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
  • Brewing Water Basics and Adjustments
  • Basic Brewing Biochemistry
  • Hops
  • Composition of Grain
  • Barley Cultivation, Harvesting and Malting
  • Specialty Malts and Adjuncts
  • Milling and Mashing
  • Wort Separation (Lautering and Mash Filtration)
  • Wort Boiling, Clarification, Cooling and Aeration
  • Brewing Calculations and Mixing Formula
  • Nature of Yeast
  • Yeast Growth and Fermentation
  • Yeast Management
  • Fermenting Operations
  • Maturation and Storage Principles
  • Filtration and Centrifugation
  • Beer Stability
  • Microbiological Control
  • Introduction to Sensory
  • Beer Styles
  • Brewery CIP/Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Keg Cleaning and Filling
  • Kegging and Dispense
  • Packaging
  • Valves
  • Pumps
  • Brewery Hazards

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.