Fermentation performance of Mg-preconditioned brewing yeast

Garry Smith, Graeme M. Walker

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    The influence of metal ions in relation to modern day brewing practices has been widely discussed of late, and in particular it has been shown that elevating levels of Mg2+ ions in fermentation media stimulates ethanol production and improves stress resistance in industrial strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 'Preconditioning' of brewing yeasts at the propagation stage by elevating levels of intracellular Mg is shown here to enhance subsequent fermentation performance of yeast.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBrewing yeast fermentation performance
    EditorsKatherine Smart
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherBlackwell Science
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9780632054510
    Publication statusPublished - 2000


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