Jun 13, 2024  
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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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CHEM 310 - Science of Brewing


Credits: (4)
This course will examine the science of brewing beer. Although beer is generally made from simple ingredients (water, hops, yeast, malt, etc.), the process of making beer and the scientific principles related to brewing can be quite complex. For example, the study of malting barley includes genetics, protein science, chemical reaction pathways to create simple sugars, etc. Laboratory experiments devoted to water analysis using atomic absorption, gas phase analysis of hops’ aromas, ultraviolet-visible spectrometry analysis of alpha and beta acids in hops, liquid density analysis to confirm alcohol content, and others will be included in this course. The experiments developed for this class will expose students to scientific instrumentation that they might not otherwise have access to as part of their required coursework. No alcohol will be consumed as part of this course. Lecture and Lab. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 101-CHEM 102 Spring, Odd Years



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