Fachverlag Hans Carl, Nuremberg
Editorial Board and DOI for BrewingScience
We are happy to announce some changes at BrewingScience (the former "Monatsschrift für Brauwissenschaft").
On the one hand, the established Editorial Board of the scientific journal BrewingScience published by Fachverlag Hans Carl will be strengthened by five new members. The committee provides advice and support to BrewingScience, for example during the final selection of the Ludwig-Narziß-Award winner. The current members Prof. Ludwig Narziß, Freising, Dr. Horst-Gevert Bellmer, Groß-Ippener, Dr. Hans-Georg Eils, Homburg/Saar, and Dr. Jörg Lehmann, Kulmbach, will be supported by Prof. Werner Back, Freising, Dr. Stefan Kreisz, Erdinger Weißbräu, Prof. Frank-Jürgen Methner, TU Berlin, Dr. Michael Peter Müller, AB-InBev, Munich, and Prof Frank Rath, VLB Berlin.
On the other hand, BrewingScience as of late has been assigning so-called DOIs. Digital Object Identifiers/DOIs are unique identifiers for articles which are mostly published online, and they are widespread in scientific journals. DOIs facilitate localization of articles and can - in simple terms - be compared with ISSN or ISBN codes.
All scientific papers published in BrewingScience in 2017 already have an assigned DOI number which helps to find the bibliographic data and the abstract of an article.
Note to authors: Authors wishing to have a DOI added to an article published prior to 2017 are welcome to contact Dr. Lydia Junkersfeld at email@example.com.
Ludwig Narziß Award for Brewing Science
The EUR 2,500 award is designed to formally recognize those BrewingScience publications in which the results are particularly relevant for application in the brewing industry. For further information please refer to this article.
International Hop Standards Committee
New International Calibration Standard (ICS-R3) for HPLC Analysis of Rho-iso-alpha-acids
The International Hop Standards Committee (IHSC) announces the release of a new calibration standard, ICS-R3, for the HPLC analysis of Rho-iso-alpha-acids.
In April 2001, the ASBC, EBC, IoB (now IBD), and BCOJ approved the release of a set of HPLC standards for use in the quantitative determination of isomerized and reduced-isomerized alpha-acids in hop products and in beer. Four standards were produced:
- DCHA-Iso, ICS-I1 (Iso-alpha-acids standard);
- DCHA-Rho, ICS-R1 (Rho-iso-alpha-acids standard);
- Tetra, ICS-T1 (Tetrahydroiso-alpha-acids standard);
- DCHA-Hexa, ICS-H1 (Hexahydroiso-alpha-acids standard).
The purity of each standard was determined using various HPLC procedures, elemental analysis and other methods. Over a period of several years, the committee monitored the stocks of the four standards via careful HPLC analysis, finally concluding that the standards had maintained their declared compositions and had not undergone significant chemical change. Following exhaustion of the original stocks, the "Iso", "Rho", "Tetra" and "Hexa" standards were replaced by new standards, ICS-I2 (now followed by ICS-I3), ICS-R2, ICS-T2 (now followed by ICS-T3) and ICS-H2.
Stocks of ICS-R2 are now almost exhausted. In anticipation of this, in 2015 the subcommittee initiated the preparation of a replacement standard. This new standard, ICS-R3, now becomes the recommended standard and should be used for commercial transactions as well as for quality control purposes. Read more...