Learn how to taste for off-flavors in your homebrew on this week’s episode of Fuhmentaboudit! Joining Chris Cuzme and Mary Izett in the studio are two BJCP National Beer Judges, BR Rolya and Vlad Kowalyk! Learn about two chemicals that cause off-flavors in beer- acetaldehyde and diacetyl. Find out how to taste for these chemicals, and what causes them to form in beer. What criteria does the BJCP use to judge beer? Listen in to the crew talk about beer competitions, and how to effectively interpret and act on judges’ feedback. This episode has been brought to you by Tabard Inn.

“Phenols can contribute desirable traits in beer, depending on the style.” [31:30] — BR Rolya on Fuhmentaboudit!