MVI382A Alcoholic Beverages
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Course responsible: Trude Wicklund
Teachers: Marius Austeng Normann, Ola Tjåland, Ellen Skuterud, Hilde Marit Østlie
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Course is under revision. The course will be carried out in the spring semester.
First time: 2007V
Various raw material qualities and production processes for the production of beer, cider, wine and spirits and the significance this may have on the quality of the finished product, will be reviewed.
Fermentation processes where different types of yeast can be used are the basis for the production of alcoholic beverages. Knowledge of how fermentation processes contribute to the development of flavour and aroma components that are unique to the various products is important. The environmental aspect is also important in the production of various fruits, berries and cereals. Different cultivation conditions affect and are influenced by the local microclimate and knowledge of this will be important for the production to be sustainable. The products are also important for the local economy and as traditional carriers in different countries and regions.
The course will include lectures, self study, lab activity and an excursion.
Fermented beverage production, Ed.: Lea - Piggott (Kluwer Academic). The students are also encouraged to seek literature on the Internet.
Bachelor's in Food Science or equivalent
Knowledge of fruit and cereal raw materials as well as general food technology, food chemistry, microbiology and biochemistry
Excursion and practical experiments.
3 hours written exam (counts 70 %, must be approved), project assignment (counts 30 %, must be approved).
30 hrs lectures, 10 hrs excursion, 20 hrs group work/experiments, 65 hrs self-study.
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
3x2 hours lectures or lab activities per week for 6 weeks.
An external examiner approves the examination questions and project assignments and grades a minimum of 25 selected exam papers.
Examination details: Portfolio: A - E / F