The CDR BeerLab® is the analysis system built to analyze Beer, Wort and Water. The CDR BeerLab® is designed to perform In-House Process and Quality Controls during each phases of your brewing process.
This versatile system is specifically devised by CDR to respond to the needs of master brewers and to breweries of all size from small to large enterprises. The CDR BeerLab® analysis system allows you to perform a wide range of tests on beer, wort and water with a single device, faster and with ease compared to the traditional methods, all while being totally in-house without having to rely on external laboratories.
So you can determine the most important parameters during all brewing process phases; from the beginning of fermentation to bottling the finished product, all without the need for a chemical laboratory or experienced lab personnel.
How can you perform the tests?
With CDR BeerLab®, chemical tests on Beer, Wort and Water are performed in just a few steps and results are yielded right away:
- Select the parameter to measure from the menu: the system automatically selects the correct wavelength.
- Use the supplied pipette to add the correct volume of sample to the pre-vialed reagent, specifically developed by our laboratories. A colorimetric reaction is generated.
- Follow the displayed instructions.
The result of the test is automatically calculated, displayed and printed in just a few minutes in its unit of measure.
If you need the Help function will lead you through the analysis process “Step by Step”.
You don’t have to handle toxic or carcinogenic compounds; there is no need to use fume hood or to wash either containers or traditional glassware.
You can perform the tests at production line, even if you don’t have any laboratory technical skills.
CDR beerLab® comes pre-calibrated and ready to use!
How does CDR BeerLab® Work? Watch the video …
“Since its installation, we have found the analyser to be accurate and easy to use. We are looking to list BAD Co. beer with a well-known national retailer and we wouldn’t be able to do that without in-house quality control using the BeerLab”.
Head Brewer of BAD Co.’s
“The BeerLab allows us to measure our VDK levels accurately and quickly, reducing our tank occupancy and ensuring we are completely confident in the beers we are releasing”.
Tank Manager Cloudwater
From the start, BrewFist has always focused on quality control of the beer production process. Thanks to the use of CDR BeerLab®, the analysis of beer, water and must became quick and easy, so it was possible to introduce the determination of many parameters that made quality control much more widespread.
Watch the video to discover all the benefits that CDR BeerLab® has brought to the BrewFist brewery, hearing it first hand from Pietro Di Pilato, founder of the brewery and Head Brewer, and Matteo Ambrosetti, BrewFist Lab Technician. [More…]
CDR BeerLab® for innovation in brewing process.
The important study “Beer-brewing powered by controlled hydrodynamic cavitation: Theory and real-scale experiments” is done by the Institute of Biometeorology of National Research Council (CNR) in Florence, Italy.
The chemical analysis for the inline control of the brewing process has be done by the CDR BeerLab®.
The results of this scientific paper are published in on the Journal of Cleaner Production and have received important independent reviews: as the article published in the authoritative Technology Review of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (“This Technology Is About to Revolutionize Beer-Making,” 2016), as well as the article in the Draft Magazine and the mention of the Cornell University Library.
CDR BeerLab® is reliable, easy to use and fast as confirmed by Campden BRI
The international reference analysis laboratory Campden BRI carried out a comparative study between the analytical methods exploited by the CDR BeerLab® and the reference methods. The study concluded that:
“The correlation of analytical results obtained with CDR BeerLab® with the reference methods is very good for all types of tested beer and wort samples.”
Furthermore, the Campden BRI laboratory highlighted that:
- The instrument is easy to use
- The user interface is logical and simple
- No calibration is needed
- As compared with traditional methods, CDR BeerLab® analytical methods are much faster
- The system has a low environmental impact due to minimum waste production and very low volumes of sample and reagents used
Evaluation of the determination of VDK and yeast vitality in beer with the CDR BeerLab® – CampdenBRI
CDR Srl with QCL (QuadraChem Laboratories Ltd), the distributor of CDR products in United Kingdom, have requested to Campden BRI the evaluation of new VDKs concentration analysis and determination of yeast vitality, now available on the CDR BeerLab® Analyser.
The reference methods used are:
• Reference UKAS accredited VDK method (Campden BRI Method AM/008 based on Analytica-EBC, 9.24.2, 1999)
• The yeast acidification power test (APT), one of the most common vitality tests
Campden BRI study using the CDR BeerLab® Analyser showed that:
- The instrument was easy to use
- The user interface was logical and user friendly
- Compared to the acidification power yeast vitality and the reference VDK methods, the CDR BeerLab® methods were much quicker
- The system has a low environmental impact due to minimal waste production and the very low sample and reagent volumes required
Correlation between CDR BeerLab® and official methods for analysis of Beer, Wort and Water – University of Udine
- the evaluation of correlation between the results obtained using CDR BeerLab® and those obtaibed with EBC (European Brewery Convention) official methods
- the evaluation of the correlation between the results obtained with the CDR BeerLab® and those obtained with the official methods of analysis on the parameters relating to the quality control of water used in brewing.
The methods of CDR BeerLab® for analysis of beer, wort and water provided statistically correlated results (p <0.05) with low standard deviation values indicating good accuracy.