Long lag times and stuck fermentations. Under-attentuation and over-carbonation. Making beer at home is simple, but making good beer on a consistent basis is a bit more tricky. So here's how to prevent common problems, avoid mistakes and fix a good batch gone bad. Plus: common terms that will help you identify and evaluate off-flavors and aromas in your beer.
Written by Marty Nachel
Issue: September 2002