A sad day in my brew life

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  1. Ron Reyes (Papa Piggy)

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    Well I poured out my first batch of beer. About 3 weeks ago I made a catastrophic error in adding almost 3 ounces of Lactic Acid to my mash instead of 3 millimeters. After talking to some folks I decided to ferment it anyway. Who knows.... Well today I tested it and i think the yeast must have died cause the gravity was 1.020. it was very clear but you guessed it. it tasted like vinegar. very sad. well i guess it won't be the last failure.
     
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    RIP :(

    Hope you had something good to drown your sorrows in
     
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    Never made that mistake, but had plenty of others. Fortunately, Never had to dump a batch. The main thing is that you've learned from it and won't make the same mistake again.
     
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    Yeah, on the bright side, it was human error and easily remedied!
     
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    I had a spoiled batch last year, it got infected, I feel your pain
     
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    I've gotten lucky so far, I even recovered my infected batch but did give away a couple kegs cause I didn't like them. Others did though so in 2 years of brewing I've avoided a dumper so far.
     
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    I've had my fair share of dumpers the pappa Piggy best lessons in life come from the school of hard knocks guess you'll use that lactic acid sparingly in future. A good syringe helps for accurate measurements... chin up Pal brew on I say brew ON!
     
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    My first homebrewing purchase was a book. Before I ever made a drop of beer, I read Charlie Papazian’s book,The Joy of Homebrewingcover to cover. Looking back, I realize that only an infinitesimal amount of that valuable tome actually stuck in my brain that first time through. I’ve read it many times since and something new “clicks” every time—and Charlie’s passionate, encouraging style is a treat. If you’re looking for more book recommendations, I also strongly recommend Randy Mosher’sRadical Brewingand John Palmer’sHow to Brew—both outstanding books no matter how long you’ve been wielding your beer paddle. These tips may help you make same mistake again, https://docsbay.net/10-tips-for-beginning-homebrewers
     

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