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10. The science of packaging quality: The oxygen edition

L. TORRES (1); (1) Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo, MI, U.S.A.

Packaging (Bottles, Draft and Cans)
Thursday, October 8
1:45–3:30 p.m.
River Terrace 2

Discover the science of the effects of oxidation through the packaging of beer. Learn to recognize oxidative characteristics in beer theoretically and through real-life samples. Discuss the difference between filler models and discover the different problems that can occur between systems. Finally, learn simple tools for auditing the filling process and reducing oxidation in package.

Lauren Torres began her career in the brewing industry shortly after graduating from Kalamazoo College with a B.A. degree in chemistry. Lauren began working in the laboratory of Bell’s Brewery as a lab technician. Over the years, many opportunities have presented themselves. Lauren is currently managing a division of the lab as quality team lead. Outside of the lab, Lauren has been fortunate enough to participate as a judge in various competitions, from home brews to professional brewers. Additionally, Lauren engages in various educational outlets. Lauren has assisted in teaching the Siebel Institute of Technology’s Quality Course and has presented at the American Society of Brewing Chemists Annual Meeting.