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Quality Assurance and Control

Beer Chemical Analyses

Where to begin to analyze my beer?


Quality, Methods, Tests, Analytical, Total Acidity, Bitterness


Quality is not only something to aspire to, it is essential to the survival of any serious breweries. This lecture begins with important considerations regarding safety, and follows with a description of basic analytical methods essential to any good QA/QC program. Our content expert will also explain why those parameters are crucial to measure.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what precautions to take when setting up a brewery lab
  • Comprehend what methods are accepted in the brewing industry
  • Describe multiple analysis useful for analyzing beer
  • Understanding the benefits of using a third part lab for analysis

Lecture developed by

Kara Taylor

Kara has been with White Labs since 2009. She became interested in fermentation science while home brewing during her days at Loyola Marymount University. She received a B.S. in biology in 2009 and began employment at White Labs in San Diego as a yeast laboratory technician. Since January 2014, she has functioned as analytical laboratory manager in White Lab’s analytical laboratory and as of August 2016 she functions as the Laboratory Operations Manager. She is a member of Master Brewers Association of Americas and the American Society of Brewing Chemists.

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Lecture Duration (Narration)
19 minutes

Lecture Availability
10 days from purchase

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Lecture Duration
19 minutes

Lecture Availability
10 days from purchase



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