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Beer: Brewing Practicum Course

This course covers the process of brewing, racking, kegging, bottling, tasting and evaluating beer. After receiving detailed instruction and demonstrations, students will work in groups to brew beer using home brewing equipment under the supervision of an experienced brewer. The class will then taste and evaluate their efforts, and can culminate in first level Cicerone testing.

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What it takes to earn this badge

  • Strengthened and broadened their understanding of sound brewing practices and the challenges of commercial breweries
  • Experienced in practice how the science of brewing drives its processes.
  • Practiced key brewing process and measurement techniques including pH measurement, wort gravity, hopping techniques, pitch rates, oxygenation, and fermentation temperature control.
  • Studied and practiced beer recipe formulation and analytical methods.
  • Brewed, packaged and evaluated beer under the supervision of a brewing expert.
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