This comprehensive reference combines the technological know-how from five centuries of industrial-scale brewing to meet the needs of a global economy. The editor and authors draw on the expertise gained in the world's most competitive beer market (Germany), where many of the current technologies were first introduced. Following a look at the history of beer brewing, the book goes on to discuss raw materials, fermentation, maturation and storage, filtration and stabilization, special production methods and beermix beverages. Further chapters investigate the properties and quality of beer, flavor stability, analysis and quality control, microbiology and certification, as well as physiology and toxicology. Such modern aspects as automation, energy and environmental protection are also considered. Regional processes and specialties are addressed throughout the entire book, making this a truly global resource on brewing.
Dr. Michael Esslinger is the head of Freiberger Brauhaus, a commercial brewery in the German city of Freiberg. Having obtained his degree in brewing technology from Freising-Weihenstephan University (Germany), one of the centers of brewing science and technology in Europe, he joined Eichbaum AG, a large commercial brewing company based in Mannheim, before taking over control at Freiberger Brauhaus.
A Comprehensive History of Beer Brewing Starching Raw Materials Hops Brewing Water Yeast Malting Wort Production Fermentation - Maturation - Storage Filtration and Stabilisation Special Production Methods Beermix Beverages Filling Labeling and Declaration Dispensing Properties and Quality Flavour Stability Analysis and Quality Control Microbiology Certification Beermarket Physiology and Toxicology Automation Malthouse and Brewery Planning Packaging Cleaning and Disinfection Effluent Energy Environmental Protection Sensorical Evaluation Technical Approval of Equipment