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Yeast and Cellars

Carbonation

Keywords

Fermentation, Carbonation, CO2, Nitrogen, Secondary, Solubility, Safety, Retention

“The final touch”. Learn more about this last ingredient.

Description

One major contributor to the sensory characteristics of the final product (that is, its flavor, sensation, aroma and visual appearance) will significantly depend on the level of carbonation. This lecture begins by defining what carbonation is, and how it is measured. Also, in specific circumstances, not only CO2 but also nitrogen may be used; those gases exhibit major different behaviors. Finally, troubleshooting tips are presented to overcome the challenges of proper carbonation.


Learning Objectives

  • Define what carbonation is and the key variables that determine its level in beer
  • Describe the safety concerns involved in the use of CO2 in the brewery
  • Describe in which ways CO2 and N2 behave differently
  • Explain circumstances where the use of a mixed gas (of CO2 and N2) is desirable
  • Calculate the amount of fermentable extract needed to carbonate beer by means of a secondary fermentation

Lecture developed by

Dr. Hugo Patino

Formerly of Molson Coors, Hugo has held lead technical roles in the areas of Quality Assurance, Research & Development, Technical Services and Brewing Engineering at Molson Coors Brewing  Co. (Colorado) and Cervecería Cuauhtémoc (Mexico). He also was a faculty member at the University of California-Davis, and the Monterrey Institute of Technology (Mexico). Hugo has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and a B. Eng. from the Monterrey Tech (Mexico).


Key Facts

Lecture Duration (Narration)
94 minutes

Lecture Availability
10 days from purchase

Lecture Level
advanced

Cost
$190.00

Lecture Duration
94 minutes

Lecture Availability
10 days from purchase

Level
advanced

Cost
$190.00

Better experience on tablet or higher screen size.

Enroll

Need guidance? Leave a message and we'll get back to you.

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