Training future brewers at UC Davis: New LEED Platinum facility
[Narrator:] From the University of California at Davis, this is NewsWatch.
[Paul Pfotenhauer:] Inside this laboratory there is no finer place anywhere to train future brewers."
[Paul Pfotenhauer:] This is a man who believes that one must treat beer with the respect and reverence it deserves. Charles Bamforth is a UC Davis professor who teaches the art of brewing.
[Charles Bamforth, UC Davis Malting and Brewing Scientist:] Well, the brewing process is very complex, very sophisticated. We have to germinate the grain, dry it, extract it and take a liquid and boil it with hops and then we have to cool it and ferment it with yeast.
[Paul Pfotenhauer:] Bamforth's "introduction to brewing" course is one of the most popular classes on campus. In it, Bamforth tells students that brewing beer is more complex than making wine.
[Charles Bamforth:] All the unit operations involved in making beer ---there are many more of them and each of them has to be done exactly right.
[Paul Pfotenhauer:] Recently, UC Davis opened its state of the art brewing laboratory — part of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.
[Paul Pfotenhauer:] The students who work in this lab are all graduate student biochemists and interested in careers in commercial breweries. Lindsay Guerdrum, says one of the biggest challenges facing commercial brewers is maintaining flavor stability.
[Lindsay Guerdrum, UC Davis Food Science Graduate Student:] After coming from this program it is much easier to detect out flavors and I have become a bit more snobby and more critical with different beers and I have definitely gained an appreciation for consistency in brewing.
[Paul Pfotenhauer:] The UC Davis brewing program is the oldest of its kind in the U.S. Paul Pfotenhauer, reporting from UC Davis.
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- Full article at: http://broadcast.ucdavis.edu/search/broadcast_detail.lasso?id=461
- Original Air Date: February 14, 2011
- Total Run Time: 00:01:46
- Paul Pfotenhauer, UC Davis News Service, (530) 752-6397, email@example.com