Sometimes you try a new recipe and things don’t turn out quite right. Other times you get on a brewing tear and you have more beer than you can consume. Or maybe all those dark beers you made in the late winter have held over into Summer. Regardless of how we get there some of us as brewers end up with more beer than we can drink at times, GASP! This week we talk about what we do to deal with stale beer.
I for one am not ashamed to dump out beer. If I get through half a batch of beer and I have more beer that I want to drink or if I need the space to get new beer brewed, I will pour out a batch of beer that isn’t up to snuff.
Sometimes, I’ll bottle a few bottles for comparison if I am planning a re-brew the recipe with a couple tweaks.
Another option is to give it away. The danger in that is that if the beer isn’t the greatest representation of your efforts you can taint your audience as to how good of a brewer you are. Or worse, you can taint their view of homebrew altogether!
John bottles much of his beer but his beer fridge space is limited. He also isn’t afraid to start popping caps and pouring beer out when its past its prime.
So, how do you deal with staling beer?
Do you find yourself dumping beer in-order to make room for more beer?
Or maybe you are fortunate enough that you have a group of friends that don’t care and will drink anything!
Let us know your thoughts.
Cheers. BREW ON!