Determination of the Acetic acid in cider

CDR CiderLab: the analysis system for cider to perform quality and process controlsAcetic acid, often referred to volatile acidity, can be produced by several yeasts and bacteria present in cider. It may form during fermentation, secondary product, or during storage due to the deterioration of finished cider.

The Analyzers CDR CiderLab for determining Acetic acid (volatile acidity) in cider

The system is supplied pre-calibrated and ready for use.
Results are expressed in accordance with the reference method.
The reagents have a shelf-life untill 18 months
The analytical methods are simple: the system does not require an equipped laboratory or skilled staff.

  CDR CiderLab analyzer CDR CiderLab CDR CiderLab analyzer Junior VersionCDR CiderLab JUNIOR
Analyses Fermentable Sugars
Total Acidity
Acetic Acid
L-Lactic Acid
L-Malic Acid
Free sulfur dioxide (Free SO2)
Total sulfur dioxide (Total SO2)
Yeast assimilable nitrogen (YAN)
TPI – Total Polyphenols Index
Configuration with tailored panel of analyses
Simultaneous Sample Analyses 16 3
Multiple Analyses on a Sample si


Test type: End Point.
Time testing: one test 6 minutes 50 Test/Hour.
Are possible test sessions with several samples, up to a maximum of 16.

Calibration curve

The calibration curve of CDR CiderLab, obtained using reference methods.

Acetic Acidity Test in Cider

Test Principle

Acetic acid + ATP + PEP + NADH reazione-acido-acetico ADP + D-Lactic acid + NAD+

Through an enzymatic reaction, acetic acid is converted into piruvic acid, which in turn reacts with NADH producing NAD+ and D-Lactic acid.
The reduction of absorbance, measured at 366 nm (end-point), of the NADH solution is proportional to the quantity of acetic acid present in the sample.

Reagent test Kits

The reagents are packaged in foil pouches containing 10 tubes useful to perform 10 analyses.

This is the minimum package that allows the use of CDR systems even to those who need to make a few analyses, thus not wasting reagents.

There are also boxes of 100 tests, however, packaged in 10 bags of 10 tubes containing the reagent.

Code *300360: The kit, designed for 10 tests 

Code *300359: The kit, designed for 100 tests 

The reagents have a shelf-life of 8 months.

Processing – Sample Volume – Measuring Range

Use the cider as is.

Test Measuring range
(g/L of acetic acid)
(g/Lof acetic acid)
Acetic acid in cider 0,05 -1,20 0,01 0,02 g/L

Reagents developed by CDR S.r.l - Quality System Certified ISO 9001 Ed. 2015 - Certificate n. 9115

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Acetic acid was last modified: December 30th, 2018 by CDR s.r.l.