Dr. Margaux Huismann is a research and development scientist at Totally Natural Solutions (TNS), a company producing natural hop extracts based in Kent, England. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2014, she moved to Scotland to study for her Masters in Brewing and Distilling from the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling (ICBD) at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. During her studies, she investigated the utilisation of novel Scottish botanicals in gin distillation. Dr. Huismann then gained her Ph.D. in 2019 from the ICBD, where she investigated the colloidal and aromatic stability of dry-hopped beer. This project was sponsored and supported by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and BrewDog and sought to enhance the understanding of industry relevant dry-hopping regimes and their effects on beer quality. During her studies, she sat as a Young Member Representative for the Scottish Section of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) and is still currently active with the institute as a content reviewer. She is also a member of the technical subcommittee of the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC).
January 20th, 2020 | 23 mins 51 secs
Two presenters from the hops technical session during the 2019 Master Brewers Conference in Calgary discuss the use of beta acid products in haze stabilization, as well as some practical aspects of using hop oils in the brewery.