The following applies to most classes, and any differences will be listed above in Event Details.
Participate in-person or via live webinar (live webinar attendees will be able to watch the speaker, hear the speaker, and view the presentation materials, as well as ask questions via the moderator....recordings will not be available).
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. White Labs and this hotel are located in an industrial section of San Diego, approximately 20 minutes or longer from downtown or the beaches. If you are looking for a more up-scale hotel or location, please write us for suggestions.
Sign up: Call 1-888-5-Yeast-5 or log on to Yeastman, White Labs' tracking and ordering system. If you are a customer, log into your account and follow the tab to "Other Merchandise," and scroll to the bottom of the page. In checkout ignore the part about ship date. If you are not an existing customer, follow the link to "I am not currently a customer."
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More information: 1-888-5-YEAST-5 or write us.
White Labs reserves the right to cancel classes 30 days + prior to commencement in the rare cases enrollment goals are not met or for other reasons. It is recommended that attendees do not pay or reserve travel arrangements until 30 days prior to a class to avoid change fees or other expenses. White Labs will refund enrollment costs but not other expenses (such as airline cancellation or change fees) for cancelled classes.
Already been through Yeast Essentials for Brewers or want more in-depth education on yeast? This two-day workshop will explore fermentation control points and how to maintain optimal yeast performance as well as develop desired flavor compounds. This course will also cover off-flavor detection and sensory of different yeast strains, as well as troubleshooting problem fermentations. Two lab sections will be included, covering details on setting up a brewery lab, brewery quality control programs, and general lab techniques to implement these QC programs. (The lab sections are not available for the webinar participants, and thus the cost is lower for the webinar; the cost is $100 lower for both the live workshop and the webinar).
The Yeast Essentials workshops are the most popular classes offered by White Labs as the instructors provide practical tips and help to turn brewers into yeast handling and fermentation experts.
The first three workshops were held in 2012, and four more were held in 2013. In 2014, for the first time, two-day and one-day Yeast Essentials workshops were offered. Entering the third full year of Yeast Essentials classes, White Labs advises folks to enroll early as these classes have sold-out in the past.
A sampling of comments from the Yeast Essentials Workshop in Asheville, N.C., in May 2014:
"The White Labs Yeast Essentials course helped our brewery by providing information on how to improve yeast health, resulting in better fermentations, and most importantly, great and consistent beer."
"Now I know how easy it is to set up a lab at our brewery and how much it will benefit our products and our bottom line."
Andy Cubbin, Southern Appalachian Brewery
"The White Labs girls are a hoot!"
"Informative, technically interactive and fun."
Erik Walp, brewer, Neshaminy Creek Brewing
"The course was informative and practical. Our brewery will implement what we learned in the workshop."
Chip Gaul, RJ Rockers Brewing Company
"The White Labs team has done a magnificent job of combining complex information into a practical, user-friendly lecture. The information presented can be practically utilized in your present brewing operations to improve overall brewery performance."
David Doble, head brewer, Tampa Bay Brewing Company
"Even if you have been brewing a while, the information will still benefit what you do day to day."
"A must for anyone involved in or interested in brewing."