I am going to have to totally disagree with this. Fuck styles and fuck the BJCP (apart from competitions). If you only brew to style then you are missing out. However you can go too mad and make Lavender wheat beer and that sort of stuff is just sad and wanky
I agree, but brewing to style is no the issue, making decent beer is.
I'll just chuck up one other major problem. The drinker. Sometimes it's too easy to get too analytical about beer, to the point that some people seem to be no longer enjoying the simple pleasure of drinking beer.
Again agree with this up to a point. But I'm interested in what causes major off flavours
and how to fix them. Not minute analysis of intricateflavours etc, but the problems that stop a healthy percentage of homebrew from being drinkable.
I am lucky in that I just do not have a fermentation temperature problem, others will have to make use of a brew fridge or similar, but, if you are keen to make good beer then you should get one.
Depends on how keen you are....
Not necessarily; plenty of yeasts are pretty happy at a range of temperatures in certain styles.