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Brabender Farinograph

Brabender Farinograph. An experimental laboratory testing instrument for measuring the resistance of a dough (q.v.) to mixing (q.v.). It consists of a small high-speed mixer that is connected to an oscillating dynamometer whose movements are transmitted by a lever to a recording system that produces a chart or farinogram (q.v). The resultant chart provides information on a flour's absorption (q.v.) capacity, protein quality (q.v.), and mixing tolerance (q.v.). The instrument is widely used in milling and baking laboratories.