Alcohol in cider

CDR CiderLab: the analysis system for cider to perform quality and process controlsAlcohol content is the measurement of ethanol content etanolo in an alcoholic beverage. In cider constitutes an important quality parameter.

The determination of alcohol by volume with CDR CiderLab is simpler and more rapid than OIV method, OIV methods: it consists in a simple photometric reading and operates on a small sample of cider as is without any distillation.

The analysis has a high repeatibility and reliable. The results you obtain with CDR CiderLab are compliant with the results of OIV reference analytical methods.

The Analyzers CDR CiderLab for determining Alcohol 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.

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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.

Correlation curve

The correlation curve between the CDR CiderLab analysis method and the reference analysis method.

Alcohol content in Cider with CDR CiderLab in Accordance to the Reference Method

Test Principle

Ethanol + NAD+ Test principle of alcohol analysis in wine Acetic Aldehyde + NADH
Ethanol is oxidized in an alkaline environment through an enzymatic reaction and converted in acetic aldehyde in presence of NAD+, which in turns produces NADH. The increase of the absorbance, measured at 366 nm (end-point) is directly proportional to the concentration of ethanol 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 *300603: The kit, designed for 10 dilutions (code *300605) and 10 determinations (code *300604)
Codice *300600: The kit is constituted by 10 *300603 kits and allows 100 determinations.

The reagents have a shelf-life of 6 months.

Processing – Sample Volume – Measuring Range

The analysis requests a rapid and simple dilution of the sample. The test is suitable for sweet cider as well, because it is able to measure up to 20% v/v.

Test Measuring range
(% vol)
Resolution Accuracy
Alcohol content 0,1 – 17% vol. 0,1 0,2% vol.

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

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