Fair enough, sometimes those muck ups can turn out to be pretty decent or even excellent beers. I have 90g of Saaz unopened in the freezer but I'm holding off on brewing another pilsner until I get more. My best efforts have been the ones that have been hopped with Saaz and nothing else. Even when I had to throw in about 300g of it due to the alpha acid being so f'n low (1.3%!)
Speaking of making it yourself, I've ventured into baking bread now as well. Only done one loaf so far and it was ok, but didn't let it rise enough in the loaf pan before baking it. Perhaps I misinterpreted the instructions but next time I'll be letting it go longer. The taste was fine, just a bit dense and heavy. Amazing how quickly that bakers yeast gets going though.
Me either, nothing against kits and those who brew with them but after nearly 6 years of all grain brewing it wouldn't feel right getting a brew on that quickly anymore, it'd almost feel like cheating 🤣