BRFS102 Brewing Analysis & Quality Assurance
Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Brewing and Fermentation Science
- I. Course Number and Title
- BRFS102 Brewing Analysis & Quality Assurance
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- BRFS101 (C or better) and CHEM101 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course provides a thorough knowledge and understanding of the science and technology of the brewing of beer. This is achieved by the study of brewing raw materials (water, malt, hops and yeast), brewing processes (malting, brewhouse procedures, fermentation, and finishing operation), and quality assurance methods of the industry.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- perform analytical measurements on raw materials and finished products for the purpose of assessing their quality;
- interpret analytical data from quality measurements for material specification sheets for the purpose of assessing their quality;
- identify and describe aromatic and flavor impacts and defects in commercial beer;
- discuss the legal requirements associated with the selling and distribution of beer; and
- demonstrate an understanding of how and why satisfactory beer quality is achieved by contemporary methods of manufacturing.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Overview of the process from barley to beer and consideration of beer styles
- Legal requirements for the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages
- Science, technology, and biochemistry of malting
- Science, technology, and biochemistry of brewhouse processes
- Science and technology of the cultivation and utilization of hops
- Science and technology of fermentation
- Yeast biology and properties, selection, and analysis
- Science and technology of finishing
- Quality assurance and quality control procedures
- Environmental impact and outputs
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsExams and quizzes, class participation, online activities and discussion, and other projects as assigned by individual instructors are utilized.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Students use educational resources as approved by the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and specified in the individual instructor's syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 3/2020