Difference between revisions of "Oxidization"

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Generally oxidization involves the reaction of carbohydrates (in this case wort) with oxygen to from water and carbon dioxide. This occurs during Mashing, Sparging and Boiling as the heat present is sufficient to provide the required reaction activation energy. This reaction is undesirable in beer brewing as the sugar is effectively wasted.