​ASBC Lab Proficiency Program Webinar​

​Broadcast Date: September 13, 2018

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​Webinar Summary

The ASBC Laboratory Profic​iency Program (LPP) is an important quality tool for laboratories testing brewing raw materials and the final brewed products. Participation in an LPP is one of the few w​ays in which a laboratory can compare its performance with that of other laboratories. Formerly known as the Check Sample Service, the ASBC recently revised and re-launched its LPP with a new online interface and statistical reports. The webinar will serve as an introduction to the available programs for both new and continuing subscribers as well as benefits for your laboratory and use the reports to improve your laboratory performance.


Webiar Takeaways:

  • ​Become familiar with the revised LLP sample types and frequency
  • Discover the benefits and value of proficiency testing in laboratory quality control programs
  • Learn how to interpret the statistical reports to monitor your laboratory performance

Who Should Attend:

  • Individuals responsible for quality testing of beer and brewing raw materials and oversight of analytical laboratories
  • Laboratory Mangers, Quality Managers, Laboratory Technicians

About the Presenter


Aaron MacLeod

Aaron MacLeod
Hartwick College

Aaron MacLeod has been involved with malting and brewing quality testing and research for 14 years and is currently the Director of the Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage. The Center provides quality testing for beer and brewing raw materials such as barley, malt and hops. Previously, Aaron was a chemist in the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Research Laboratory where he was responsible for providing quality assurance for malting barley grown in western Canada and conducted research on factors affecting malting barley quality and quality measurement methods. Aaron is also a member of the ASBC Technical Committee presents frequently on topics related to malting and brewing science and quality testing methods. Aaron earned his B.Sc.​ degree in chemistry from the University of Western Ontario in 2004.