18 June 2024

The influence of water quality on gushing behaviour

A multi-causal problem | The spontaneous overfoaming of beer or carbonated beverages after opening the bottle without any external mechanical influence such as shaking is known as “gushing”. The product return or recall actions this triggers can lead to high financial losses – and can damage a company’s image. The causes of gushing – a multi-causal problem – are still not fully understood, although much research on this subject has been carried out over the years. It is known that gushing can be caused by raw materials on the one hand (primary gushing) and by technological factors in production on the other (secondary gushing). This article presents the research results on the influence of water quality on gushing behaviour in the Modified Carlsberg Test.

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