AUTOMATION IN THE MALTHOUSE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11TH 3:00 PM EST – 4:00 PM EST
Dr. Katrina Christiansen, Intelligent Malt
Katrina Christiansen received a Ph.D. degree in agricultural engineering from Iowa State University in Ames, IA, in 2011. Katrina collaborated with the software team to develop the software running the Intelligent Malt equipment along with the design of the equipment. She worked for Cargill Malt as the pilot project lead in Spiritwood, ND, that same year, supervising the innovation efforts in both the pilot malting and brewing facilities and producing two malt process patents. She previously worked as a plant engineer for Abengoa Bioenergy. And way back, she completed her B.S. and M.S. degrees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in biosystems engineering.
Matt Drew is the Maltster for Bently Ranch and Bently Heritage Estate Distillery in Minden, NV. He holds an undergraduate degree from Washington State University and has attended the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He’s also a Member of the Craft Maltster’s Guild and the American Malting Barley Association. His certifications include a WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits, and a Cicerone Certified Beer Server.
Registration is FREE for Craft Maltsters Guild members and $20 for non-Craft Maltsters Guild members. Learn more about becoming a Craft Maltsters Guild member here.