The Craft Brewing Handbook: A Practical Guide to Running a Successful Craft Brewery covers the practical and technical aspects required to set up and grow a successful craft brewing business. With coverage of equipment options, raw material choice, the brewing process, recipe development and beer styles, packaging, quality assurance and quality control, sensory evaluation, common faults in beer, basic analyses, and strategies to minimize utilities, such as water and energy, this book is a one-stop shop for the aspiring brewer.
The craft brewing sector has grown significantly around the world over the past decade. Many new breweries are technically naïve and have a thirst for knowledge. This book not only covers how to maximize the chances of getting production right the first time, it also deals with the inevitable problems that arise and what to do about them.
- Focuses on the practical aspects of craft brewing
- Features chapters on equipment choice, QA/QC and analyses, and beer styles
- Provides insights into successful breweries around the globe
1. Introduction 2. Beer styles and recipe development: what should I brew? 3. Equipment options for craft brewing 4. Raw materials 5. Brewhouse operations 6. Fermentation 7. Packaging 8. Quality Assurance/Quality Control and product testing 9. Sensory evaluation of beer 10. Common faults in beer 11. Minimizing utilities and dealing with effluent Appendix: Legislation, Health and Safety Requirements and Reporting Requirements for Breweries
Dr. Smart is the head of Brewing Services at Campden BRI. He has over 25 years' experience of leading technical and business development teams across industry, research and academia. His previous roles include Deputy Development Director at the University of Nottingham, Global Science Business Partner at Cadbury Schweppes, and Manager of Food Knowledge & Know-how, the London and South East of England Regional Food Technology Transfer Centre. He manages the sensory, microbiology, environmental and new product development teams at Campden BRI's brewing division - including the extensive plant for malting and brewing research.