Kaylyn Kirkpatrick is the Technical Brewing Projects Coordinator for the Brewers Association (BA). Before starting at the BA, Kaylyn managed the Cornell University Brewing Extension program, which provides analytical lab services, educational content, and brewing resources to the craft beer community in New York State. Kaylyn earned her Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Colorado State University and a Master’s degree in food science from Oregon State University, where she studied in the Brewing Science Lab. She has a brewing and distilling diploma from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in London and previously worked as a beer chemist at New Belgium Brewing Co. in Fort Collins, Colorado.
It is often said that malt is the soul of beer, and it plays an important role as the source of nutrients and sugars that carry forward into fermentation and your finished product. Selecting the right malt and managing the malt quality are key to a good finished beer. In this course, you will explore different malts and their impact on the wort. You'll then read and interpret malt Certificates of Analysis so that you can choose and purchase the correct malt for each recipe you create. By the end of this course, you'll be better prepared to select the ideal malts to optimize your beer recipe.
Key Course Takeaways
- Determine how malt will impact your wort and, ultimately, your finished beer
- Interpret Certificate of Analysis specifications from maltsters
- Decide which malts to use to optimize your beer recipe
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How It Works
3-5 hours per week
100% online, instructor-led
Who Should Enroll
- Homebrewers and hobbyists
- Brewery startups
- Equipment vendors
- Malt suppliers
- Homebrew retailers
- Brewery apprentices and career starters
- Brewery employees looking to expand their knowledge