The effect of added enzymes on process potentials derived from different qualities of barley: a model study using simulated mashing conditions by rapid visco analyser

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Barley sorting is an important step for picking up grain of desired quality. Whilst brewing with 100% sorted barley (picked high quality) has become realistic with the addition of exogenous enzymes, the effect of added enzymes on process potentials derived from un-sorted barley (mixed) and sorted-out barley (low quality ) were almost not investigated. The aims of this study were to examine the rheological behaviours of sorted out barleys affected by addition of enzymes in comparison with sorted barley, and to evaluate the quality attributes derived from respective barleys focusing on wort fermentabilty and filterability parameters. To achieve this, rapid visco analyser was used to simulate brewery mashing process by applying two commercial enzymes (Ondea® Pro and Cellic® CTec2) at lab scale. During the simulated process, the rheological profile of low quality barley was markedly different from others, irrespective of enzyme type, whereas small difference was observed between the sorted and un-sorted barley. With respect to the major wort nutrients for fermentation, the sorted-out barley generated the lowest sugar yield, regardless of the enzyme used; however, the use of Cellic® CTec2 resulted in significantly higher sugar content compared to Ondea® Pro, irrespective of the quality types of barley. Interestingly, considerably higher levels of free amino nitrogen were observed resulting from the sorted-out barley, likely due to the smaller size/weight of the barley compared to others. For wort filterability, the Ondea® Pro treatment resulted in significantly lower turbidity and smaller particle size compared to Cellic® CTec2; however, this effect was observed in sorted and un-sorted barley but not in sorted-out barley. Consequently the un-sorted barley demonstrated great potential in brewing process with added enzymes, whereas the sorted-out barley is not comparable to sorted barley in terms of rheological behaviors of mashes, as well as nutrient and filtration parameters studied, showing potential as biofuel feedstock that can be degraded to fermentable sugars by enzymes such as Cellic® CTec2.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventSustain-ATV Conference 2016: Creating Technology for a Sustainable Society - Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Duration: 30 Nov 201630 Nov 2016
http://www.sustain.dtu.dk/about/sustain-2016

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ConferenceSustain-ATV Conference 2016
LocationTechnical University of Denmark
CountryDenmark
CityKgs. Lyngby
Period30/11/201630/11/2016
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