Quality, Methods, Analyses, Variability, Accuracy, Interpretation
It is important to understand some fundamental principles regarding beer analysis. First, the method one uses needs to be a valid, approved method. Second, variabilities are inherent to any analytical measurement: how can they be recognized, and how should they be considered to set up appropriate and realistic specifications is discussed. Third, what are the critical parameters that should be monitored to achieve consistency?
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).