W30: WBA Concise Course In Brewing Technology

Certificate studies

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Course Objectives

The 2-week WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology will provide students with comprehensive knowledge of the brewing process, the dynamics of brewery operations, and issues affecting the industry. Within the short time span of this course, students will gain a level of industry knowledge that will benefit them in any area of responsibility in the brewery, covering every topic critical to successful brewery operations, no matter of what size.

Course Description

The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology covers a similar range of topics to those presented in our advanced-level programs but at a depth that allows those with only moderate understanding of brewing science and technology to participate and learn. This is an ideal course for those considering entry into the brewing industry, as well as those pursuing wider knowledge of the business in order to improve their skills and advance their brewing careers. This course also offers the best way to prepare for our advanced-level programs should you decide to take them at a later date.

Topics include:

  • Brewing Process Overview
  • Beer Styles
  • Introduction to Sensory
  • Composition of Grain
  • Barley Cultivation and Harvesting
  • Malting
  • Malt Analysis
  • Specialty Malts
  • Enzymes in Brewing
  • Brewing
  • Milling
  • Brewing Calculations
  • Practical Problems
  • Adjuncts / Cereal Cooker
  • Lautering
  • Mash Filters
  • Hops
  • Styles Tasting
  • Recipe Formulation
  • Brewery Hazards
  • Nature of Yeast
  • Fermentation Practices
  • Yeast Growth and Fermentation
  • Yeast Maintenance and Propagation
  • Wort Boiling Systems
  • Wort Clarification
  • Wort Cooling and Aeration
  • Yeast Management
  • Control of Fermentation Flavors
  • Maturation and Aging
  • Colloidal Stability
  • Flavor Stability
  • Interpretation of Beer Analysis
  • Filtration
  • Carbonation / Air Exclusion
  • Carbon Dioxide / Collection
  • Kegging and Dispense
  • Beer Packaging
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Brewery CIP
  • Quality Assurance and QC
  • Biological Control
  • Pumps and Pipes
  • Valves

The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology is conducted at our Chicago, U.S.A. campus, allowing students the opportunity to experience the thriving Midwest brewing scene, as Chicago is home to some of the nation's most noted breweries and beer-friendly bars and restaurants, offering an exciting stay in this world-class city.

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Key facts

Level
Intermediate
Duration
2 weeks
Clock Hours
70
Campus
Chicago Campus

Admission requirements

All students applying for a program, module or course must be of legal drinking age.

Prior knowledge of brewing process basics through either homebrewing (1 years) or having previously completed successfully the Executive Overview of the Brewing Process course is required.

Certificate

Upon successfully passing this course, students will receive the Concise Course in Brewing Technology certificate.

Course details

The Concise Course in Brewing Technology covers a similar range of topics to those presented in our advanced level programs but at a depth that allows those with only moderate understanding of brewing science and technology to participate in the course. This is an ideal course for those considering entry into the brewing industry, as well as those pursuing wider knowledge of the business in order to improve their skills and advance in their brewing careers. The Concise Course in Brewing Technology also offers the best way to prepare for our advanced-level programs should you decide to take them at a later date.