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KPU Brewing Chemistry Basics Course

KPU Brewing Chemistry Basics Course

August 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – August 29, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
KPU Civic Plaza Campus
13485 Central Ave
Surrey, BC V3T 0K2

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is home to BC’s only Brewing & Brewery Operations Diploma program and, this summer, we’ll be offering a Brewing Chemistry Basics continuing studies short course that’s open to the public.

Whether you’re prepping for first-year brewing science, are an avid homebrewer or simply like geeking out over beer, this Brewing Chemistry Basics course will help you understand the chemical foundation of beer and the science behind it.

Join KPU Brewing diploma instructor Martina Solano Bielen (M.Sc. Microbiology) for four evenings at KPU’s new Surrey Civic Plaza, conveniently located just steps from the Surrey Central Skytrain station.

— Dates and Times —
Mondays & Thursdays
Aug. 19, 22, 26 & 29
6:30-9:30 pm
$250 + GST
KPU Civic Plaza Campus
Surrey, BC

— Course Format —
The program will consist of four evening classes where participants will learn applicable brewing chemistry topics, such as concentrations, dilutions, acids and bases, pH scale and acid-base reactions, along with solving different problem sets.

In each class, the topics will be taught and the students will work together in a collaborative environment to solve different problems related to the topics reviewed in class.

— Content Covered —
• Periodic table
• Atoms and ions
• Unit analysis
• Molarity
• Calculating concentrations of brewing salts and additions
• Dilution/concentration of wort/beer
• Dilution of brewing chemicals
• Acids and bases
• Conjugated acid-base pairs
• Acid strength
• The pH Scale
• Calculating pH and pOH
• Acid-base indicators
• Acid-base titrations
• End point vs equivalence point
• Caustic detergent strengths
• Total acidity of beer

— Learn How To —
• Convert units
• Calculate solution concentrations (salts, sugars, additions)
• Measure pH levels
• Use titration-based kits

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