Simple and fast chemical analysis of beer for quality control in brewing process directly in the brewery

Chemical analysis for Beer quality control in breweries without the support of personnel with no previous specific lab tech experience

Are you the owner of a brewery? Are you a master brewer and are looking for an analyzer to perform quality control in your brewing process? Are you a consultant for breweries? We have the most appropriate analysis system for your business.

 CDR BeerLab®CDR BeerLab: the chemical analyzing system for beer quality control in every stage of brewing process in brewery: the self-contained analyzer to perform chemical analyses on beer, wort and water for in-house brewing process control.

Thanks to CDR BeerLab®, you no longer have to send beer or wort samples to dedicated external laboratories. Beer analysis methods are quick and easy to use. The results of the tests are available in real time so as to be able to promptly take key decisions during the brewing process.

For detailed technical characteristics, enter the dedicated page

Solutions for analysis for beer quality control in Brewing was last modified: April 10th, 2018 by CDR s.r.l.

Analysis for in-house brewing process control

In just a few minutes, CDR BeerLab® analyzer allows to determine a wide panel of parameters on beer and water for the inline control of the brewing process:

Beer

Water (only with the standard version)

How it can help you to perform analysis for beer quality control

The analytical system built to analyze Beer, Wort, and Water, CDR BeerLab®

  • is easy to use: you can perform the tests directly in the brewery, during any phase of the brewing process even if you are not a chemical lab specialist;
  • exploits optimized analytical methods that are simple and fast, with no risks for the operator, with no waste and without having to be equipped with a laboratory;
  • removes the need to rely on dedicated external laboratories;
  • enables to take key decisions in a timely manner: results on dozens of samples are obtained in just a few minutes;
  • provides accurate results, which are verified by correlation and compliance curves with the reference methods;
  • performs a complete panel of tests, all main parameters on beer and water to the purpose of the brewing process quality control;
  • is self-contained and compact, does not require maintenance operations: it is a spectrophotometer that perfectly meets breweries’ and master brewers’ analysis requirements.

 

A true testing laboratory: chemical analyses for beer quality control that comes in a complete, intuitive and reliable equipment

Complete, intuitive and reliable equipment for chemical analyses on beer CDR BeerLab® is a true analysis laboratory. We have developed it to perform easy and fast chemical analyses on beer directly at the brewery, without the support of personnel with specific lab tech experience, and without relying on a dedicated external laboratory.

CDR BeerLab® optimize traditional testing procedures, making them faster and easier, while guaranteeing accuracy standards in line with the ISO reference methods

Compact and handy, it is composed of:

  • an analyzer based on photometric technology equipped with state-of-the-art LED emitters, available in 2 versions
  • a kit of pre-vialed and ready-to-use low toxicity reagents, specifically developed by our research laboratory to fine tune analytical methods and avoid any contact with toxic or carcinogenic substances
  • pipettes that allow for the collection of the correct volume of sample.

Our device comes from a family of fast and reliable testing systems that we have developed and manufactured to perform food and beverage quality controls during the production process.

The ‘help’ function makes beer analysis methods easier

The system is reliable, fast and intuitive. It is so simple to use that anyone can run a test in total autonomy as if they were skilled personnel. Just a few steps suffice to perform the analyses and, if there is ever a doubt, the HELP function will lead you through the process by displaying detailed instructions. Click here for more info on the Help function

 

Applications: Quality Control in Brewing Process

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

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Evaluation Report

CDR BeerLab® beer analysis methods are reliable, easy to use and fast as confirmed by Campden BRI

An assessment of CDR BeerLab® carried out by Campden BRI, the international reference analysis laboratory

The 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 must samples.

Some Extracts from the Report:

  • The CDR BeerLab® analyser has been shown to give comparable performance in the measurement of pH, colour, bitterness (IBU) and alcohol (ABV) to established methods. …
  • Accuracy of the CDR BeerLab® with regards to agreement with the declared values of ABV was very good for all sample types. …
  • precision values for the CDR BeerLab®, for all analyses, are well within the tolerances expected for spectrophotometers in the brewing industry
  • The low reagent and sample volumes required for analysis not only reduces reagent costs but also reduces the amount of waste produced, thereby providing analysis with a low environmental impact.
  • In the case of alcohol and bitterness, the CDR BeerLab® methods are faster than traditional methods (in the case of bitterness significantly faster) and all methods tested during this evaluation show close agreement to the reference method.

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

 

The two versions of CDR BeerLab® for chemical analyses on beer

  CDR BeerLab analyzer for Chemical tests on beer for brewing process controlCDR BEERLAB® New CDR BeerLab Junior: the analysis system for quality controls on beer directly at the breweryCDR BEERLAB® JUNIOR
Tests

Beer and Wort:
Fermentable Sugars
Lactic Acid (D + L)
Bitterness
Color
Alcohol Content
pH
Starch
Free Aminio Nitrogen by OPA (FAN)
Total sulfur dioxide (SO2)
Vicinal diketones (VDKs) [new]
Yeast Vitality [new]
Acetic Acid

Water:
Calcium
Magnesium
Bicarbonate
Chloride
Potassium
Sulfate
Zinc

Configuration with tailored panel of analyses

Beer and Wort:
Fermentable Sugars
Lactic Acid (D + L)
Bitterness (IBU) [new]
Color
Alcohol Content
pH
Starch
Free Aminio Nitrogen by OPA (FAN)
Total sulfur dioxide (SO2)
Vicinal diketones (VDKs) [new]
Yeast Vitality [new]
Acetic Acid

Water: [new]
Calcium
Magnesium
Bicarbonate
Chloride
Potassium
Sulfate
Zinc

Simultaneous analyses 16 3
Possibility of running several tests on the same sample si
Photometric module 4 thermostated reading cells (37˚C) 4 thermostated reading cells (37˚C)
Incubation module 37˚C thermostatic block with 16 slots 37˚C thermostated reading block with incubation function
Dimensions and weight 32 X 29,5 X 13 cm (L x P x  H) – 2,8 Kg 15 x 22 x 8,3 cm (L x P x H) – 0,80 Kg
Lithium ion battery si