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Video: Hot Alcohol Flavors in Beer

When you're getting significant warming or solventy off-flavors in your beer, it's time to look at your fermentation techniques. Josh Weikert has troubleshooting advice in this CB&B video tip of the week!

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All alcoholic beverages are going to be warming to some extent, but if in a lower-alcohol beer you're tasting significant warming, or in a higher-alcohol beer it tastes like solvent or bad, cheap liquor, you want to learn how to avoid that.

  • Make sure you're pitching enough healthy yeast
  • Make sure you're not fermenting at too-hot temperatures
  • Make sure your fermentation temperature is kept at a constant temperature, without runaway increases in temperature

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