Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Learn Distilling In Chicago.

Since 1872, the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago has set the standard for brewing-industry education and services. After 137 years of teaching the art & science of brewing technology, they are moving into a new area of fermentation science.

The Siebel Institute, in conjunction with the Ethanol Technology Institute, is holding its first-ever course in beverage distillation. The Siebel Institute Craft Distilling Operations & Technology course (April 19-23, 2010) is designed to give students the critical information they need to create distilled spirits in a small-scale distillation environment. With content created and presented by some of the leading international experts in distilling, this course will give students the training they need to operate a small distillery efficiently, safely, and profitably. Topics covered in this comprehensive 1-week program include:
  • Introduction To Distilling
  • Materials and Processing
  • Fermentation - Theory & Fundamentals
  • Fermentation - Distilling Applications
  • Distillation Technology: Fundamentals of Distillation
  • Distillation Technology: Applied Methodology
  • Post-distillation: Flavor Development/Maturation/Blending of Distilled Spirits
  • Packaging
  • Sensory Aspects of Distilled Spirits
  • Utilities: - Energy, Water
  • Process Control
  • Quality Control, Plant Cleaning & Microbiological Control
  • Craft Distillery Management
  • Taxation and Compliance
  • Environmental Issues
  • Engineering and Maintenance
  • Practical Exercises Conducted in a Local Craft Distillery
If you are considering entering this quickly-growing segment of the alcoholic beverage industry, the Craft Distilling Operations & Technology course will give you a foundation of understanding on which you can build a successful career in craft distilling. You can get full information on the course including tuition and registration details by downloading the course catalog in PDF form here. For questions involving this and any Siebel courses, contact Keith Lemcke here.

The Siebel Institute of Technology is located at 1777 North Clybourn Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60614; Phone 312-255-0705; www.siebelinstitute.com.

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