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Emerging Voices: Ingredients for Success at AIChE’s Beer Brewing Competition

Emerging Voices

Beer brewing is one of the oldest known batch processes. Not only is beer brewing near and dear to the hearts of many chemical engineers, but it is inexorably linked to chemical engineering. The brewing process involves chemical engineering principles such as enzymatic conversion, extraction, heat transfer, microbial fermentation, and separations, among many others. This is one of the reasons AIChE’s Young Professionals Committee launched the AIChE Beer Brewing Competition (ABBC) back in 2017.

To compete in last year’s competition in Boston, a former classmate of mine, Dan Amichetti, and I formed our homebrew team, Barley Bioprocessing. We were fortunate enough to take home Best of Show honors for our Festbier. We had an absolute blast and are looking forward to defending our title this year in Phoenix, AZ. We were able to get our team started up quickly and wanted to share some tips on how you can join in on the fun this year too...

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