Food and drink research company Campden BRI has appointed an experienced brewer to strengthen its brewing and malting team. Ed Wray will join Campden BRI’s brewing division as Project Brewer Maltster. He brings with him a wealth of practical brewing expertise gained while working as Head Brewer for a microbrewery where he produced a range of regular and seasonal beers.
In his new position, Ed will be managing Campden BRI’s pilot malting and brewery at its Nutfield site in Surrey. He will be helping clients with new product development, including the use of specialty malts, new variety trials, safety evaluations and process optimisation. The pilot plants, together with Campden BRI’s analysis, sensory evaluation and packaging facilities and expertise, provides brewing industry clients with a comprehensive suite of services covering the entire NPD process. In addition to considerable hands-on experience, Ed also has as a degree in microbiology and a post graduate diploma from Heriot Watt University in brewing and distilling.
Gordon Jackson, Head of Brewing at Campden BRI said: “We are delighted to welcome Ed to the brewing and malting team at Campden BRI. Ed’s knowledge and practical industrial expertise will be invaluable both when running the pilot malting and brewery and supporting our clients all around the world. In particular, Ed will take the lead in helping clients with new product and process development projects that require pilot scale malting and brewing – drawing on the many other technical functions that Campden BRI has to offer.”