The following is a list of some common problems that can be encountered with bread quality.

LOAF CHARACTERIESTICS:

 

Low bread volume:

Unsymmetrical loaf with wild break-and shred:

Flat top:

Overlapping top:

Crust color too dark:

Crust color too light:

Blisters in crust:

Thick and hard crust:

 

GRAIN CHARACTERISTICS:

 

Thick, irregular grain with dull color:

Open grain and gray color:

Dense texture:

Coarse texture:

Dry and crumbly texture:

 

FLAVOR CHARACTERISTICS:

 

Strong fermentation aroma:

Lacking aroma: