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Midwest Craft Brewers Learning Series - Spring 2020

Don't miss this learning opportunity at THE LAB!

Experiment and learn in a hands-on environment about what effects the quality of your beer and how to correct off-flavors.  

Get first hand instruction from Terese Barta, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology at UW-Stevens Point.

When:

March 16th & 17th , 2020
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Where:

THE LAB
767 Eustis Street, Suite 115
St. Paul, MN  55114

Cost:

$250 for one day attendance
Build your knowledge and save $100 for a second day!
$400 for attending two days

Lunch is included.
 

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AGENDA
 

Monday, March 16th

Morning

  1. Introduction to beer spoilers (lecture)
  2. SOPs of lab work; introduce aseptic techniques; handwashing
  3. Aseptic collection of beer samples from fermenters
  4. Sampling from packaged products (hands-on)

--LUNCH BREAK--

Afternoon

  1. Media used for testing
  2. Testing methods (hands-on)
  3. Diagnosing problems/Q&A

 

Tuesday, March 17th

Morning

  1. Introduction to the microscope (workshop)
  2. Staining methods
  3. Hands-on simple staining/observing yeast and bacteria in the scope

--LUNCH BREAK—

Afternoon

  1. Differential staining: Gram stain
  2. Yeast counting: use of the hemacytometer
  3. Viability staining
  4. Wrap up/Q&A