PrOHMium Bräu – The tasty side of process engineering

The idea of producing beer at the Faculty of Process Engineering itself had been around for a while. The first Weizenbock was brewed in 1992.

After a long break, we reached our goal in the 2018 summer semester: the foundation of the Faculty brewery PrOHMium Bräu. As part of a project course, nine students from the master’s degree programme in Chemical Process Engineering and Process Technology had the task of supplying the graduation party of the Faculty of Process Engineering with home-brewed beer. The aim of the project was not only to brew 200 litres of tasty beer for the graduation party, but also to lay the foundations of the Faculty brewery.

Since then, the faculty brewery PrOHMium Bräu, which now has all the equipment it needs, has been operated by a student brewing working group. Special beers, fermentation in a pressure tank, filtration, bottling under CO2, etc. – there is still a lot of scope for testing and optimization.

Practical experience at the brewery plant also includes gaining theoretical knowledge, which is passed on and discussed at regular meetings. The date for the next PrOHMium Bräu get-together has not yet been fixed.