The Soft Drinks Companion: A Technical Handbook for the Beverage Industry by Maurice Shachman
August 16, 2004 by CRC Press
Reference - 284 Pages - 47 B/W Illustrations
SummaryThis comprehensive book presents key issues in the technology of the soft drinks industry. Employing a user-friendly format and writing style, the author draws on more than thirty-five years' hands-on experience in technical management in the soft drinks industry. The diverse subjects discussed focus on key scientific and technical issues encountered by technical staff at all levels on a daily basis, including cost factors related to technical subjects. The succinct explanations of scientific concepts underlying technology issues and potential problems make The Soft Drinks Companion an ideal all-around reference for both the professional and novice.
Table of Contents :
Introduction to Soft Drinks :
What is Soft Drink ?Why Soft Drinks ?
Benefits of Soft Drinks ?
Chapter 1 : Brix - The Basics
Chapter 2 : Taste Testing - Theory and Practice
Chapter 3 : Food Laws - General Issues
Chapter 4 : Emulsions - The Cloudy Drinks
Chapter 5 : Water Treatment - The Key Process
Chapter 6 : Brix - Sugar Inversion
Chapter 7 : Fruit Juices - A Special Technology
Chapter 8 : Food Laws - Labeling the PackageChapter 9 : Syrup Making - The Heart of the Process
Chapter 10 : Microbiology - All about the "Bugs"
Chapter 11 : Syrup Shrinkage - Splitting Hairs
Chapter 12 : Carbonation - Putting in the Fizz
Chapter 13 : Unitization - A Unique Ingredients System
Chapter 14 : Flavors : The Magical Ingredients
Chapter 15 : Formulations - A Spreadsheet Template
Chapter 16 : Microbiology : The Biofilm Concept
Chapter 17 : Quality : The Key to Performance
Appendix 1 : Brix / Density Conversion Tables
Appendix 2 : Temperature Correction Tables for Refractometric Brix Readings
Appendix 3 : Significance tables for Triangular Taste test
Appendix 4 : Significance Tables for Two Sample Preference Taste test
Appendix 5 : Acidity correction Tables for Refractometric Brix Readings
Appendix 6 : Microsoft Excel Template for Final Beverage Brix Calculation
Appendix 7 : Glossary of Technical and General Terms used in the Handbook