CDR BeerLab® - simple, fast and reliable analysis system of beer.

Determination of Colour in beer and wort with CDR BeerLab®

The chromatic characteristics of a beer are defined by its colour which is measured at 420 nm. Even if other ingredients can interfere in the final colour of the beer, the malt is definitely the ingredient that influences most this classification parameter.


Test Principle

You can carry out the absorbance reading of the filtered beer at 420 nm, properly vialed in the test tube. The analyzer automatically calculates the colour intensity and expresses the result in the most used measuring units: EBC and SRM.

Calibration curve

Samples were analysed for colour using the CDR BeerLab® and the reference UKAS accredited spectrophotometric method (Campden BRI Method AM/028 based on Analytica EBC, 9.6 2000). The curve was obtained as part of the comparative study of the analytical methods of CDR BeerLab® and the reference methods conducted by the Campden BRI international laboratory.


Reagent test Kits

No chemical reagents are required.

Measuring range

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The Analyzers for process and quality control in beer brewing


CDR BeerLab®

  • Complete analysis panel, supplied already configured
  • Up to 16 determinations simultaneously
  • Possibility of carrying out analyses of the same sample
  • Integrated printer
  • Full connections (LAN - USB - Bluetooth barcode/QR code reader)

CDR BeerLab® Jr

  • Partial analysis panel, supplied configured with 3 analyses of your choice, implementable
  • Up to 3 determinations simultaneously
  • Wireless connection to external printer
  • USB connections