Passivation of Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is only “stainless” when the surface oxidizes with chromium and other elements to develop a protective film that resists further oxidation. This protected oxide film is considered a passive surface. Read more...

Mechanical Carbonation of Beer

The carbonation and retention of CO2 in beer depends upon the temperature and pressure conditions of the beer. Determination of CO2 levels in beer needs to be done at equilibrium (a steady state). Read more...



  • Calibrating DO meters

    Q: ​How important is the BBT ppb readings on the D.O. sensors? I have been using 99.999% nitrogen which was given to me by Hamilton to zero the sensors. When I look at the specs of the gas, it says that it can have < than 2ppm o2. I am not sure that is good enough if we are trying to zero and read ppb? Even the Read More...




District Northwest

Join District Northwest at its Fall meeting in beautiful Bellevue, WA. The theme for the meeting will be Quality Assurance and Quality Control. The deadline for the district scholarship is September 1, so apply now!

District Western New York

The next meeting of District Western New York will take place September 9 at F.X. Matt Brewing Co. in Utica, New York. Watch the district page for details!

District Rocky Mountain

The Rocky Mountain District 2015 Out-of-Towner Meeting will be held September 18–19, at The Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in conjunction with Steamboat Springs OktoberWest.

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Annual Conference Early Registration Ends September 3

Time is running out to register for the MBAA Annual Conference. Join us in Jacksonville for learning, networking, and beer. Check the program to see what's on tap.

Districts, Save Your Seats for 2016

Districts may request saved seats for the 2016 Brewery Packaging Technology and Brewery Engineering and Utilities courses to be reserved for their 2016 fully funded scholarship recipients. Please notify headquarters by October 31, 2015, to reserve seats. These courses sell out quickly, so do so soon. Further information can be found on the MBAA website under District Resources.



Beer Steward Seminar

September 10, 2015
Chico, California

Brewery Engineering and Utilities Course

September 13–25, 2015
St. Paul, Minnesota

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Course

October 6–7, 2015
Jacksonville, Florida

Beer Steward Seminar

October 7, 2015
Jacksonville, Florida

Brewing and Malting Science Course

October 25–November 5, 2015
Madison, Wisconsin

Beer Steward Seminar

October 29, 2015
Mills River, North Carolina




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