MBAA TQ https://doi.org/10.1094/TQ-57-1-0114-01 | VIEW ARTICLE
Audrey Skinner. Imbibe Solutions, Charlottesville, VA 22902, U.S.A.
The shelf life of a beer can be impacted by many variables,
but one of the biggest influences across breweries, beer styles, and production
methods is oxygen exposure. Oxidation can impart many undesirable qualities in
a beer, and it does not take a lot of contact with air to start these
reactions. Methods brewers can employ to reduce potential oxygen pickup around
the brewery are discussed. Comparisons of popular portable oxygen meters and
package piercers currently in the market are also presented.