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Farinograph Test

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    $225 per analysis

  • Turnaround time

    7 - 9 Business Days

  • Rush


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Farinograph Test

Technical data sheet


Method description

This empirical test develops a wheat flour dough in the mixing chamber of the Brabender Farinograph. The dough is made by titrating water into the flour in the mixing chamber. The dough consistency is continuously measured as the torque against the mixing blades. The mixing parameters from the dough development curve are used as indicators of flour quality for bread baking.

Acceptable matrices

White and whole wheat flours

Unacceptable matrices

Any grains that do not contain gluten


Brabender Farinograph

Method reference

AACC Method 54-21

Reportable unit

Time in minutes, Brabender Units

Sample size requirements

1000 g

Information required by submitter

Please supply estimates

Additional information

Several standard test results are determined from the Farinograph test. These include percent absorption, arrival time, peak time, stability, mixing tolerance index (MTI) and twenty minute drop (TMD).

*Prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

Common Farinograph Test Testing Questions

While our sales and customer service team are happy to answer general testing questions, consultations typically start at a rate of $250 per 30 minutes regarding the interpretation of reported test results or questions about our test methods. We cannot consult on regulations, tolerance limits, or claims.

We make every effort to keep our methods and detection limits up to date according to the latest standards and qualifications. If you have any questions regarding the limit of detection/quantification or method references, please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-245-5615.

Our standard turnaround time is 10 business days for most assays. There are some assays that require a longer turnaround time. We also offer a RUSH service that is half the time of the standard turnaround time of the assay at double the cost of the assay. A few assays that we provide cannot be rushed due to the nature of the test. Please check the specific assay you are interested in regarding the ability to RUSH the turnaround time.

Medallion Labs, a division of General Mills, offers multiple areas of expertise for analytical testing and product evaluation for the food and ingredient industry. Our areas of expertise include Chemical Analysis, Nutritional Analysis, Food Safety, Shelf Life Studies, Microbiology, Specialty Fibers, Physical Testing, Allergen Testing, as well as Product Evaluation (which includes Product Performance and Sensory Evaluation) and Technical Consulting/Method Development. Our methods are developed for the testing of food products and ingredients.

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