View Full Version : This bottle of scrumpy sucks.

14-01-2008, 10:19:40
I don't understand why some bottles are good and others taste like dirty gym socks. The last three I had were actually good but this one... I can swallow it quickly and try not to taste it but that's just not the same. What's worse is it's 2:20am and I can't go buy better booze. :bouncmsk:

14-01-2008, 10:20:15
Open a different one.

14-01-2008, 10:46:14
Only two are cold. I will but I'm tossing 50% of my cold scrumpy stock. I suspect this bottle might not have been bleached well enough prior to bottling.

14-01-2008, 12:18:46
Second bottle is much better.

14-01-2008, 12:26:39

14-01-2008, 12:45:09
Make some mead next!

14-01-2008, 13:01:35
Drink some bleach with the scrumpy.

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-01-2008, 19:35:52
Good mixer.

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-01-2008, 19:38:10
If it's any comfort, even the long-established traditional cider-makers occasional make a batch that tastes like it was designed to dissolve your gums.

15-01-2008, 19:45:12
Isn't it supposed to taste like that?

16-01-2008, 09:26:34
YEah, but they only achieve it occasionally.

self biased
17-01-2008, 18:38:27
i'm going to throw my hat into this homebrewing ring as well. after my tax return comes in, i'll buy a kit.

18-01-2008, 09:27:09
I want to too now I have space. :beer:

Nills Lagerbaak
18-01-2008, 11:11:28
I know it's cheating but I've got one of these bad-boys on the go!


If this is a success I might do it proper like, next time.

It's all good practice for the scrumpy fest this summer!

self biased
18-01-2008, 12:51:58
you're better off buying a proper kit and bottling it. that thing looks tiny.