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Appearance Problems

When evaluating your homebrewed beer, the first sign of problems can be its appearance. You may find evidence of trouble both before and after the beer leaves the bottle just by looking at it. Suspicious-looking material, either forming a ring inside the bottle neck or floating suspended inside the bottled beer can be visible signs of contamination before the beer is even opened. After pouring, other ways that a beer's problems can be observed are its color, clarity, and ability to form and retain a good head of foam. Explore our troubleshooting section for more detailed information on diagnosing beer appearance problems, their causes, and their cures.

Appearance Problems