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Instructor Info:Christopher Jarvis
Office Extension x5580
Term: 2014S
Meeting Info: Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Cole Science Center B2
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Cole Science Center B10
Description: Beer brewing is a complex process encompassing the manipulation of four essential raw materials: barley malt, brewing water, hops and yeast. Hops contribute significant attributes to the final beer and an understanding of the impact is crucial for the brewer and brewing scientist. Hop chemistry is only about 100 years old and after a flurry of activity in the early years, the focus of many brewing scientists has largely turned to other issues. There remain many hop-related questions of interest to the brewer that have not yet been addressed. We will, working in small groups, begin reading the literature closely and developing experimental protocols to answer some of these important questions. Preference will be given to those who have taken Zymurgy or Advanced Brewing Microbiology. Prerequisite: college-level Chemistry is required and Organic Chemistry is recommended.