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Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei in Berlin (VLB) e.V. is located in Berlin and is happy to offer its expertise in process control for a brewery. Process control is the science and practice of continuously monitoring and adjusting the variables that affect a system to ensure consistent and optimal results. When it comes to brewing, understanding and implementing process control techniques can elevate your beer-making skills to new heights. In the realm of brewing, process control involves precise management of various factors such as temperature, time, pH levels, and ingredient ratios. By maintaining tight control over these parameters, you can fine-tune the brewing process to achieve desired flavours, aromas, and overall quality. This seminar covers the basics of process control within a brewery and also offers a basic overview of how to set up a quality assurance plan in a brewery. Thereby allowing breweries to effectively address quality questions or uncover potential problems.

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Jan Biering
Head of Research Institute for Beer and Beverage Production

Jan Biering currently Head of Research Institute for Beer and Beverage Production (FIBGP) and consultant. Since 2021, he is responsible for the Research Institute for Beer and Beverage Production, including consultancy in breweries worldwide with a focus in technological issues, recipe development and troubleshooting and microbiological issues. He is also involved in education and training for different courses at the VLB that includes the craft brewing course to the certified brewmaster course

Earlier he was the plant manager, Schlossbrauerei Schwarzbach from 2003-2011and was responsible for beer production from raw material intake till final filled product in bottles and kegs. Responsibilities included brew house work, fermentation and filtration. His field of activity included Quality management, consumer relations and production of alcohol-free beverages.

Jan has a Dipl.-Ing Biotechnology/ Brewing science (1997-2003) which he received from the Technical University of Berlin/Germany and has also done an apprenticeship as brewer and maltster (1995- 1997) at Kulmbacher Brauereien, Kulmbach, Germany.

Gayatri Mehta

Gayatri Mehta currently serves as a Research Assistant at VLB Berlin, a renowned institute in the brewing industry. Her involvement spans research, training, education, and service provision. In the Department of Bioprocess Engineering and Applied Microbiology (BEAM), Gayatri focuses on advancing fermented beverages like Kombucha through pioneering research to enhance quality and flavour. With a brewing journey that began at the Barking Deer Brew Pub and Restaurant in Mumbai (2013-2014), Gayatri managed the entire production process, from ingredient sourcing to quality control. She handled various tasks, including CIP, malt milling, brew house operation, yeast pitching, and sensory evaluation. At the Research Institute of Beer and Beverage Analysis (FIBGA) at VLB Berlin (2018-2022), Gayatri significantly contributed to commercial turbidity analysis, shelf-life research, and stability studies. Her expertise extended to the Research Institute for Spirits, Analytical Technology, and Sensory Analysis (FISAS), where she led protein analysis and innovative projects, including a rapid forced aging test for beer. Active in sensory panels, she demonstrated her nuanced sensory evaluation skills. Gayatri holds a Master's degree in Biological Sciences from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (2010-2013). Her dedication to professional growth led her to become a certified Brewmaster from VLB Berlin in 2015.