Day 303

Today was the first class of Filtration, Carbonation and Finishing class, hereafter to be known as FCF. It was a bit of a flail as the instructor, Curtis, is new and was working off of course slides from 2012. Most of the information covered was review from Bio and Chem from last semester, with the first two lessons being covered in about 2 hours. Six hours are allocated, as it's a compressed double class. Curtis has all kinds of experience in brewing and got his Masters at Heriot-Watt with Rob, so I'm sure he's knowledgeable and will get in a …

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Day 17

I had every intention of going to the brewery early to help out before my classes; alas, someone forgot to set her alarm the night before. So I showed up to school bright and early at 11-ish, just in time for Intro to Brewing at 11:30. We had Michael Pugh come in from EcoLab to give us a presentation on the chemicals used in the brewery and appropriate safety procedures for transporting and using them. Pretty straight-forward if you have any common sense at all. There was a short online true/false test after that most of us did right after …

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