A common off flavor in both commercial and home brewed beers is a skunky “light-struck” flavor and aroma. It can give your beer a strong skunky aroma and make it most unpleasant to drink. The Cause of Skunky Beer Skunky beer occurs when beer is exposed to light. Some of the compounds in hops remain […]


Homebrewers occasionally go a bit overboard with their craft, resulting in beer bottles that may be overcarbonated to the point where the bottle explodes and makes a huge mess of your kitchen, fridge or storage area. This week we look at ways to reduce the chance of overcarbonating your beer to the point of failure.