Last modified on 20 March 2016, at 11:15

Oxidization

Oxidization

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 activation energy for the reaction. This reaction is undesirable in beer brewing as the sugar is effectively wasted.