SRJC Course Outlines

6/25/2024 11:16:49 AMBREW 100 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  BREW 100Title:  FUND FERM SCIENCE  
Full Title:  Fundamentals of Fermentation Science
Last Reviewed:5/23/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Overview of beer brewing including history, malting, brewing, fermentation, finishing, and packaging, with a focus on ingredients and their effect on color, aroma, and flavor.

Concurrent Enrollment in BREW 112

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
Must be age 18 or older

Schedule of Classes Information
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Overview of beer brewing including history, malting, brewing, fermentation, finishing, and packaging, with a focus on ingredients and their effect on color, aroma, and flavor.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in BREW 112
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:Must be age 18 or older
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.   Describe the raw materials used in brewing and their sources.
2.   Demonstrate the impact of various ingredients on finished beer through creation of beer recipes.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.   Identify different microbes encountered in beer production and their influence on the final product.      
2.   Describe the chemical pathways in fermentation and how they are impacted by their environment.      
3.   Describe the impact of brewing water composition on final product.       
4.   Identify options for carbohydrate sources in brewing and their impact on final product.      
5.   Describe the cultivation and processing of hops and how they influence beer.      
6.   Describe the stages of the brewing process.      
7.   Create recipes for beer to show knowledge of ingredients.      
8.   Troubleshoot problems in brewing, fermentation, finishing, and packaging.

Topics and Scope
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I.    History of fermented foods                  
II.   Regulatory agencies - licensing and reporting      
III.  Yeast and bacteria                  
     A. Beneficial microbes             
      B. Favorable conditions            
     C. Problem microbes and their control            
     D. Sources of microbes            
     E. Microbes and beer style            
IV.  Biochemical pathways in fermentation                  
     A. Glycolysis            
     B. Products and byproducts            
     C. Precursors            
     D. Required nutrients            
     E.  Environmental impacts (temperature, pH, clarity)            
     F.  Post fermentation changes            
V.   Brewing ingredients                  
     A. Water            
      1.  History vs. current practices      
      2.  Composition and influence on beer style      
     B. Carbohydrate sources            
      1.  History      
      2.  Types of barley      
      3.  Favorable growing conditions      
      4.  Stages of malting      
      5.  Chemical changes during malting       
            a.   Enzyme induced       
            b.  Heat induced      
     C.  Other grains and adjuncts            
VI.   Hops                  
     A. History and current trends            
     B. Types of hops            
     C. Favorable growing conditions            
     D. Aroma and flavor influence            
     E. Hop products (green, dried, whole, pellets)            
VII.  Stages of Brewing (wort production)                  
     A. Milling            
     B. Mashing            
     C. Lautering            
     D. Boiling            
     E. Cooling            
VIII. Fermentation                  
     A. Fermenter design            
     B. Optimal conditions            
     C. Changes            
     D. Temperature control            
     E. Flocculation/clarifying            
IX.  Maturation                  
     A. Optimal conditions            
     B. Changes            
X.  Finishing                  
     A. Beer clarification            
     B. Filtration            
     C. Carbonation            
XI.  Packaging                   
      A. Container types
     B. Effects on finished beer            
XII. Bottling and Kegging                  
     A. Filling methods            
     B. Optimal storage conditions

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1. Reading in required text, 20 - 40 pages per week
2. Research and report on a creative new ingredient or procedure being used in the brewing industry (5-10 pages)
3. Problem solving simulation exercise
4. Quizzes, midterm and final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 40%
Research report; simulation exercise
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Problem solving simulation exercise
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Quizzes, midterm and final: multiple choice, true/false, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Beer and Ingredients, The Ultimate Beer Ingredient Guide, What does What. Take your homebrew to the next level, homebrew's ingredient guide. By Patrick Klungle 2nd Edition (2012)      
Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers (Brewing Elements), by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski 1st Edition (2013)      
Instructor prepared materials

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