Master Brewers Association publishes Fermentation Sciences Undergraduate research
A manuscript submitted by Brett Taubman, Department of Chemistry; Stephan Sommer, Director, Fermentation Sciences program and their undergraduate researchers in Chemistry, including: Jacob Edwards, Travis Laws, Logan Hamm and Brenton A. Frank, was published in the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) Technical Quarterly.
The Master Brewers Association of the Americas was formed in 1887 with the purpose of promoting, advancing and improving the professional interest of brew and malt house production and technical personnel.
The research, "Microbial Gluten Reduction in Beer Using Lactic Acid Bacteria and Standard Process Methods," investigates the effect of different treatments and technological parameters on gluten concentration. The results indicated that some lactic acid bacteria can reduce gluten below the detection limit. However, if used under controlled conditions, lactic acid bacteria are a promising treatment option to degrade gluten protein in beer.
About the Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry offers a Bachelor of Arts, plus the Bachelor of Science, with eight different concentrations. The department's programs prepare students for the chemistry and pharmaceutical industries, professional schools, graduate school, teaching and more. Learn more at https://chemistry.appstate.edu.
About Fermentation Sciences
The interdisciplinary Fermentation Sciences (BS) degree provides a strong background in chemistry and biology and a considerable focus in business, marketing and entrepreneurial principles. It builds an educated, innovative workforce for the growing wine, craft beer and craft distillery industries and related fields. Learn more at https://fermentation.appstate.edu.
About the College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 16 academic departments, two stand-alone academic programs, two centers and one residential college. These units span the humanities and the social, mathematical and natural sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences aims to develop a distinctive identity built upon our university's strengths, traditions and unique location. Our values lie not only in service to the university and local community, but through inspiring, training, educating and sustaining the development of our students as global citizens. There are approximately 5,850 student majors in the college. As the college is also largely responsible for implementing Appalachian's general education curriculum, it is heavily involved in the education of all students at the university, including those pursuing majors in other colleges. Learn more at https://cas.appstate.edu.
By Howell Keiser
April 25, 2018