Technical Session 20: Finishing and Stability Session
Alexander L Combe, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Co-author(s): Charles Bamforth, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
ABSTRACT: Dogma holds that the use of certain specialty
malts is to the advantage of beer foam stability. A diversity of such
materials have been investigated for their foam stabilizing capabilities
compared to reference pale malts. Substantial differences were observed
between the various materials, and it seems that the ability to enhance
foam is very different between malts. Indeed some appeared to have a
foam-destabilizing effect. The reasons why will be explained.
Combe is originally from New Orleans, LA, but he spent his high-school
years in Houston, TX. He obtained his B.S. degree (with honors) in
mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University and Agricultural
& Mechanical College in 2009. He is pursuing his M.S. degree in food
science at UC Davis.
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