I recently made a batch of homebrew that turned out really bad. It has been sitting around for a while. What can I do with it besides throwing it out? – Dennis – Las Vegas, NV
Bob: Dennis, every, and I mean every, homebrewer has had a similar experience, even if they haven’t admitted it. It can be a big letdown and can be quite discouraging as well. The best thing you can do at this point is to just let it go. Dump the beer and move on. The longer you keep it around, the longer you’ll be unhappy about it. Make a new batch. Try a different style. Think about what might have happened and learn from your experience. Don’t hesitate to ask for advice from your fellow homebrewers. Whatever you do, don’t get discouraged and give up brewing. Hopefully you’ll come up with a brew someday that will exceed your wildest expectations. Hopefully soon. Send me a bottle when you do.
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