Topic: Beer Evaluation

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Starting Up a Brewery Sensory Panel

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One important quality control tool a craft brewery of any size can put into place is an in-house sensory panel. Learn why your brewery should have one, how to properly structure it, how to maximize the panel’s effectiveness, and how to keep this important beer evaluation program going over time. It doesn’t take much money

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Troubleshooting A Smoky Off-Flavor

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I like to troubleshoot off-flavors by thinking through the brewing process as a way of brainstorming. Plugging these thoughts into a visual aid like a fishbone diagram really helps to identify possible causes of the problem in question. Figure 1 illustrates the possible causes of smoky beer aroma that I can think of. I will


Evaluating Beer Like a Pro

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Your beer evaluation skills can be one of a brewer’s best tools. Learn how to not only drink or taste beer, but how to evaluate beer like a professional brewer. Learn how to improve your brewing with lessons learned in a pint glass with Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis.

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Triangle Tests

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Triangle tests can be a valuable way to help better evaluate different beer when conducting experiments with ingredients and techniques. Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis shows you how to run one yourself.

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Using Beer Burp to Help Judge a Beer?

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This just goes to show that learning never stops. I can state with conviction that I have never heard or read about this method in decent circles. But I am choosing to tackle this odd sensory evaluation technique because I have noted myself doing this and even discussing with close friends, usually after too many


Tasting Your Homebrew Critically

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Being able to taste your own homebrew critically is an important step towards improving. Learn some basics to this skill.


Troubleshooting A Recipe

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Nice description of the character in your beer you don’t like. Before getting into an answer, I want to comment on how important good descriptions are when attempting to problem solve. Aromas and flavors are very often challenging to describe because we don’t perceive flavor and aroma as individual signals like an analytical instrument with


Tasting Glory: Start your sensory program today

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Sensory testing should be put in place on day one of starting to brew commercially. Explore ways to establish and maintain a sensory program in your brewery.


Beer Evaluation: Tips from the Pros

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Experts from the Beer Judge Certification Program and
Cicerone program share how homebrewers can improve their beer evaluation skills and how it will help their brewing.


Triangle Testing: Trying to find the significance

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So you’ve made a tweak to your recipe . . . but how do you know if it accomplished what you were looking for? Well, you need to perform a sensory analysis and triangle testing is the perfect tool. Learn how to run them properly.


Training Your Palate – Beer Sensory

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I have used kits and commercially available beers for flavor training, and they both have pros and cons. I like to use color as an example when explaining the challenges involved in flavor training. When a color is explained to sighted people, a color swatch is shown along with a name. End of story. Pretty


Avoiding Off-Flavors

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Last September I published an article in BYO on troubleshooting off-flavors, where I covered about half of the flavor faults that can occur in beer. In this article I’m going to cover


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