Nitrogen analyses of the grains of samples of commercial malts indicate that ß-glucan breakdown and the uniformity of malt modification are influenced by uniformity of distribution of grain protein. It is proposed that for normal malting barley, variations in malt modification are related to the different percentages of grains which contain high levels and different types of proteins which resist enzymic modification during malting. This kind of inhomogeneity of malt modification can cause brewhouse problems but cannot be detected with precision by standard malt analyses.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Institute of Brewing|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|