The text examines the properties and management of these microorganisms in brewing, along with tactics for reducing spoilage and optimizing beer quality. It opens with an introduction to beer microbiology, covering yeast properties and management, and then delves into a review of spoilage bacteria and other contaminants and tactics to reduce microbial spoilage.
Final sections explore the impact of microbiology on the sensory quality of beer and the safe management and valorisation of brewing waste.
- Examines key developments in brewing microbiology, discussing the microbes that are essential for successful beer production and processing- Covers spoilage bacteria, yeasts, sensory quality, and microbiological waste management- Focuses on developments in industry and academia, bringing together leading experts in the field
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Preface Introduction to Brewing Microbiology Part One: Yeast: Properties and management 1 Yeast Species/Strains used in brewing and distilling 2 Yeast Quality Assessment, Management and Culture Maintenance 3 Modelling yeast growth and metabolism for optimum performance 4 Advances in metabolic engineering of yeasts 5 Yeast identification and characterisation Part Two: Spoilage bacteria and other contaminants 6 Toxigenic fungi and mycotoxins in the barley-to-beer chain 7 Gram-positive spoilage bacteria in brewing 8 Gram negative beer spoilage bacteria in brewing 9 Strictly anaerobic beer spoilage bacteria Part Three: Reducing microbial spoilage: design and technology 10 Hygienic design and cleaning-in-place (CIP) systems in breweries 11 Reducing microbial spoilage of beer using filtration 12 Reducing microbial spoilage of beer using pasteurisation 13 Traditional microbiological methods for detection and identification of spoilage 14 Rapid detection and identification of spoilage bacteria in beer 15 Beer packaging: microbiological hazards and considerations 16 Assuring the microbiological quality of draft beer Part Four: Impact of microbiology on sensory quality 17 Impact of yeast and bacteria on beer appearance, flavour and aroma 18 Sensory Analysis as a Tool for Beer Quality Assessment with an Emphasis on its use for Microbial Control in the Brewery Part Five: Valorisation of microbiological brewing waste 19 Anaerobic treatment of brewery wastes 20 Water treatment and reuse in breweries
Dr. Annie Hill is the Associate Professor at the International Centre for Brewing & Distilling, Heriot-Watt University, UK. Annie's main research include microbial spoilage of alcoholic beverages and detection of spoilage organisms in breweries/distilleries, in particular investigation of anaerobic Gram-negative bacteria. Recent research has focused on distilling, particularly the development of a botanical library and investigation of the use of waste fruit, and a range of new product development projects. Annie is currently Academic Supervisor within a KTP partnership with Edinburgh Gin. She is the author of Brewing Microbiology published by Elsevier 2015, has published ~29 articles, is on the editorial board of Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists