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Old 07-09-2008, 07:04 PM   #1
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Can someone recommend a great school to get a brew master degree from? and ones to avoid?


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Old 07-09-2008, 07:12 PM   #2
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I keep hearing of MANY who've gone to UC Davis...


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Old 07-09-2008, 07:13 PM   #3
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That's actually pretty easy, because there are only a few brew schools available in the US. I haven't heard bad things about any of them.

http://www.beertown.org/education/schools.html
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There are several great schools in the United States. These two have been highly recommended to me many times, and are definitely worth looking into.

UC Davis (Davis, California)
http://extension.ucdavis.edu/unit/br..._source=all_DM


Siebel Institute (Chicago, Illinois)
http://www.siebelinstitute.com/course_desc/
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There's also the Fermentation Science degree at OSU, Corvallis, OR. OSU is one of the leading universities in the world for hop and barley research.

OSU grads have been brewing all the way back to Mr. Blitz and the Widmer brothers, more recently.
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I keep hearing of MANY who've gone to UC Davis...
I'm actually sitting 20 minutes away from UC davis at this very moment.

To think they have sweet sweet brewing action going on right now is hotter than the idea of college girls downing all that homebrew.

Well, not quite, but still...
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There is a beer science and history class at Western KY University, where they learn how to homebrew..
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Thanks for the info everyone....

I'd really like to hear a opinion on some of the schools by graduates of the programs.

Was it worth it? Is is a good program? Etc.

Davis and Siebel seem good from their websites.

The Fermentation Science seems really indepth, I think it's a 4 year degree. Half of the faculty instruct at Davis as well.

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Thanks for the info everyone....

I'd really like to hear a opinion on some of the schools by graduates of the programs.

Was it worth it? Is is a good program? Etc.
The only way I can answer this question is with another question: Why do you want to do this? To be a better homebrewer? To go pro? Why?

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To go pro, I have a friend opening a winery and hes thinking about adding a small brewery to it.


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