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The impact of barley nitrogen fertilization rate on barley brewing using a commercial enzyme (Ondea Pro)


Yousif, AM and Evans, E, The impact of barley nitrogen fertilization rate on barley brewing using a commercial enzyme (Ondea Pro), Journal of the Institute of Brewing, 124, (2) pp. 132-142. ISSN 2050-0416 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2018 The Institute of Brewing & Distilling

DOI: doi:10.1002/jib.478


Two Australian (Buloke and Commander) and two Canadian (CDC Meredith and Bentley) barley varieties were grown under four levels of nitrogen fertilization (0, 20, 40 and 80 kg ha−1). Barley samples were assessed by barley brewing with the Ondea Pro enzyme cocktail for mashing analysis and were compared with typical malt brewing quality specifications. The study observed that increased nitrogen fertilization resulted in increased barley kernel nitrogen content which significantly impacted a range of wort quality parameters including increased soluble nitrogen, free amino nitrogen and barley beta‐amylase level, but also reduced extract, barley Kolbach index, β‐glucan and colour. Increased grain nitrogen had relatively little effect on apparent attenuation limit, lautering and barley limit dextrinase level. Knowledge of the effects of interactions between barley of different qualities (e.g. nitrogen content) and the Ondea Pro enzymes on wort quality will result in enhanced barley to directly and efficiently brew good quality beer, to better satisfy the quality expectations of brewers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:barley, brewing, Ondea Pro, DP enzymes, nitrogen fertilization, quality
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture post harvest technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Other plant production and plant primary products
Objective Field:Other plant production and plant primary products not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Yousif, AM (Dr Adel Yousif)
UTAS Author:Evans, E (Dr Evan Evans)
ID Code:129139
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2018-11-12
Last Modified:2020-01-20

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