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Ask Bob Brewer: What Should You Do with a Bad Batch of Homebrew?

Posted by at 8:29 pm | Category: Ask Bob Brewer 2

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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Readers Comments (2)

Bob – Congrats on the ‘blog. As for my question: How many countries have Anchor? Is there any country that has it on draft besides the USA?

Thanks, Mark! Outside of the USA, you can find Anchor on draft in Canada and in Europe.

by Anchor Brewing | Mar 13 | Reply

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