Originally Posted by heinz57
My compliments to the U of I library system for carrying home brewing books.
Are the essays any good? If so, I'll take the PDF.
You'd be surprised what I've found in the last few days. We have this thing where we can search articles from Ebsco, InfoTrac, Scopus, a few ebooks websites and more.
For example searching for "brewing science" returns over 1000 book results, and 10,000 journal or magazine articles.
I haven't had a chance to read the PDF yet, but the abstract was good enough to make me download it. PM me you're e-mail address and I'll send you them in a tarball or zipped, whichever you prefer.
edit: and after just reading through the color chapter... yes, very good. For example, I did not know this:
Addition of sulfur dioxide, often in the form of KMS (potassium meta-bisulfite), will stall the early stages of melanoidin formation by binding to aldehyde groups, and so acts as a bleach; however, SO2 does not bleach color already formed, and has little or no effect on the Strecker degradation (see below).