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Beer is the only detailed book that specifically addresses the science of beer quality. It explores the quality attributes of beer as well as the various impacts on and perception of beer quality. It includes expert insights based on real-world experience. This book details, with extensive referencing, the research that has been devoted to beer and beer quality. It is the first book to approach beer in this way and comprises an essential reference for anyone seeking an authoritative account of the science of beer appearance, flavor, stability and wholesomeness. Chapters discuss beer foam and how to achieve a suitable head; beer flavour and its instability; colloidal stability of beer; microbiological stability of beer; beer gushing; beer color; and the health aspects of beer. This book will be of interest to employees on the technical production side of the alcoholic beverage industry; students studying the subject; people involved in related and associated biotechnology industries; people from the brewing industry; and academic researchers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780126692013
ISBN-10: 0126692017
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 189mm x 20mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles W. Bamforth

Charles W. Bamfforth, PhD, DSc, FIBD,FIBiol, FIAFoST is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences at the University of California, Davis. He has held positions as director of research for Brewing Research International and as research and quality assurance manager for Bass Breweries in the UK. He is the author of numerous books and papers as well as being the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists. Dr. Bamforth specializes in the science of malting and brewing. His current research program focuses primarily on the wholesomeness of beer, including studies on the psychophysics of beer perception, on polyphenols and on the residues from non-starchy polysaccharide digestion that constitute soluble fiber and potential prebiotics in beer. Research in the laboratory also embraces the enzymology of the brewing process, foam stability, preventing oxidation in wort and beer and alternative paradigms for beer production. He has received the Award of Distinction, American Society of Brewing Chemists, 2011, and the Cambridge Prize, Institute of Brewing, 1984 Inge Russell is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Institute of Brewing, a Visiting Professor at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, a Professor at the Alltech Brewing and Distilling Academy and a Fellow of the Institute of Brewing. She has over 40 years of research experience in the brewing and distilling industry. She has served as President of both the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) and the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA). She holds a PhD and DSc from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. She has authored over 150 papers in the area of yeast biotechnology and is a co-founder and co-editor of the journal "Critical Reviews in Biotechnology". Graham G. Stewart has been Emeritus Professor in Brewing and Distilling at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland since he retired in 2007. From 1994-2007 he was Professor of Brewing and Distilling and Director of the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling (ICBD), Heriot-Watt University. For 25 years prior to this he was employed by the Labatt Brewing Company in Canada, holding a number of scientific/technical positions and from 1986-1994 was its Technical Director. He holds a PhD and DSc from Bath University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Brewing. He was President of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in 1999 and 2000. He has over 300 publications (books, patents, review papers, articles and peer reviewed papers) to his name and is a co-founder and co-editor of the journal "Critical Reviews in Biotechnology".

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