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Barley and Malt

Biology, Biochemistry, Technology

1st Edition - January 1, 1962

Editor: A. H. Cook

Language: English
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 7 4 2 3 - 2

Barley and Malt: Biology, Biochemistry, Technology focuses on the properties, characteristics, production, and malting of barley. The selection first discusses the botany of the… Read more

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Barley and Malt: Biology, Biochemistry, Technology focuses on the properties, characteristics, production, and malting of barley. The selection first discusses the botany of the barley plant and the science of malting barley production, including description of the barley plant, malting quality, and conditions influencing the yield and quality of malting barley. The text also takes a look at the breeding and identification of barley varieties. The publication elaborates on the diseases of barley and their control and evaluation of malting barley. Discussions focus on the diseases affecting yield of grain, kernel size and composition, nematodes and insects that damage barley, and evaluation of barley varieties. The book also examines malting technology, nature of malting process, and the structural chemistry of barley and malt. Topics include treatment of barley before malting, germination, changes in the endosperm, polyphenols and phenolic acids, and starch. The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in the production and malting of barley.