Siebel Institute Essential Quality Control Course

Event Details
Event Date: 
Sep 8, 2014 - Sep 19, 2014
Early Registration: 
Register By: 
Jul 11, 2014

(Please note: This course must be ordered directly from Siebel Institute. Write or call (312) 255-0705 for more information)

Jointly offered by Siebel Institute & White Labs
Hosted at the White Labs facility in San Diego, Calif.

The only course of its type anywhere, the Essential Quality Control Course presents a full range of topics related to QC that will give you the tools required to create beers of the highest quality and consistency. This course will cover all of the most important aspects of a complete QC program; Sensory Evaluation, Analytical testing and Microbiological testing.

The emphasis in this course is practical hands-on learning enhanced by lectures dealing in the sciences behind the techniques. Over the span of 2 weeks, you will learn the tools & procedures used by breweries worldwide to evaluate beer at every important phase, employing standards designed and tested by organizations like the ASBC and EBC.

Jointly offered by Siebel Institute and White Labs, the course is hosted at the White Labs facility in San Diego, Calif. Your learning experience will include extensive practical & theory instruction in areas like:

  • Advanced sensory analysis techniques
  • Taste panel design & management
  • Yeast behavior and management
  • Detection of bacteria
  • Sampling techniques
  • Lab safety and standard practice

Instruction is provided by some of the most recognized experts in brewing including Lyn Kruger of Siebel Institute and Dr. Chris White of White Labs.

Lecture topics include:

  1. Sensory Analysis Training: Flavors associated with Water, Brewhouse, Fermentation, Maturation, Contamination Associated Flavors
  2. The Nature of Yeast
  3. Pure Yeast Cultures: Maintenance, Selection & Propagation
  4. Yeast Viability, Vitality; Cell Concentration/ Pitching
  5. Wort Spoilage Bacteria
  6. Beer Spoilage Bacteria
  7. The Spoilage Potential of Beer
  8. Detection of Contaminants by Bioluminescense
  9. Wild Yeast Detection and Identification
  10. Taste Panels
  11. Dry Yeast
  12. Yeast Growth & Fermentation
  13. Beer Hazes and Sediments
  14. Sampling Techniques and Environmental Hygiene
  15. Microbiology Program for Breweries
  16. Basic Equipment for a QC Lab

You can get complete information on this & our other Siebel Institute courses in the Courses section of our web site at You can contact us with questions at

Hotel information: Holiday Inn, 9335 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, CA. Phone: (858) 695-2300. Mention the name White Labs when you make your reservation for the special corporate rate. The hotel is three blocks from White Labs.

Workshop location: The workshop will be held at White Labs headquarters, 9495 Candida St San Diego CA 92126.

Sign up: Contact Siebel Institute at or (312) 255-0705 for more information or to sign up. To contact White Labs for more information, call 1-888-5-YEAST-5 or write us.

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