Nick Mader surveyed 16 breweries, including Firestone, Allagash, Boulevard, Stone, and Russian River to determine the keys to success when producing wild beers and conventional beers in the same brewery.
Dave Baughman (Allied Boiler & Supply) talks about boiler safety, mistakes many brewers make when purchasing steam boilers, and the pros and cons of atmospheric vs forced draft boilers.
Leo Chan discusses methods for automated yeast cell counting, measuring viability, and other physiological properties. Recent work includes collaboration at Harpoon Brewery to count cells in products with high residuals, and collaboration at University of Maine to improve methods for counting Brettanomyces.
Is your local community college handing out Brewmaster certificates? Is that curriculum aligned with the demands of the industry? Susan Welch (Skagit Valley Malting & VP of MBAA) and Katy Orr (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company) discuss a joint effort between leading organizations to assist academic institutions in building programs to train tomorrow's brewers.
Alastair Pringle discusses his presentation at the WBC: Brewing Innovation - Why you need it and how you can get it.