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Chemistry of Beer

The University of Oklahoma via Janux

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This course covers the process of brewing from grain to final bottle product and the chemical and biochemical process involved in each step. Students will be required to utilize previous knowledge in General and Organic chemistry to understand: analytical techniques in brewing, chemistry of the ingredients and products, and the molecules involved in the biochemical processes. During the course, students will also learn the similarities and differences between beer styles, home and commercial brewing processes, and analytical techniques. There is a great deal of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry involved in the malting, mashing and fermentation process and understanding the chemistry behind the flavor, aroma, and color of beer. Students should have a basic knowledge of general and organic chemistry.

Taught by

Mark Morvant, PhD


5.0 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

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  • Daniel Tose
    Great course that dives in deep on the chemistry behind our favorite potent potable. If you don't have some good grounding in chemistry, you will be pretty lost with a lot of it and will have to put in extra time.
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