Equation, Formula, Mixing, Calculation, Dilution, Make-up
This lecture demonstrates and teaches the use of the mixing formula (a fairly simple algebraic formula) in many brewery processes and operations. Topics that are covered are dilutions (both wort and chemical), thermal mixing, and beer blending.
After having completed this lecture, the student should feel comfortable in using the mixing formula for most brewery applications.
Jim Matt spent 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry as a synthetic organic chemist before his job was reallocated in April, 2010. In May, 2010 Jim worked part time at Sun King Brewing in Indianapolis as a growler fill associate and a part time canning line assistant. Jim was hired full time in September, 2010 as an Assistant Brewer and Quality Manager. In January, 2012 Jim joined the Moerlein Lager House in Cincinnati, OH as a Brewer. In March, 2013 Jim was recruited to be the Head Brewer at Rhinegeist Brewery, where he is now the Chief Science Officer. Jim enjoys cooking, hiking, rock climbing and traveling during his off hours.