Beer Brewing and Fermentation
We humans have been making beer and similar products at least since we started farming, making it one of the oldest techniques still in use. However, while the basic process is the same we have come a long way towards understanding what is happening and why, allowing us to improve the process. In this course, we will look into the modern beer production process, from raw material to the finished beer. To understand the subject, the course starts with a general introduction to fermentation, why fermentation happens, what happens, and how to provide the right conditions for it to happen. The course then continues with the beer production process, starting with the raw materials and how they change during each step of the process. Moreover, how the raw material will influence, and be influenced by, the yeast responsible for producing the taste and alcohol will be presented. The environmental impact of beer production and how the waste can be treated will also be discussed. After finishing the course, the students should be able to brew their own beer.
The course is given in English.
All material is available through the university digital learning platform (Canvas) which will be accessible when the course starts. All lectures are pre-recorded and the exams are multiple choice questions (taking questions from a database) so there is no real schedule for the course as there are no real planned meetings. Recommended literature is available in digital form via the university webpage with detailed instructions given in the Canvas.