Sharpening Senses at FlavorActiV

Much more than just a set of skills, craftsmanship is technique and expertise gained through training and repetition. Like any other craft, brewing requires a specific set of skills that goes beyond the mere concoction of ingredients to achieve a particular taste. It involves everything from knowledge on chemistry, botanics, physics, nutrition, as well as…

City of Bikes & Hygge

My name is Marcus Pagenstecher and I am Early Stage Researcher #2 of this very exciting project called EJDFoodSci. My home university is the University of Copenhagen, but I am also enrolled at the University of Agriculture in Krakow. It’s been almost a year now since I packed my belongings into two suitcases and set…

Happy Yeast for a Happy Life

I am Magda Costa, Early Stage Researcher #5, PhD student at Ghent University. My topic focuses on the fermentation stage in the brewing process. I’ve been researching the methods used in assessing wort composition, how it influences yeast performance, and how they can be manipulated to improve beer quality.

How I became Beeronika

When I opened the big door, the hot and humid air instantly hit my face. The smell was sweet and grainy. Water was splashing everywhere and the big machines were fully running. I was in the brewery – in the heart of the Department. My name is Weronika and I’m the Early Stage Researchr #7. Check out my blog.