• CDR KombuchaLab can give results in as little as 10 minutes.
    CDR KombuchaLab can give results in as little as 10 minutes.

The new CDR KombuchaLab on-site chemical analysis allows in-house quality analysis with real-time results. This story was first published in Food & Drink Business May/June 2020.

Andrew Odd, scientific division manager AMSL Scientific, says the system is available in two models, the CDR KombuchaLab and CDR KombuchaLab Jr.

The versatility and compact nature of the system means it can meet the needs of brewers of all sizes, he says.

Quality parameters can be monitored with confidence at every step of the production process, from fermentation through to bottling.

CDR KombuchaLab is a complete system, equipped with everything needed to carry out the analytical tests.

The easy-to-use methods coupled with ready-to-use reagents enable tests to be carried out by personnel with minimal training anywhere on the production floor, Odd says.

Real-time results empower brewers to make immediate production decisions to achieve the desired sensory characteristics.

In as little as 10 minutes an entire analytical panel can be performed on samples because the featured Multitasking mode allows different analytical parameters to be run simultaneously. Alternatively, up to 16 different samples can be tested for the same parameter at the same time.

Features include:

  • photometric technology – LED emitters, reading cells (4) and 37°C thermostated incubation cells (16) ensures accuracy and reliability;
  • disposable reagents – reagents are pre-filled, allowing quick and easy sample preparation; and
  • ease of use – simple and user-friendly system that can be used by anyone.

Tests currently available are alcohol by volume, acetic acid, fermentable sugars, gluconic acid, total lactic acid, YAN and total polyphenols.

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