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Old 01-09-2009, 05:28 AM   #1
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Default I'm Going To Beer College!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's like Homer Simpson's dream some true! I will soon be starting a course at Siebel. I just got home from work and checked my e-mail, and found a message with my registration papers and links to order books. Looks like it's time to start studying again, but somehow I don't see it as being a chore as in the past. Just one more step on my way to the greatest career on earth.


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Old 01-09-2009, 05:35 AM   #2
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Wow, congrats!!!!!

I'm 99% sure I'm gonna do this in 2 years when my Air Force gig is up, but I still haven't decided to which school yet. I am leaning towards the UC-Davis program but ABG and Seibel are very tempting as well.

What made you decide on Seibel?


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It was a toss up between ABG and Siebel for me right now since I have two jobs, and am not really able to do the campus based thing at the moment so I'm taking the web based course right now. But I have family in Chicago, so it will be a lot easier for me to go their than Cali when I take the campus based classes, and Kieth Lemcke, the VP at Siebel is a really nice guy. I listened to an interview with him, and emailed him, and he seems very willing to help out with anything he can.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:09 AM   #4
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Wow thats great, congrats
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:11 AM   #6
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CRIKEY! There's an online version of this course?

<OB frantically opens up google>
WBA Web-based Concise Course in Brewing Technology

This is the one I'm going to be starting soon.

Web-based Course Syllabus

Brewing Process Overview
Alcohol, Beer and Health
History of Brewing
Beer Styles
The Business of Brewing
Introduction to Sensory
Composition of Grain
Barley Cultivation and Harvesting
Malting
Malt Analysis
Specialty Malts
Enzymes in Brewing
Brewing
Milling
Brewing Calculations
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Wort Boiling Systems
Wort Clarification
Wort Cooling and Aeration
Brewery Hazards
Nature of Yeast
Fermentation Practices
Yeast Growth and Fermentation
Yeast Maintenance and Propagation
Yeast Management
Control of Fermentation
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Control of Fermentation Flavors
Maturation and Aging
Colloidal Stability
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Carbon Dioxide / Collection
Kegging and Dispense
Beer Packaging
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Waste Water
Brewery CIP
Quality Assurance and QC
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That's awesome! Congrats!

And Dude, hope to see you out this way in a couple years...
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That is wicked cool! I'm very jealous!
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Dang! I really want to do this in a few years as well. I'm applying for Music grad school at Northwestern in Evanston, and I reallllllyy hope I get it because I'd love to also go to school at Siebel.
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just wondering, what is it costing you? Books and all.
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