Topic: Beer Evaluation

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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

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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


Getting Judging Feedback on your Homebrew: Tips from the Pros

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Judge: Annie Johnson,  nationally ranked BJCP judge in Seattle, WA The two most common reasons brewers send off some of their precious homebrew to competitions is for the judging notes and for

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Homebrew Barcodes for Untappd

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You spend hours making your own beer and then bottling or kegging it, not to mention the countless time spent researching and planning for your brew days. When people hear you brew

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How Good is Your Homebrew? Get the Best Feedback on your Beer

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How good is your homebrew? How would you know? Some homebrewers just want to know if they’re truly making good beer, and how to improve it. Others would like to know how

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Judging Off Flavors

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Beer is cacophony of flavor. There are over 500 flavor compounds in hops alone, and the other three basic ingredients of water, grain, and yeast add many hundreds more. As we combine

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Adjusting Homebrew After Fermentation

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Brewers often commit that five-step sequence to muscle memory. After all, a strict routine is vital in maintaining a high level of control over the countless variables affecting the beermaking process and

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Homebrewing Experiments

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There is a lot of conventional wisdom in the world of homebrewing. Some of it is good and obvious (always keep things clean and sanitized), while some of it is a little

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Brewer’s Thumbprint: 5 Homebrewers & 1 Recipe

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I’ve always been curious about whether or not it’s truly possible to “clone” a beer on a homebrew scale. Consider the number of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or Stone IPA clone beers you’ve

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Troubleshooting Homebrew

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Modern homebrew has improved greatly since I first began brewing in the mid-1990s. Better ingredients, equipment, and information has led homebrewers to avoid many of those formerly commonplace mistakes and produce commercial-quality

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Understanding Beer Spoilage

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Microorganisms can cause undesirable effects on beer in several ways, including undesirable changes in beer flavor and aroma. Growth of microorganisms on raw materials or in wort can produce changes that alter

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The Chemistry of Beer Flavor

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Beer is comprised of hundreds of different chemical compounds that contribute to the overall flavor and aroma perception of the beer. Different styles of beer have different flavor and aroma characteristics that

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