It’s been a hell of a ride so far and beautiful as well!
After closing 2017 with a two-week intensive training at the University of Copenhagen (November), summer 2018 is here in a blink of an eye.
A lot of things have happened in the last few months. In January, our group was warmly welcomed in the lovely city of Gent, where we had a one-week course at the University of Gent and a two-week course at KU Leuven. We learned more about brewing technology, brewed our own beer twice and visited two magnificent Belgium breweries.
On top of that, my research has been moving forward with giant steps. After successfully malting and brewing with green lentils, I was invited to talk about my results at two well known brewing conferences. the “Trends in Brewing” in Gent (March), and the “School of Fermentation Technology” in Kraków (May). The results will soon be published and available to the public in general.
What’s incredible is how time flies by. In September we’ll be halfway through the PhD programme! Until then I’ll keep brewing full-scale batches of beer with lentil malt addition. Beers which I will carry with me to the University of Gent to subject them to different analysis. This next big step in the project will start in October and I’m looking forward to new research methods and experiences.
So stay tuned if you want to know more about our brewing ideas!