Beer Analysis with CDR BeerLab®

CDR BeerLab is the easy, fast and reliable testing system to be used directly at the brewery with no need of expertise in chemical analysisCDR BeerLab® is the analysis system of Beer, Wort and Water designed to perform process controls during every brewing phases.

A versatile system specifically devised by CDR to respond to the needs of master brewers and breweries of any size. The CDR BeerLab® analysis system allows to perform a wide range of tests on beer, wort and water with one single instrument, more rapidly and easily than traditional methods, in total autonomy without having to rely on dedicated external laboratories.

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How are tests on beer performed with CDR BeerLab®?

Performing chemical analyses on beer, wort and water is simple and fast. Water is tested as is while beer and wort just require an easy and rapid preparation developed by CDR.

All reagents are supplied pre-vialed and ready to use, and operators do not have to handle toxic or carcinogenic compounds; there is no need of a dedicated laboratory or to wash either containers or traditional glassware.

Discover how easy it is with CDR BeerLab®

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Download the Case study about in-house beer quality control in English brewerySince 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. []

Paul Holden-Ridgeway
head brewer of BAD Co.’s

 

CDR BeerLab® is reliable, easy to use and fast as confirmed by Campden BRI

An assessment of CDR BeerLab carried out by Campden BRI, the international referenceanalysis laboratoryThe international reference analysis laboratory Campden BRI carried out a comparative study between the analytical methods exploited by 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

 

CDR BeerLab® and the research of CNR for innovation in brewing process.

Beer-brewing powered by controlled hydrodynamic cavitation: Theory and real-scale experimentsThe 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® method for the determination of total SO2 in beer.

Papare on so2 determination method in beer with CDR BeerLabThe researchers of CDR chemical laboratories made a study to demonstrate the great accuracy and repeatability of CDR BeerLab® method for the determination of total sulfur dioxide SO2 in beer samples. It allows the brewers to improve at best the execution of this analysis directly in the brewery.

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CDR BeerLab for Beer and Wort was last modified: August 28th, 2017 by CDR s.r.l.

Have a Look at the CDR BeerLab® System

CDR BeerLab® is a true testing laboratory; thanks to its compact size, it can be used in any environment at a brewery.

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CDR BeerLab, the all-inclusive intuitive system for beer, wort and water chemical analyses: fast, simple, andreliable

  • An analyzer based on photometric technology, available in the standard or Junior version, equipped with state-of-the-art LED emitters, reading cells (4) and 37°C thermostated incubation cells (16).
  • A kit of low toxicity, disposable reagents. Reagents are pre-vialed, in package of 10 tests, 1 year shelf life, developed and produced by the research laboratories of CDR.
  • Pipettes allow for the collection of the correct volume of sample.
  • The Help function will lead you through the process “Step by Step
  • A graphic printer will immediately print the test results.

 

SAVE YOUR TIME

To test beer, wort and water during brewing process, CDR BeerLab® uses analytical procedures and dedicated reagents specifically developed by the research laboratories of CDR that allow:

  • a sample preparation that is quick and easy, when needed at all;
  • making analytic procedures extremely fast and easy;
  • removing all needs for complex calibration procedures.

Moreover, CDR BeerLab® allows accelerating quality and process control analytical procedures because it features:

  • thermostated incubation cells
  • multitasking mode

These features allow performing several analyses at the same time on the same sample or sixteen different assays for the same parameter on a batch of different samples.

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Beer testNumber of testsCodeMeasuring Range
Fermentable sugars10*300645[0,1 – 150] g/L maltose
[0 – 10] %vv alcoholic increase
100*300640
Bitterness10*300635[5 – 100] IBU
100*300630
Color10*300655EBC [1-100] SRM [0,5-50]
100*300650
Lactic acid D+L 10*300715[150 – 3500] ppm Lactic acid [D+L]
100*300720
Alcohol by volume 10*300735[0 – 10] % vv
100*300740
pH 10*300625[4,50 – 6,50]
100*300620
Starch10*300615[0,10 – 10] g/L
100*300610
FAN (Free Amino Nitrogen) 10*300785[30 -300] ppm
100*300780
Total sulfur dioxide (SO2)10*300865[1 -30] mg/L
100*300860
Water testNumber of testsCodeMeasuring Range
Calcium10*300695[5- 250] ppm
100*300700
Magnesium10*300673[2 – 50] ppm
100*300675
Bicarbonates10*300663[0 – 300] ppm
100*300660
Chlorides10*300705[100 – 500] ppm
100*300710
Potassium10*300683[50 – 500] ppm
100*300680
Sulfates10*300685[20 – 250] ppm
100*300690

 

CDR BeerLab® chemical Analyzers for inline control in brewing process

 CDR BeerLab<sup>®</sup>: the analysis system for quality controls on beer directly at the brewery
CDR BEERLAB®
 CDR BeerLab<sup>®</sup> Junior: the analysis system for quality controls on beer directly at the breweryCDR BEERLAB® JUNIOR
Tests

Beer
Fermentable sugars
Bitterness (IBU)
Color
Lactic acid (D+L)
Alcohol by volume
pH wort
Starch
Free Amino Nitrogen by OPA (FAN)

SO2

Water
Calcium
Magnesium
Bicarbonates
Chloride
Potassium
Sulfates

Beer
Fermentable sugars
Color
Lactic acid (D+L)
Alcohol by volume
pH wort
Starch
Free Amino Nitrogen by OPA (FAN)

SO2

 

Simultaneous analyses163
Possibility of running several tests on the same samplesi
Incubation module37˚C thermostatic block with 16 slots i37˚C thermostated reading block with incubation function
Internal memory to store analysis resultssisi
Touch Screen Displaysisi
Printersi
USB host port to connect USB memoriessi
USB port to connect to a PCsisi
Ethernet (LAN) portsi
Wireless link for external printersi
Dimensions and weight32 X 29,5 X 13 cm (L x P x  H) – 2,8 Kg15 x 22 x 8,3 cm (L x P x H) – 0,80 Kg
Lithium ion batterysi

 

 

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