Craft brewers are usually tight on capital spending–especially when it comes to lab and quality assurance operations. UV-Vis spectrophotometry is a (relatively) cheaper option that most small- to mid-sized craft brewers can use effectively for quantifying a variety of analytes found throughout the brewing process. This webinar will provide common uses of the UV-Vis spectrophotometer in brewing applications and how it’s uniquely suited to helping the QA process in a small- to mid-sized craft brewery.
As an attendee, you will learn more about:
- A brief overview of the brewing process
- Identify key aspects of brewing chemistry in the process
- How we utilize the UV-Spec for key analyses
- How to identify which changes in the process to make from the data provided
Rick Blankemeier left the world of natural gas process engineering for the realm of craft beer and hasn’t looked back. Rick helped establish the standard operating procedures for QA and QC at Stone Brewing, as well as for the barrel and small-batch program. Rick has given presentations and seminars on quality assurance and spectrophotometry at Southern California MBAA technical meetings and the 2013 and 2014 Craft Brewers Conference. Rick holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He currently works as the quality assurance manager at Stone Brewing.
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