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Old 15-10-2014, 09:47 PM   #21
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Just tasted the sample. It's pretty nasty.
Oh no!!!!! I'm sure it will come around though... i'm keeping everything crossed for you (and me) though...
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Oh no!!!!! I'm sure it will come around though... i'm keeping everything crossed for you (and me) though...

Cheers, me too. But I think there is something amiss with my kit. I've contacted Hambleton Bard to ask for their opinion on what I've experienced - it surely cannot be the norm.
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Let me know what they say dude...
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Dude, sorry to hear that this hasn't panned out. I actually only ever tried one Bulldog kit (Raja's Reward) and it had a nasty aftertaste that never really faded. I wasn't sure if I had just made a mistake or if the kit was defective.

Let us know what they say, bud. Plenty of beer kits in the sea!
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They said that something is definitely not right, so I'm posting them a 500ml bottle for lab analysis. Who'd have thought a HB kit would generate this much action.
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They said that something is definitely not right, so I'm posting them a 500ml bottle for lab analysis. Who'd have thought a HB kit would generate this much action.
It's also a new kit to the market so they are clearly concerned that if one kit is wrong... HOW MANY OF THE REST ARE WONG!?!?!
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It's also a new kit to the market so they are clearly concerned that if one kit is wrong... HOW MANY OF THE REST ARE WONG!?!?!
Yes I got that impression lol. We were narrowing down on the phone and the wort smelt nice, it was bad pre-hops, so most likely the yeast is to blame was what I gathered from the chap's musings. Time will tell. I'm going to bin the vessel anyway, as it smells bloody awful.
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I can't say I'm impressed by the three Bulldog kits I've brewed, they've all had that unpleasant artificial flavouring taste. The Easter Stout tastes like cheap cooking chocolate and the Evil Dog like Limoncello.

I had the Evil Dog last night after leaving it for 4 months and it hasn't improved much. I'd be interested in what HB's lab analysis shows.
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I can't say I'm impressed by the three Bulldog kits I've brewed, they've all had that unpleasant artificial flavouring taste. The Easter Stout tastes like cheap cooking chocolate and the Evil Dog like Limoncello.

I had the Evil Dog last night after leaving it for 4 months and it hasn't improved much. I'd be interested in what HB's lab analysis shows.
I've been really pleased with Bulldog so far. My Evil Dogs are fruity and hoppy and pretty darn potent. I'll update once there's something more to add.
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Yes I got that impression lol. We were narrowing down on the phone and the wort smelt nice, it was bad pre-hops, so most likely the yeast is to blame was what I gathered from the chap's musings. Time will tell. I'm going to bin the vessel anyway, as it smells bloody awful.
I will be VERY interested to hear the lab report!!!
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