As a membership benefit, webinars are currently offered free to ASBC Individual and Student Members and $49 for non-members.
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Craft Brewing Webinars: Grow Your Own Lab
Webinars created by the ASBC Craft Brewing Committee especially for those new to the brewing industry who are looking to start or improve their brewing laboratory.
Introduction to General Brewing Lab Set-up
Broadcast Date: January 14, 2015
This webinar will review the basic equipment needed to set up a brewing laboratory and perform the required testing.
Introduction to Brewing Microbiology
Broadcast Date: February 4, 2015
This webinar will cover the basics of brewing microbiology for small breweries (<15,000 bbl/year). Topics include an introduction to sterile sampling technique, sterile plating technique, different applications for a microscope, and the use of ATP luminometers.
Introduction to Malt and Its Impact on Brewing and Beer Quality
Broadcast Date: February 20, 2015
This webinar presents a systematic overview of typical malt quality traits and the significance of numbers in brewing processes and beer quality.
Introduction to Brewing Lab Chemistry
Broadcast Date: September 30, 2015
The presentation covers the basics of tests, methods, lab safety, and analytics for new and expanding brewing labs.
These short webinars are designed for those in the beer industry looking to start or maintain a strong taste panel. Many of these topics were chosen by ASBC member sensory committee scientists based on the most frequently asked questions they receive. Each webinar is produced by experts in the sensory world (mostly in beer) who have many years of experience dealing with each of these topics.
Broadcast Date: April 15, 2014
Covers the selection, preparation, and standardization of beer flavor training standards.
Broadcast Date: May 13, 2014
A discussion of methods of evaluating hop aromas, hop-derived flavors, and their origins, and major hop varieties and their most common sensory descriptors.
Choosing and Training Panelists
Broadcast Date: July 22, 2014
Highlights the basics of choosing and training panelists, including the initial selection phase, panelist training, and lexicon development.
Validating Your Panel
Broadcast Date: August 28, 2014
Covers panelist validation, including what it means to be validated, panelist data tracking, and analysis including attribute recognition and consistency in scaling.
Introduction to Hop Selection
Broadcast Date: September 22, 2014
Covers the very basics of hop selection. It highlights the main objectives of selections, explains how to evaluate hops, and identifies physical flaws in samples. In addition, it details some best practices for preparing for selections in advance. This webinar is open access.
Maintaining a Well-Tuned Machine
Broadcast Date: October 7, 2014
Maintaining panelist motivation, performance, and participation is a constant challenge. These tips and tricks will assist in maintaining a panel’s proficiency and enthusiasm.
Introduction to Sensory Statistics
Broadcast Date: March 31, 2015
This webinar will untangle how statistics can be used in the brewery to make quality assurance decisions and remind viewers of good sensory practices from the standpoint of minimizing biases and error.