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If your freshly made beer tastes unpleasant, it can be caused by poor ingredient quality, improper brewing techniques, or both. There are a wide range of off-flavors that may be encountered whose descriptions include grainy, metallic, salty, cardboard, sulfur, and butterscotch. Maintaining sanitary conditions and properly cleaning brewing equipment are simple but important ways that off-flavors can be avoided. Beyond that, diagnosing a particular problematic flavor requires deeper investigation, as sometimes a multitude of causes could be to blame for a given symptom. Explore our troubleshooting section for more detailed information on diagnosing beer off-flavor problems, their causes, and their cures.