Andres Furukawa is an experienced practical brewer and senior brewing technologist with all-round technical brewing knowledge. He has worked in the brewing industry for the last 16 years.
He holds a Ph.D. degree in Brewing at the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling (ICBD), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland in 2010. He received his Brewmaster Diploma from Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei (VLB) Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Berlin, Germany in 2003. In 2002, he received his Bachelor of Science Diploma in Food Chemistry at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (UNAM).
He has worked as Senior Brewing Technologist for a British process technology company commissioning, setting up, and optimising brewhouse operational procedures with focus on energy savings for mashing, cereal cooking and wort boiling technology in several breweries in Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Belgium and Ghana.
In addition, he has worked as Brewmaster for Lemke Brauerei GmbH, Berlin, Germany, Cerveceria Cosaco, Mexico City as well as in brewing department for Cervecería Modelo S.A. de C.V. (Corona), Santa Fe Beer Factory S.A. de C.V., Mexico City. He has carried out a professional internship in production and quality assurance for Warsteiner Brauerei Haus Cramer KG, Warstein, Germany. He has also provided technical brewing consultancy for Mexican, English regional breweries.
Furthermore, he has authored a number of publications on brewing technology issued in international brewing magazines such as Brauwelt International, Brewing and Beverage Industry International, Food Chemistry Journal, American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) Journal and Proceedings of European Brewery Convention (EBC) congress.
Likewise, he has provided brewing conference talks at the Studiedag Mouterij & Brouwerij. Fermentatio-Hogeschool Gent, Belgium, the Master Brewers Association of the Americas - District Philadelphia meeting, Brau- und Maschinentechnische Arbeitstagung der VLB Berlin, and the EBC congress.
PhD in Brewing • 2006-2009
PhD Thesis: Impact of colour adjustment on flavour stability of pale lager beers with the selection of distinct colouring agents.
Additional project • 2007 Installed, commissioned and set up operational procedures for a new bottling machine at the ICBD pilot brewery.
Brewmaster Course (E2)- Malting & Brewing Technology (English) Diploma • 2002-2003
Traineeship • 2003
German commercial brewery with production output of 3.5 million hectoliters per year. Focused on German Premium Pilsner. • Traineeship in production, packaging, QC, R&D, delivering and maintenance departments.
Bachelor of Science in Food Chemistry • 1997-2002
BSc. Thesis: Analysis of the brewing process focusing on microbrewing
Oenology Diploma - Wine Technology and Geography • 1999-2000
Furukawa A., Panglisch P. and Schiedermair U. (2013). German quality at the lowest cost. Brauwelt Int.
Furukawa A. and Jurado J. (2013). Elaboración artesanal de cerveza a la velocidad del sonido. Brewing and Beverage Industry Esp. 1: 18-20.
Furukawa A. and Jurado J. (2012). Craft brewing at the speed of sound. Brewing and Beverage Industry Int. 5: 52-54.
Furukawa A., Sacher B., Blümelhuber G., Harms D., Schön T. and Pahl R. (2012). A step-change technology solution - PDX™ Mashing System. Brauwelt Int. 30: 88-94.
Furukawa A., Sacher B., Blümelhuber G., Harms D., Schön T. and Pahl R. (2012). Ein technologischer Sprung und eine neue Lösung - PDX™ Maischsystem. Brauwelt. 9-10: 268-273.
Furukawa A., Kunz T., Cortés N., Hughes P. and Methner F.-J. (2011). Impact of colour adjustment on flavour stability of pale lager beers with a range of distinct colouring agents. Food. Chem. 125: 850–859.
Cortés N., Kunz T., Furukawa A., Hughes P., and Methner F.-J. (2010). Development and correlation between the organic radical concentration in different malt types and oxidative beer stability. J. Am. Soc. Brew. Chem. 68: 107-113.
Furukawa A. and Hughes P.S. (2009). Impact of colour adjustment on flavour stability of pale lager beers with a range of distinct colouring agents. In: Proc. Congr. Eur. Brew. Conv. Hamburg.
PDX™ mashing system and cereal cooker. Studiedag Mouterij & Brouwerij. Fermentatio-Hogeschool Gent, Belgium, December 2012.
New insights on brewhouse operations by means of direct steam injection with the PDX system. Master Brewers Association of the Americas. District Philadelphia meeting. Susquehanna Brewing Company, Pittston PA, USA, May, 2012.
Furukawa A. (2012). Neue Erkenntnise bei der Würzekochung mittels Direkteinleitung von Dampf mit das PDX-System, Brau- und maschinentechnische Arbeitstagung der VLB Berlin, Siegen, Germany, March 2012.
Practical Brewing Trouble-Shooting • Brewing Commissioning • Brewing Process Development • Continuous Improvement • Problem Solving • Research and Development
Andres is a young scientist with considerable potential. I would have been pleased to have him as a member of my research team before I retired.Graham Stewart - Former Director of the ICBD at Heriot Watt University Edindurgh at ICBD, Heriot-Watt University
Andres es la persona que te resuelve tus problemas porque quizas sabe lo mismo o mas que tu, sin que nadie lo sepa , solo tu y es tan sencillo que nunca te incomodará en recordartelo. Yo confiaría en el como un socio para llegar a un bien común en una relación ganar ganar.Santiago López Chong - Gerente de Procesos en Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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