Topic: Beer Evaluation

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Troubleshooting Homebrew & Avoiding Common Mistakes

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In the early years as a rookie homebrewer, there were many times where I poured myself a beer from a newly readied batch and said, “You know, this didn’t turn out quite how I expected.” Most of these variations were fairly minor and the beer was still quite good, just different than anticipated. Admittedly there


Quality Control & Testing Beer: Tips from Pros

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Behind many great brews are scientists testing and tasting beers in the lab. In fact, every beer — be it commercial or homebrew — can benefit from better quality control. Two beer lab experts share their advice. Brewer: Luke Chadwick, Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, MI We run three testing programs at Bell’s: analytical, microbiological, and


Figuring Out Off Flavors

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Stone Brewing Co.’s Quality Assurance Supervisor discusses how to set up a proper off flavors panel at home.


Pairing Beer and Cheese: Tips from the Pros

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Beer and cheese taste great. Let three experts explain how they can be even better together.


Evaluating Beer

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Once your beer is bottled or kegged, you’re done, right? Actually, you’ve got one task left as a brewer — evaluating your beer. Critically tasting your own beer can reveal avenues for improvement in your homebrewing.


Evaluating Beer: Tips from the Pros

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Michelle Brown, Steve Parkes and Gordon Strong give tips on tasting your homebrew critically.


BSI: Brew Scene Investigation

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Follow the case of the sweet stout that went sour, and learn about the potential contaminants that may be lurking in your brewery.


Green Peach flavors

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One thought comes to mind and that is acetaldehyde. Almost all homebrewers know about diacetyl and are often taught to dislike diacetyl with vigor. I am one of those brewers who really detests diacetyl in most beers. Oddly enough, I like a big buttery red wine or an oaky chardonnay with detectable diacetyl coming from


Troubleshooting Homebrew Techniques

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How to troubleshoot problematic beers and get back on track as fast as possible. A step by step guide to the most effective approach to fixing a bad batch.


Reduce the amount of phenolics in a beer?

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You are correct that a yeast strain is the most common cause of phenolic aromas in beer. The classic clovey, phenolic producing yeasts are those used for German-style hefeweizens. These yeasts convert


Dealing with Diacetyl: Tips from the Pros

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We butter up three professional brewers and get them to dispense knowledge on dealing with dreaded diacetyl.


Diagnosing Beer Problems: Tips from the Pros

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How to diagnose your beer’s problems — including DMS, oxidation and diacetyl — and fix them the next time you brew.


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