Brewers Training Day

WEDNESDAY, 20 March 2024

10:00 - 16:00 (GMT)


By the Midland Section

WEDNESDAY, 20 March 2024

10:00 - 16:00 (GMT)

University of Nottingham,

Sutton Bonington Campus

The Midland Section invites candidates taking the IBD Diploma in Brewing and General Certificate in Brewing qualifications to a Brewers Training Day complementary to their studies.

Led by experienced industry professionals, participants will have an opportunity to visit the Process Research Brewery in the morning and attend a Brewing Calculations tutorial in the afternoon.

The brewery is a 10 hl scale and will allow attendees to explore and contrast:

  1. Options for wort production
    • milling/mashing/wort separation systems
    • wort boiling/hot wort clarification
    • late hopping techniques
  2. Options for fermentation and cellar operations
    • Dried/wet yeast
    • Propagation
    • Yeast management
    • Fermentation control
    • Dry hopping techniques
    • Centrifugation/Filtration

Please wear safety shoes.


  • Arrive for a prompt 10:00 am start in the Process Research Brewery.
  • 13.00 Lunch. There is a café/shop providing sandwiches/snacks at lunch time.
  • 14:00 lecture theatre tutorial


  • Rod White, IBD Master Brewer, Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham
  • Zane Barnes, IBD Fellow, Honorary Associate Professor, University of Nottingham



There is a pay and display car par on the campus.


Why you should attend:

  1. Receive face to face tuition for brewing calculations

  2. Gain shared brewing knowledge from some very experienced master brewers

  3. Opportunity for career professional development


Please email Zane Barnes (IBD Midland section Chairman) to apply for a ticket and for further enquiries. Applicants should indicate if their interest is for specific exam support or for general professional development.

Booking deadline: 15 March 2024.