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Essential Laboratory Testing of Cider & Perry

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BC Beverage Technology Access Center (BCBTAC)

583 Duncan Ave W PC 256

Penticton, BC V2A 8E1

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This 3-day course designed for cider producers will teach the principles and techniques of cider & perry analysis in a hands-on lab setting.

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IMPORTANT: There is a waitlist for this course. In light of the continued Covid-19 situation, CINA will follow federal and provincial recommendations and work with our local partners to schedule this course in the summer or fall of 2021. Those who have registered or are on the waiting list will have priority registration once dates are announced. Please contact info@ciderinstitute.com with any questions.

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Essential Laboratory Testing of Cider & Perry is a Core Module for the Cider Institute of North America (CINA) Advanced Certificate in Cider & Perry Production; however it can be taken by anyone with an interest in lab methods for cider and perry production. CINA is excited to partner with the BC Beverage Technology Access Center at Okanagan College, the Northwest Cider Association. and Brock University to offer this course for the first time in British Columbia at the BC BTAC on the Okanagan College Penticton Campus.

This advanced-level course aims to cover, in depth, the following key aspects of cider & perry analysis:

  • Base principles of laboratory analysis
  • Role of laboratory testing in cider and perry production
  • Chemical parameters of cider and perry and their role in cider and perry
  • Range of techniques that are used in laboratory analysis of cider and perry
  • Competence completing core laboratory analyses of cider and perry (specific gravity, pH, TA, Free and Total SO2)
  • Experience completing a range of analyses (fruit maturity, alcohol, residual sugar, volatile acidity, microbial analysis)

At the conclusion of this course, candidates will:

  • Understand the role, importance and underlying principles of laboratory analysis in cider & perry production
  • Identify and understand the main chemical and microbiological analysis methods used in the cider industry
  • Be able to undertake a basic range of laboratory techniques and methods

The majority of time will be spent in a practical laboratory setting, learning the methods for determining common cider and perry chemical parameters. Students will be evaluated on their ability to complete these methods independently at the end of the class.

TRAINING CONTENT

Day 1:

  • Introduction to laboratory testing
  • Reliability
  • Calibration & standardization
  • Accuracy & precision
  • Types of errors
  • Health & safety
  • Theory of starch, specific gravity and pH measurements
  • Sample handling & preparation
  • Pipetting
  • Calibration
  • Total viable count demonstration
  • Starch
  • Specific gravity
  • pH

Day 2:

  • Laboratory QA & QC
  • Use of reference methods & materials
  • Types of analyses
  • Data analysis
  • Theory of titratable acidity, SO2 measurement
  • Preparing a standard solution
  • Standardizing a reagent
  • Titratable acidity
  • Free and total SO2

Day 3:

  • Instrumental analysis
  • Theory of other tests
  • Tour of an analytical lab
  • Practical Exam

COURSE FEES & CANCELLATION POLICY

There is no fee to be added to the waitlist.

The fee for this course is $1350 USD + ticketing fees and includes expert training in laboratory methods of cider and perry analysis, a detailed lab manual with step by step instructions for analysis methods of cider and perry, lunch, and refreshments.

Cancellations received 8 weeks before the event will be refunded 100%, minus the service fee. Cancellations received 6 weeks before the event will be refunded 50% minus the service fee. Cancellations received 1 day to 6 weeks before the event are non-refundable; however, substitutes from the same organization are welcome. If for any reason the class is cancelled or interrupted, CINA and/or workshop host will not be responsible for refunding of airfares and payment of accommodation, and will reimburse other costs in proportion to the cancelled activities minus a fair administrative cost.

PREREQUISITE FOR ATTENDANCE:

This is an advanced-level class for cider and perry producers. It is recommended, but not required, that students have achieved the CINA Foundation Certificate in Cider & Perry Production. Alternatively, it is expected that students will have a basic knowledge of the chemical parameters of cider and perry production (ex. Specific gravity, pH, TA and SO2).

INSTRUCTOR:

This course was developed and is taught by Steven Trussler, M. Ed., B. Sc., CINA Instructor and OEVI Senior Lab Instructor at Brock University.

For more information about this course, prerequisites, or CINA’s certificate program, contact brighid@ciderinstitute.com.

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Location

BC Beverage Technology Access Center (BCBTAC)

583 Duncan Ave W PC 256

Penticton, BC V2A 8E1

Canada

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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