Rapid and specific detection of beer-spoiling lactic acid bacteria

Qualitative detection of all beer-spoiling lactic acid bacteria and Lactobacillus brevis

Product Number: 01230003

Lay analysis of lactic acid bacteria and L. brevis

Specific detection of all beer-spoiling lactic acid bacteria including the most common contaminant Lactobacillus brevis. All relevant brewing process stages can be analyzed: filtration and non-filtration area including yeast recycling.

Results will be provided within 3 working days after sample receipt, in case of readily enriched samples or grown colonies by the next working day.

Qualitative or quantitative detection?

Qualitative

Which method is applied?
The reliable VIT® gene probe technology.

Which requirements are important?
Product and raw material samples:

  • beer, wine, juices and soft drinks, minimum 100 ml
  • water samples (e.g. soda, rinsing water etc.), minimum 100 ml

Pre-enriched samples:

  • Pre-enriched bouillons (10 ml) or agar plates with colonies: this allows a shorter time-to-result.

 

Especially for analysis of beer samples, we also recommend our VIT® beer screening and the Rapid identification of all beer-spoiling bacteria.

Ideal for analysis directly on site: our test kit VIT® Beer plus L. brevis.

Identical microscopic image: phase contrast (left), all living beer-spoiling lactic acid bacteria shining red (center) and Lactobacillus brevis shining specifically green (right) after analysis with gene probe technology.
Identical microscopic image after VIT® analysis: phase contrast, living beer spoiling bacteria shine red and Lactobacillus brevis specifically green.

Advantages

  • specific detection of all beer-spoiling lactic acid bacteria and especially L. brevis
  • determination of both parameters
  • detection of living bacteria exclusively
  • incomparably fast operational time
  • safe trace detection
  • highest specificity
  • analysis of all stages in brewing process possible