ChBE Distinguished Alumni Seminar Series: Jaime Jurado on The Secret Life of Brewers' Yeast
Friday, November 5, 2010
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Room 1110 Kim Engineering Building (Lecture Hall)
Professor Sheryl Ehrman
The Secret Life of Brewer's Yeast: the Interface of Biochemistry, Fermentation Engineering, and Flavor
Jaime Jurado (B.S. '83)
Director of Brewing Operations for the Gambrinus Company
Former President of the Master Brewers Association of America
Much of the world's social history has been framed around that famous, ancient convivial 'beverage of moderation': beer. To explore the relationship between beer quality and fermentation, we use underpinning biochemistry and fundamentals from fermentation engineering to make our beers consistently and to obtain flavors which the Master Brewer desires. After an overview of the biochemistry of yeast fermentation, and sharing of some implications of fermentation engineering, several examples of commonly identified beer flavors and their modification are discussed.