VIT® Beer plus L. brevis

Test kit for rapid analysis of all beer spoilage lactic acid bacteria

Product Number: 01210006

Detection of beer spoilage bacteria

VIT® Beer is the most frequently used fast bacteria detection system in breweries worldwide. Its specificity and reliability combined with its simple handling and outstanding analysis have established VIT® Beer's leading role.
VIT® Beer plus L. brevis unequivocally detects all members of beer-spoiling lactic acid bacteria including the most common Lactobacillus brevis in one test run.
In comparison with conventional methods VIT® Beer plus L. brevis allows time savings of four to five days It can be applied in all important stages of the brewing process: filtrate and non-filtrate area including yeast propagation.

The kit is an ideal complement to our VIT® Beer Megasphaera/Pectinatus

The analysis is easy to conduct – only few minutes hands-on time. The results are provided within 3 hours. Evaluation is performed by using a fluorescence microscope. All essential consumables required for analyses are contained in the kit. Package size: 25 analyses.

Analysis can be performed with following samples:

  • Isolates (directly)
  • Liquid enrichments (directly)
  • Beer and beer based drinks (short pre-enrichment)
  • Hygienic samples (short pre-enrichment)

 

Send us also your sample for analysis: Detection of all beer-spoiling lactic acid bacteria and especially L. brevis.

Alternatively, we are able to conduct a fast and complete VIT® beer screening.

Identical microscopic image after analysis with the test kit: phase contrast, living beer spoiling bacteria shine red, Lactobacillus brevis specifically green.
Identical microscopic image after VIT® analysis: phase contrast, living beer spoiling bacteria shine red. Lactobacillus brevis is identified directly by green color.

Advantages

  • detection of all members of beer-spoiling lactic acid bacteria and identification of L. brevis in one single analysis
  • detection of living bacteria exclusively
  • fast detection
  • highest specificity
  • detection is based upon our reliable VIT® gene probe technology