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The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae- the main character in beer brewing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18795959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Historically, mankind and yeast developed a relationship that led to the discovery of fermented beverages. Numerous inventions have led to improved technologies and capabilities to optimize fermentation technology on an industrial scale. The role of brewing yeast in the beer-making process is reviewed and its importance as the main character is highlighted. On considering the various outcomes of functions in a brewery, it has been found that these functions are focused on supporting the supply of yeast requirements for fermentation and ultimately to maintain the integrity of the product. The functions/processes include: nutrient supply to the yeast (raw material supply for brewhouse wort production); utilities (supply of water, heat and cooling); quality assurance practices (hygiene practices, microbiological integrity measures and other specifications); plant automation (vessels, pipes, pumps, valves, sensors, stirrers and centrifuges); filtration and packaging (product preservation until consumption); distribution (consumer supply); and marketing (consumer awareness). Considering this value chain of beer production and the 'bottle neck' during production, the spotlight falls on fermentation, the age-old process where yeast transforms wort into beer.
Elizabeth J Lodolo; Johan L F Kock; Barry C Axcell; Martin Brooks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  FEMS yeast research     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1567-1356     ISO Abbreviation:  FEMS Yeast Res.     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-04     Completed Date:  2009-01-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101085384     Medline TA:  FEMS Yeast Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1018-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
SAB Ltd Brewing Centre of Excellence, Alrode, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Beer / microbiology*
Culture Media
Gene Expression Regulation, Fungal
Industrial Microbiology / methods
Saccharomyces cerevisiae / growth & development,  metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Culture Media

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