Great beer starts with quality raw materials and sound brewhouse practices, and the WBA Raw Materials and Wort Production module provides advanced-level training in the technology and science of wort creation. Each critical factor in wort production, from malting technology to hop usage to wort boiling and cooling, is explained in detail. Students will also learn the analytical techniques involved in assessment of raw materials and wort towards achieving consistency in wort quality.
The WBA Raw Materials and Wort Production module can be taken individually, or as part of the WBA Advanced Brewing Technology, WBA International Diploma in Brewing Technology, or WBA Master Brewer programs.
This module is offered online and on-campus, both with distinctive advantages. The campus option will allow students to participate in vibrant classroom discussions and develop close networks with fellow students. The online option, on the other hand, allows students to advance through the module at their own pace, from the comfort of their office or home, without the need to travel.
If the online option is selected, throughout the duration of the module students are supervised by the instructional staff of the World Brewing Academy, drawing on the talents of some of the most knowledgeable scientists, technologists and brewmasters in the industry. Student progress is actively monitored throughout the program, and students can access instructors via email and chat sessions throughout the duration of the module. The average time spent studying is normally 7-10 hours per week but depends on the individual as well.