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.
For consistent excellence in your final beer, you need to successfully manage yeast and microorganisms during fermentation. In this course, you will consider the role of yeast in your beer recipe and how to manage fermentation to produce your desired flavor profile. You'll identify the conditions needed to manage yeast for healthy production and practice evaluating yeast health ahead of fermentation. Finally, you will fine-tune yeast pitching rates and develop the skills to troubleshoot yeast-related issues revealed during fermentation. With this experience, you'll be better positioned to manage the health and vitality of your yeast and to achieve your final beer flavor goals.
Key Course Takeaways
- Choose the appropriate yeast for your recipe and desired outcome
- Evaluate yeast health before fermentation
- Handle yeast correctly to achieve flavor goals
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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
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