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Gluten-free Lager Beers: Use Aspergillus oryzae to Enhance the Yield and Quality


Sorghum has been used for brewing European beers but its malt generally lower beer yields and alcohol contents. Dr. Serna-Saldivar at Centro de Biotecnología FEMSA (Mexico) produced lager beers using worts from sorghum malted with and without Aspergillus oryzae inoculation. Worts adjusted to 15° Plato from the sorghum malt inoculated with 1% A. oryzae yielded 21.5% and 5% more volume compared to sorghum malt and barley malt worts, respectively. Sorghum–A. oryzae lager beer had similar yield and alcohol content compared to the barley malt beer but differed in color, key volatiles and aromatic compounds.

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