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May 26, 2010

Type Crop 2009 Crop 2010
2rs Barley EUR102.0-106.0 0.97% EUR133.0-137.0
6rw Barley EUR98.0-102.0 1.01% EUR116.0-120.0
2rs Malt EUR283.5-287.5 0.35% EUR317.0-321.0
6rw Malt EUR278.5-282.5 0.36% EUR296.5-300.5
Feed Barley EUR92.0-96.0 nq nq

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EU: Interest in malt slightly up, but market still waits for further drop in barley prices ...Click here
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China: China Resources beer sales up 10.4% in the three months ended 31 March 2010
China Resources Enterprise, Limited (‘the Company’ and together with its subsidiaries, ‘the Group’) announced on May, 24 its unaudited quarterly financial and operational review ...More Info

EU: Western European beer marked down 2.5% last year - report
The Western European beer market fell 2.5 percent in volume terms in 2009, with nearly all markets falling, while the Heineken brand held on ...More Info

Australia: Foster’s finally decides to demerge beer and wine businesses
Foster’s Group Limited, Australia’s largest brewer, said on May, 26 it expects EBITS of A$1,050-1,080 million for year ending 30 June 2010, broadly in ...More Info

India: AB InBev, Cobra Beer strike brewing agreement - report
Cobra Beer has reached an agreement with AB InBev to brew its namesake beer at the global beer giant’s plant near Hyderabad, VCCircle communicated ...More Info

Spain: Beer consumption drops together with the number of tourists
According to the Ministry for the Environment, 50.2 litres of beer per person were drunk in Spain during 2009, The Euro Weekly News communicated ...More Info

France: Beer consumption slightly up in 2009
For the first time in fifteen years, France’s beer sales slightly increased last year, L’Alsace.fr communicated on May, 22.

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United Kingdom: AB InBev puts up for sale most of its UK beers
World’s largest brewer AB InBev has put up for sale most of its UK beers, Business Sale Report communicated on May, 26.

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EU: Interest in malt slightly up, but market still waits for further drop in barley prices
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Scientific Digest

Refining the Prediction of Potential Malt Fermentability by Including an Assessment of Limit Dextrinase Thermostability and Additional Measures of Malt Modification, Using Two Different Methods for Multivariate Model Development

D. Evan Evans, Robert Dambergs, David Ratkowsky, Chengdao Li, Stefan Harasymow, Sophia Roumeliotis and Jason K. Eglinton

J. Inst. Brew. 116(1), 86–96, 2010
Prediction of malt fermentability (apparent attenuation limit –AAL) by measurement of the diastatic power enzymes (DPE), alpha-amylase, total limit dextrinase, total beta-amylase, beta-amylase thermostability, and the Kolbach index (KI or free amino nitrogen – FAN) is superior to the conventional use of diastatic power (DP) alone. The thermostability of beta-amylase is known to be an important factor in determining fermentability, thus the thermostability of the other relatively thermolabile enzyme, limit dextrinase, was investigated to determine if it was also useful in predicting fermentability. To facilitate this aim, methods were developed for a rapid and cost efficient assay of both beta-amylase and limit dextrinase thermostability. Internationally important Australian and international malting varieties were compared for their total limit dextrinase and beta-amylase activity and thermostability. Interestingly, the level of limit dextrinase thermostability was observed to be inversely correlated with total limit dextrinase activity. The prediction of malt fermentability was achieved by both forward step-wise multi-linear regression (MLR) and the partial least squares (PLS) multivariate model development methods. Both methods produced similar identifications of the parameters predicting wort fermentability at similar levels of predictive power. Both models were substantially better at predicting fermentability than the traditional use of DP on its own. The emphasis of this study was on the identification of predictive factors that can be consistently used in models to predict fermentability, because the model parameter estimates will subtly vary depending on mashing conditions, yeast strain/fermentation conditions and malt source. The application of these multivariate model development methods (PLS and MLR) enabled the identification of further potential fermentability predicting factors. The analyses divided the predictive parameters into those defined by DP enzymes and those associated with modification (KI, FAN, fine/coarse difference, wort beta-glucan and friability). Surprisingly, limit dextrinase thermostability was not a substantial predictor of fermentability, presumably due to its negative correlation with total limit dextrinase activity. The application of these insights in the malting and brewing industries is expected to result in substantial improvements in brewing consistency and enable more specific quality targets for barley breeder’s progeny selection cut-off limits to be more precisely defined. Key words: barley, diastatic power enzymes, fermentability, malt, multiple linear regression, partial least squares. Load full article, 8 pages, 1103 kb , PDF file

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