From having too much of it or not enough, all brewers encounter problems with their beer foam from time to time. In this lecture from UC Davis’ Beer Quality series, Charlie “the Pope of foam” Bamforth discusses how to work backwards to solve your beer foam issues. He’ll cover common problems in dispensing and sanitation, using ultrafiltration to test stability and how to test for negative materials in your foam.
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Charlie Bamforth was the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences and is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at UC Davis. While at UC Davis, Bamforth’s research covered a variety of areas, including the enzymology of the brewing process, foam stability, preventing oxidation in wort and beer and alternative paradigms for beer production. He has authored or co-authored over a dozen books on the subject of brewing, and is currently a senior quality advisor at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education is the lifelong learning arm of the University of California, Davis. Their Professional Brewing Programs, and the world-renowned Master Brewers Certificate Program, have trained thousands of home and professional brewers in science, engineering and business aspects of brewing and running a brewery.