Faculty Advisor

Kmiotek, Stephen J.

Abstract

This project, completed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in collaboration with Purgatory Beer Company, investigates the effect of grain size distribution on the flavor of Fiero Coconut Rum Porter. Purgatory Beer Company has been having problems creating a consistently good-tasting version of their porter; this project team chose to research how grains influenced this inconsistency. The team analyzed the different grain sizes offered by the grain supplier and conducted home brew experiments to determine which grain size was optimal for creating the desired beer. The team also tested two variations of coconut in the flavor process, and offered recommendations on grain size and type of coconut to Purgatory Beer Company.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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