2017 June 25th – 28th June. Fourth International Conference on Cocoa, Coffee and Tea (Poster). Turin, Italy.
Chacon G., Fuentes S., Gonzalez Viejo C., Zhang P.
What a robot can tell you about beer quality? Implementing the RoboBEER to assess beer quality based on sensory descriptors
Claudia Gonzalez Viejo 1, Sigfredo Fuentes 1*, Damir Torrico1, Kate Howell1, and Frank R. Dunshea1.
1 University of Melbourne, School of Agriculture and Food, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, VIC 3010, Australia
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Journal of The Science of Food and Agriculture
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Beer quality is mainly defined by its color, foamability and foam stability, which are influenced by the chemical composition of the product such as proteins, carbohydrates, pH and alcohol. Traditional methods to assess specific chemical compounds are usually time-consuming and costly. This study used rapid methods to evaluate 15 foam and color-related parameters using a robotic pourer (RoboBEER) and chemical fingerprinting using near infrared spectrometry (NIR) from six replicates of 21 beers from three types of fermentation. Results from NIR were used to create partial least squares regression (PLS) and artificial neural networks (ANN) models to predict four chemometrics such as pH, alcohol, Brix and maximum volume of foam.
By Stuart Winthrope, University of Melbourne
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Dr Sigfredo Fuentes has been invited to the 10th International Symposium on Viticulture and Oenology to be held in Wuzhong, Ningxia – China from the 20th to the 22nd of April 2017.
Presentation: Detection of berry cell death and smoke contamination in berries using near infrared spectroscopy and machine learning algorithms.