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Diacetyl in Fermented Foods and Beverages
Diacetyl in Fermented Foods and Beverages
“Dr. Inoue’s treatise on diacetyl will be important to every brewer.”
—Cindy-Lou Bell, Anheuser Busch, Inc.

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By Takashi Inoue

Dr. Takashi Inoue, one of Japan’s premier diacetyl researchers, is a globally-recognized expert on the topic of diacetyl formation in fermented foods and beverages. Diacetyl in Fermented Foods and Beverages offers the life-long research and learnings of Dr. Inoue, diacetyl formation and control in beer, wine, Sake, vinegar and dairy products. The text is a helpful guide for any food manufacturing process and a valuable resource for anyone studying food science or food manufacturing. It is a must-have resource for anyone involved in a manufacturing process in which tracking and regulating diacetyl formation is imperative. The book provides analytical methods used in brewing, which can be easily modified to analyze other foods and beverages.

Diacetyl plays an important role in the quality determination of foods and beverages. This comprehensive publication on diacetyl formation in fermented foods and beverages explains the science behind diacetyl formation, how to control it, and how to measure it in food manufacturing processes. A change in a manufacturing method or the quality of a raw material can unexpectedly enhance an unpleasant diacetyl odor or remove a pleasant diacetyl flavor. It is no surprise that this compound and its control are of critical importance in today’s manufacturing practices.

Originally published only in Japanese and now translated to English, the text has been revised to reflect current research on diacetyl. Diacetyl in Fermented Foods and Beverages covers

Diacetyl in Fermented Foods and Beverages


Preface

Importance of Diacetyl in Fermented Foods and Beverages

Analysis of Diacetyl and Related Compounds

Diacetyl Formation by Yeast and Bacteria

Beer

Sake

Japanese Rice Wine

Wine

Vinegar

Fermented Dairy Products

Other Fermented Foods and Beverages


Postscript
Appendix
“Dr. Inoue’s treatise on diacetyl will be important to every brewer.”
—Cindy-Lou Bell, Anheuser Busch, Inc.
Publish Date: 2008
Format: 6” x 9” softcover
ISBN: 978-1-881696-15-5
Pages: 140
Images: 34 black and white images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs

By Takashi Inoue

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