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2015, 03:18:35 PM »
I have no problem dumping bad beer or giving away good beer if I just don't care for it.
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Re: Dumping a batch
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2015, 03:20:45 PM »
I have no problem dumping bad beer or giving away good beer if I just don't care for it.

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