The American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) and Brewers Association (BA) are collaborating to produce a series of videos that demonstrate fundamental methods related to brewing quality beer. Each video focuses on a distinct method and walks the viewer through effective execution in a real brewery environment.
These videos outline methods that are essential for ensuring consistent production of high quality beer. ASBC and BA have prioritized techniques that require only the most essential laboratory tools that every brewery should own. The videos also serve as an introduction to the renowned ASBC Methods of Analysis. This invaluable resource provides industry professionals the guidance necessary to evaluate everything from barley and hops to wort and beer, as well as filtering aids, packaging materials and even sensory analysis methods.
Fundamental Methods Related to Brewing Microbiology
ASBC Microbiological Control 1a: Aseptic sampling of beer in process
Aseptic sampling technique is an essential skill for attaining a sample from a tank or process point that is representative of the beer or wort to be evaluated. This video demonstrates the ASBC Methods of Analysis aseptic sampling technique, applied to wort stability testing.
ASBC Microbiological Control 5l: Differential culture media for lactobacillus and pediococcus (HLP media)
Hsu’s Lactobacillus and Pediococcus (HLP) media can be employed to screen for common beer spoilers, while selecting against other organisms, such as yeast, gram negative bacteria and aerobic microbes. This video outlines the ASBC Methods of Analysis technique for utilizing HLP media in a brewery.