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Principles of Brewing (FOOD20007)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Dookie)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeFOOD20007
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students will attend an intensive at the Dookie Campus. Over this intensive, students will have a mixture of theory classes and practical classes in covering the processes of mashing, hopped wort production and fermentation to produced beer. After maturing and conditioning the beer will be packaged by students and used for sensory assessment.

The content includes:

  • agricultural inputs to the brewing
  • processing of grain for brewing
  • organisation of the brewing process.
  • mashing of grain & production of hopped wort
  • fermentation of hopped wort and conditioning , stabilisation and packaging of beer
  • economics and marketing in the brewing industry

Note – Beer tasting is compulsory. Participants must be 18 years or over

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to :

  • identify the raw materials for brewing
  • describe how the different brewing process are organised during production
  • explain the effects of malting, kilning and roasting on grain
  • describe different types of mashing and their uses
  • describe changes in wort during the boiling process
  • explain how the contribution of hops to wort changes with time
  • explain how yeast is prepared for fermentation
  • describe methods for conditioning, filtering and stabilising beer
  • describe the current economic state of the Australian and world brewing industries
  • explain the marketing approaches taken by different brewing companies

Last updated: 18 July 2019