BRFS201 Practical Malting & Brewing
Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Brewing and Fermentation Science
- I. Course Number and Title
- BRFS201 Practical Malting & Brewing
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- BRFS102 (C or better) and BIOL228 (C or better); must be at least 21 years of age at time of course enrollment
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- Travel to a local brewing facility is required. Students are responsible for any transportation needs.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course builds upon the principles of malting and brewing science gained from the completion of prerequisite coursework by introducing students to the basic methodology used in malting and brewing laboratories for the analysis of raw materials and monitoring of process and product.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- apply appropriate methodologies in the analysis and characterization of a range of raw materials varying in their suitability for use;
- evaluate and monitor experiments designed to demonstrate the variations that can occur in brewing;
- perform pilot brews for the purpose of identifying the impact of raw materials and process conditions on performance and quality; and
- interpret data in relation to the understanding of malting and brewing science.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Differentiation between acceptable and unacceptable raw materials, including barley, malt, adjuncts, hops, water, and yeast
- Assessment of the impact of variables on process performance (e.g. fluxes and yields)
- Design and pursuit of pilot scale brews to demonstrate how selection of raw materials and process conditions can generate beers of different kinds and qualities
- Exploration of essential themes in brewing science (e.g. thermodynamics and biochemistry) in a laboratory setting
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsExams and quizzes, class participation, online activities and discussion, laboratory activities, 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