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Homebrew Troubleshooting: Identifying Off-Aromas

Aromas, both good and bad, tell a lot about how a homebrew was made. Picking out the yeast character in a smell will tell you if the fermentation was healthy or not. Poor sanitation leading to bacterial infection can be detected on the nose. Even the length and vigor of the boil will contribute different aromas to the final product. Being able to identify the different aromas in beer will help you improve your process and fix problems that you find in your homebrew. More

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