Skeptics In The Pub - Zymurgy: The Art and Science of Brewing Beer Event

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Skeptics In The Pub - Zymurgy: The Art and Science of Brewing Beer Event

Time: August 14, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Honest Pint
Street: 35 Patten Parkway
City/Town: Chattanooga, TN 37402
Website or Map: https://maps.google.com/maps?…
Event Type: cfa, event
Organized By: The Chattanooga Freethought Association
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2012

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Zymurgy: The Art and Science of Brewing Beer
Tracy P. Hamilton, Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Abstract: The presentation will present the history of brewing, followed by how to brew beer step by step . The chemical processes at each step are discussed (in simpler terms than he does for professional chemistry audiences), making connections to various undergraduate topics such as kinetics and organic chemistry. The talk will be capped off by a list of important flavor compou

nds (both desirable and undesirable) in beer.

Brief bio: Tracy P. Hamilton is a theoretical chemist by profession, with a PhD from the University of Arkansas in 1987 (Peter Pulay) and a post-doc at the University of Georgia (Henry F. Schaefer III). He is currently an associate professor at UAB. Brewing beer is his only outlet for chemical synthesis. He has been brewing since 1997, and is a certified beer judge (www.bjcp.org). Dr. Hamilton is a member of the Birmingham Brewmasters, a groups dedicated to the appreciation of all beer styles, and to brewing them.

ATTENTION: Because Dr. Hamilton is travelling, we have agreed to pay a travel fee. As a result, we are asking for a free will donation to help cover this ($7 recommended)

The Honest Pint is a 21+ establishment.

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