Brewery Maintenance Systems Course​

Learning Objective

The Master Brewers Brewery Maintenance Systems Course gives you applied learning of course concepts through hands-on collaborative case study projects. You will make lifelong connections and network with fellow students, peers, and instructors as well as gain access to an extensive archive of reference and best practice material. D​eep dive into the science, technology, engineering, and design of brewery systems, as well as maintenance practices, considerations of brewing and utility processes, and packaging systems. During this course, you will be exposed to individual key components that make up a brewery's many processing systems and learn to recognize the attributes that can be utilized to optimize, troubleshoot, and maintain them.​​

Anticipated Course Topics
Safety:  Equipment Safety; Chemical; Lock out, tag out; Safety Training for the Team; Hazard Communication; Workplace Safety; Safety Regulatory Agency

Device Technologies: Instrumentation; Electrical; Valves; Pumps; Pipes; Fabrication Considerations; Automation Technologies
Maintenance Systems: Sustainability; Maintenance Software / Tools; Facilities; Training; SOP's
Process Technologies: Grains Handling Equipment / Systems; Wort Production Equipment / Systems; Yeast Handling Equipment / Systems; Fermentation Equipment / Systems; Filtration Equipment / Systems; Maturation Equipment / Systems; Sanitation / Clean in Place; Packaging Equipment / Maintenance; CO2; Supply Water; Wastewater; Compressed Air; Utilities Plant Operations; Alternative Energies: Solar, Wind, Biofuels; Floors and Drains; Steam; Chiller Systems; Quality Assurance
Design and Planning: Financial Toolkit; Project Management; Procurement

Real-Life Scenarios

We’ll focus on brewery processes, equipment, and transfer systems. Using real-life examples and issues, you will be able to discuss and solve common problems that arise in everyday situations. Use ​best practices tried and tested by industry experts to ensure all goes smoothly both in your course case study and back home at your brewery.

You will return home with the following: a better perspective on the industry; a clearer understanding of the why’s and how’s of brewing, utility, packaging systems, engineering, maintenance, and technology; and a greater ability and confidence to tackle on-the-job issues using proven methods and solutions demonstrated in the course. One of the most important takeaways is the expanded network of peers and subject matter experts you will be able to continue to reach out to for assistance after the course.

Recommended Background

Students attending the class should have:

  • An understanding of mathematics and sciences at the high school level
  • An interest as to why and how brewery processes and equipment work
  • A basic understanding of engineering and operational technologies
  • A willingness to learn and engage in a classroom environment

If a prospective student has the motivation and interest, these recommended prerequisites should not be considered a barrier to attend.

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Brewing Resources

Ask the Brewmasters Technical Quarterly MBAA Webinars MBAA Podcasts Food Safety Brewery Safety Member Directory