IGP–KSU Practical Flour and Dough Testing

The focus of Practical Flour and Dough Testing is the hands-on application of analytical tests used to determine attributes of different flours. Participants are introduced to the analytical techniques that they may encounter when working with flour mills and bakeries. This five-day course will provide a broad understanding of standard analytical methods and procedures commonly used in flour quality testing through participant hands-on exercises. This course will teach how analyses are done as well as how to evaluate, interpret, and use the results. The course also introduces wheat classes and uses, lab milling and grinding methods, and test baking methods and applications for breads, cakes, and cookies.

Basic analytical tools used for flour analysis that will be covered in the course include moisture, protein, ash, pH, flour color, TTA, SRC, gluten washing, glutomatic, damaged starch, and rheological tests such as farinograph, dough lab, falling number, mixolab, alveograph, and RVA that measure various dough properties. Lab milling machines will include the Quadrumat junior and senior, Buhler MLU, and Chopin lab mill.

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Course dates: August 5–9, 2024
Registration Option 1: course fees + hotel check-in on Sunday, August 4, with check-out on Friday, August 9. $2,600.00
Registration Option 2: course fees + hotel check-in on Sunday, August 4, with check-out on Saturday, August 10. $2,700.00

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