9 episodes

A podcast about quality control in the brewery

Check your beer Amy and Julie

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A podcast about quality control in the brewery

    Interview with Ellen Dillenbeck of Switchback Brewing Company

    Interview with Ellen Dillenbeck of Switchback Brewing Company

    Ellen has been at Switchback Brewing Co. for five years. Learn how she got started in the beer industry and found her way into the lab at Switchback, and iconic Vermont brewery. 

    Ellen shares her day to day tasks, what types of media she uses for looking for microbial spoilers and hoe she decided which ones to use in the brewery. Find out some of the resources she used when just starting out and what her favorite part of working at this employee owned brewery is.

    • 18 min
    Dissolved Oxygen Control

    Dissolved Oxygen Control

    Oxygen in the brewery, where you want it, where you don't. How to measure, where to measure, when to measure and tips on how to reduce and control unwanted oxygen pickup. A must listen for all packaging breweries!

    Resources:
    https://www.mbaa.com/meetings/archive/2019conference/proceedings/Documents/2019Presentations/14_Bell.pdf
    https://www.mbaa.com/meetings/districtpresentations/DistrictPresentations/2013_02_07-DO%20in%20Breweries.pdf
    https://www.hach.com/cms-portals/hach_com/cms/documents/pdf/LIT2149-how-to-measure-DO-in-a-brewery.pdf

    • 43 min
    SOPs

    SOPs

    In this episode we cover how to write an SOP, what sections to include, and why you need SOPs in your brewery!

    • 28 min
    Sensory Part 2

    Sensory Part 2

    Find out how we set up our taste panels, the pros and cons or pass/fail vs. number scales, descriptions and causes of six common off flavors and how to avoid them in your brewery

    https://www.weberscientific.com/aroxa-uno-kit-beer-flavor-standards-cara-technologies
    https://portal-siebel.lallemand.com/sensory-training-kits
    https://www.flavoractiv.com/beverage/beer/
    https://www.bjcp.org/docs/Beer_faults.pdf

    • 35 min
    Sensory Part 1

    Sensory Part 1

    Sensory evaluation is one of the most important parts of a quality program. Learn how we set up our panels, what you need to get started, on and off flavor training, and how to evaluate beer.

    • 27 min
    Cell counting

    Cell counting

    Cell counting is a great way to improve the consistency and quality of your fermentation. We cover the basics to get you started and leave you with some resources to keep going.

    • 28 min

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