Peter Aldred is Senior Lecturer and Head of Food Science and Brewing at Federation University. He has a PhD in Biochemistry, a Diploma of Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, and has a number of years experience in both brewing and medical research. He is an accredited trainer for the Institute of Brewing and Distilling. He is also head brewer at the University's microbrewery.
Peter spent a number of years as Chief Steward of the Australian International Beer Awards, and has judged at the World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival and the Australian International Beer Awards.
Peter was a great speaker at ANHC Three, and he's back once again in 2014 deliver one of the most complex brewing concepts in his accessible and approachable style:
Water, Water Everywhere – The Importance of Water in Recipe Formulations
While its treatment is often considered an afterthought, or neglected completely, water is the largest ingredient of any beer and deserves attention. Dr Peter Aldred of Ballarat University will embark on a journey through water composition and its effect on beer flavour, finally arriving at how we adapt and treat water with our recipes to ensure that we make the best beer possible.