Course detail

LAN5813 - Assurance and Quality Control in Beverages

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
15 weeks
120 hours

Andre Ricardo Alcarde

nable the student to know and practice the main usual macro and micromethods in assurance and quality control of fermented beverages and distilled spirits.

Introduction to fermentation processes; agro-industrial raw materials - cane sugar and derivatives, and starchy. Carbohydrates, soluble solids and polarization cane sugar and derivatives: Optical sacarimetry: polarimetry, refractometry and densimetry; chemical sacarimetry: reducing sugars and total sugars by oxireductimetry and spectrophotometry. Culture media and fermentation; methods of clarification of broths; solutions used in the microbiological study of fermentations; sterilization of culture media, solutions and glassworks. Micro-organisms: fungi, bacteria and yeasts; growth of microorganisms; growth rate; determining microbial mass of yeast and bacteria by turbidimetry; cell volume; cell viability and microbial count in microscope and plates; Preparation of reagents and solutions for the determination of fermentation products. Cleaning glassworks. Fermentation products: microbial metabolism; aerobic and anaerobic reactions in yeast; determination of volatile fermentation products: volatile acidity; aldehydes, esters, alcohols and other products by GC (Gas Chromatography) coupled to induction flame detector and mass spectrometry; determination of maturation congeners by HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography); ethyl alcohol by densitometry. Testing of alcoholic fermentation and distillation.

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