Day 63 – Tuesday, Nov 4

I know I’ve said it before and will likely say it every week until I graduate, but the day in the brewery really is my favourite day. My group was on the pilot system making a holiday beer called I’m Dreaming of a Wit Christmas. It is, as you might have guessed, a Belgian Wit with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and citrus added to it. It’s funny, I was feeling pretty confident that I knew the system after the Pilot SOP midterm assignment, but it didn’t take long for it to remind me that I’d only been on it 4 times. Mistakes …

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Day 42

Brewery day! I <3 Tuesdays! It was our turn on the pilot systems, where we made a historical Czech beer called Pivo Grodziskie. It was made entirely with smoked wheat; I am intrigued by what this is going to taste like. As well as brewing, we were putting the finishing touches on our midterm for this class where we were asked to create a Standard Operating Procedures manual for the pilot system in under 500 words. My editing skills got a real workout – my initial draft was about 1200 words. I gave up at 507 words (a copy is here if …

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