CDR BeerLab® allows to determine Total sulfur dioxide (SO2) in beer giving the result in 1 minute, avoiding the time consuming distillation of the EBC reference method and the using of dangerous and cancerogenic compounds used by AOCS reference method.
You can use CDR BeerLab® method easily in the QC lab or even at production line.
SO2 is naturally produced in the fermentation steps of beer production. Given its antioxidant capacity it allows to extend the shelf life of the beer itself . The legal limit is 10 mg/L.
The systems to test Total sulfur dioxide (SO2) in beer
Bitterness levels can be measured using CDR BeerLab®, a system which enables you to carry out a wide panel of chemical analyses on beer and water, using a single instrument, in a process that is faster and simpler than traditional methods.
With CDR BeerLab® brewers and breweries of any size can independently carry out brewing process controls without having to rely on external laboratories.
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Beer, Wort and Water:
Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
Vicinal Diketons (VDKs)
Total sulfur dioxide
Free Amino Nitrogen (FAN) by OPA
Lactic Acid (D + L)
Polyphenols in beer
Carbohydrates in Beer
Calcium in Beer and Water
Alkalinity of water
Bicarbonate in Water
Zinc in Water
Sulfate in Water
Magnesium in Water
Potassium in Water
Chloride in Water
Configuration with tailored panel of analyses
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Test type: End Point.
Time testing: 1 minute.
Are possible test sessions with several samples, up to 16 for CDR BeerLab® and 3 tests for CDR BeerLab® Junior.
Calibration curve obtained with samples of known values.
Total SO2 reacts with a specific cromogen forming a compound used to follow the reaction itself. The end point of the reaction is read at 430nm and the increasing of absorbance is proportional to the total SO2 concentration.
The 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 achive optimal performance of measuring SO2 directly in their brewery.
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.
- Codice *300865 – The kit, designed for 10 tests
- Codice *300860 – The kit, designed for 100 tests
The reagents have a shelf-life of 18 months.
Processing – Sample Volume – Measuring Range
Collect the beer after a short degassing step
|Total sulfur dioxide (SO2)||1 – 30 ppm
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