Paperback, 21.0 x 29.6 cm, ed. 2008.
High diversity of topics concerning brewing science and industry
Even though the brewing industry was mainly interested in one thing during the last year i.e. the quality of the raw materials - the brewing science showed a considerably wider range of interesting topics. This is reflected in the 2008 yearbook of BrewingScience - Monatsschrift für Brauwissenschaft which surveys all scientific articles published over the last year in our online magazine.
Of course the yearbook also features miscellaneous reports regarding raw materials and malting: They deal with primary gushing, with the maltability of Teff (a species of millet) or the content of water-soluble bioactive compounds during the malting process of spelt wheat. Other interesting articles cover the issue of brewhouses and provide state-of-the-art-knowledge of wort boiling e.g. the characterization and quantification of thermal load during wort boiling or the vaporisation of aromatic components. In addition there's a paper about the impact of liquid adjuncts and barley on wort and beer quality.
Several articles focus on hops and hop products while emphasising the influence of different ingredients on beer and flavour stability - an interesting topic, especially since the brewing industry is looking for a possibility to distinguish beer on the basis of its ingredients.
The issue of fermentation is still calling for further research. One article points out the varying quality of yeast within the cone of a cylindroconic tank while another article deals with the applicability of isomaltulose and its effect on microbiological stability.
As usual the topic of optimizing analytics is strongly represented in the research section. The yearbook presents articles on protein and oxygen analysis or on the permeability of PET bottles which allows water vapour to escape. That leads us to the issue of packaging. A very fascinating article describes the development of a method for identifying the vibration behaviour in bottle crates by means of finite element simulation: A pre-trained artificial neural network allows sorting out crates with nearly invisible flaws. This article is both relevant for practical use concerning consumer protection and of high mathematical value.
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