The May/June 2021 Zymurgy is now available! Check out featured stories including Finding Fault, Turning the Lockdown Into Epic Learning Happy Hours, Return On Investment For the Homebrewer, The Lost Healthy Beers of Belgium, and Would You Drink My Spit?
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Finding Fault: It Might Be a Schwarzbier
By J.K. Bywaters
Off flavors are myriad, running the gamut from ash to cabbage by way of cardboard, plastic, elastic, and more. Their number is legion, but all homebrewers should be familiar with the basic six: acetaldehyde, diacetyl, phenol, dimethyl sulfide, oxidation, and skunk.