Craft Beer Laboratory Skills 1: Basic Laboratory Skills

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Craft Beer Laboratory Skills 1: Basic Laboratory Skills
Level: Beginner
Lecture Hours: 4.00
Lab Hours: 4.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00


This course will establish a foundation in laboratory skills and safety. We'll discuss basic math generally needed for work in the lab, including significant figures, rounding, and conversions. We will focus on the importance of SOPs and proper documentation of data. Additional topics include measurement uncertainty and brewery critical control points. We will provide an overview of equipment generally found in brewery labs, discussing and performing pH measurement, pipetting, serial dilutions, linear calibration of the spectrophotometer, basic microscopy, and specific gravity measurement using a refractometer.