Effects of gamma irradiation of barley and malt on malting quality

Koksel H., Celik S., Ozkara R.

JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTE OF BREWING, vol.104, no.2, pp.89-92, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Two two-rowed barley cultivars, Tokak and Clerine, were irradiated at two different dose ranges (0.05-0.75 kGy and 0.5-5.0 kGy) using a Co-60 source. Irradiation of barley at the medium levels before malting had detrimental effects on most of the malt quality criteria. The detrimental effects of irradiation was lower at doses up to 0.25 kGy. Irradiation of malt samples caused either slight or no deterioration of quality characteristics.