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Employment of sugarcane juice and sugarcane syrup as adjunct barley malt for brewing

Grant number: 11/23657-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2012
Effective date (End): April 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Food Science and Technology
Principal researcher:João Batista de Almeida e Silva
Grantee:Raquel Aizemberg
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de Lorena (EEL). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Lorena , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/08650-4 - Use of sugarcane juice as an adjunct in the production of Lager and Ale beers, BE.EP.DR


According to Brazilian law, beer is a carbonated beverage made with malted barley, hops and water by the action of yeast. Part of malt can be replaced by adjuncts, which can be cereal, or carbohydrates of plant origin. The utilization of special adjuncts to obtain beers can give them some different flavors, or give them more than another option for consumers who desire to try different products. These beers differ significantly in terms of character, individuality and creativity of manufacturer who, in many cases, comes to use no common adjuncts. Brewering with special adjuncts have become a cheaper solution to obtain beer due to replacement of part of the malt, giving to beer sensorial characters. Sugar cane is favorable raw material to the alcoholic fermentation because it has carbohydrates and micronutrients, thus, it can be used as a malt adjunct. Fermentation studies with this kind of adjunct, in the form of broth or molasses, will be held at the Pilot Plant Beverage EEL- USP and from there, it will be made physic-chemical, microbiological and sensorial analysis in different proportions of adjuncts.

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AIZEMBERG, Raquel. Use of sugarcane juice and syrup as adjunct of malted barley in the production of beers. 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Engenharia de Lorena Lorena.

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Filed patent(s) as a result of this research project

PROCESSO DE PRODUÇÃO DE XAROPE DE CANA DE AÇUCAR BR1020130301558 - Universidade de São Paulo (USP) . Joao Batista de Almeida e Silva; Maria Bernadete de Medeiros; Raquel Aizemberg; Fabricio Batista Ferreira - November 2013, 25