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Services for the brewing industry

We offer a range of services to the brewing industry including beer and wort analysis, water quality analysis and yeast storage and identification. All our analyses are carried out in accordance with the European Brewery Convention standard methods.

Water analysis

If you use your own water in your brews we can analyse the quality of your water source to determine levels of heavy metals, chlorines, sulphites and sulphates and nitrates and nitrites.

Wort analysis

We offer the following services for the analysis of your wort

  • Colour of Wort
  • Fermentable Carbohydrates in Wort
  • Bitterness of Wort
  • Total Nitrogen in Wort: Kjeldahl Method
  • Free Amino Nitrogen in Wort
  • total Metal ions in wort
  • Total Polyphenols in Wort
  • High Molecular Weight ß-Glucan Content of Wort
  • pH of Wort

Beer analysis

We offer the following services for the analysis of you beers (both bottle and cask)

  • Colour of Beer
  • Bitterness of Beer
  • Total Nitrogen in Beer: Kjeldahl Method
  • Free Amino Nitrogen in Beer
  • Total Polyphenols in Beer
  • Flavanoids in Beer
  • Vicinal Diketones in Beer
  • Prediction of Shelf-Life of Beer
  • High Molecular Weight ß-Glucan Content of Beer
  • Acetic Acid in Beer:
  • Glycerol in Beer
  • Lactic Acid in Beer
  • pH of Beer
  • N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) content of Beer
  • Iso-α-acids and reduced iso-α-acids (Rho, Tetra, Hexa) in beer

Yeast services

Led by our yeast expert Dr Susan Campbell, we also offer the following services

  • Yeast Count
  • Yeast Viability
  • Long term Yeast storage (charged per sample per year)
  • Isolation of pure yeast culture
  • Production of Yeast starter culture
  • Detection of contaminants: Enterobacteriaceae, lactic acid bacteria, non-Saccharomyces yeasts and other contaminants

To learn more about our services or to enquire about prices and turnaround times, please contact us.


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