Wayne Adkins is an experienced brewer with over 30 years experience in the brewing industry. His formal education includes a B.S. in Fermentation Science from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from the College of William and Mary. With 27 years as a Brewmaster for Anheuser-Busch, Inc, he has the hands on experience and knowledge to solve nearly any brewing problem you may have. 

Wayne is familiar with all aspects of the brewing process and is skilled at locating the source of beer quality issues.

He can quickly identify the source of a problem and help implement a common sense, practical, and cost effective solution. He is skilled at troubleshooting sources of microbiological contamination and understands the importance of yeast vitality and robust fermentations. He is experienced at establishing fermentation parameters that ensure optimal fermentation performance resulting in optimal beer flavor. He is an expert beer taster who can identify beer off notes and help implement a process solution to resolve the taste issue. He can help you taste your beer and make recipe changes to make your beer the best it can be, true to style with a balanced taste profile.

Wayne is able to identify and resolve all manner of physical process issues such as poor lautering performance, poor filtration performance, presence of chill haze, and poor beer clarity. He can help identify sources of air inclusion from the brewhouse through the packaging operation which can and does result in beer staling. He has extensive experience commissioning new brewing equipment, including acid pacification and construction cleaning of new tanks and piping as well as final cleaning and start up of production equipment. He can help you make design and layout decisions when planning to build or add on to your brewery. Wayne is skilled at improving the financial performance of a brewing operation by finding and eliminating sources of process loss, and by improving grain yield without adversely impacting beer taste or quality.