Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

William K. Hemphill

Committee Members

Mohammad M. Uddin, Craig Turner


The purpose of this study is to explore the history and production processes of beer and examines the components that contribute to its brewing. The narrative will provide a timeline of the processes that are required to create the product of beer beginning with the agricultural products and following the brewing processes that result in beer as the finished product. I will also examine the business of agriculture and grain processing and will provide some historical perspectives of grain, beer, and malting. I will also consider whether the growing, processing, and malting of grains in the East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia Region is feasible as demonstrated through this research and reported findings.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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