The Science Behind A Good Homebrew

The Science Behind A Good Homebrew

Karl Safi is reluctant to say brewing beer is a science.

He thinks it is more accurate – and important – to describe it is a combination of science and art.

But he will admit his day job as a microbial ecologist definitely helps with his weekend hobby. In November, at the National Homebrew Competition, Karl was awarded the prestigious title of Champion Brewer by the Society of Beer Advocates. He entered 16 beers and won 12 medals, in a year the judges said the standard was higher than ever.
Karl works at NIWA’s Hamilton office, you’ll most likely find him in a science lab or out in the field where he conducts research into algae, climate change and ocean acidification among other topics.

The Science Behind A Good Homebrew
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