Open qPCR brings the Real-Time PCR technology used by leading universities and research labs around the world into any brewery. Automatic analysis and probe-based detection eliminate the costly gels, cartridges, and false positives of earlier endpoint PCR methods.Explore Open qPCR
Actionable Results in Two Hours
Save money by detecting contamination earlier, before the problem spreads.
Rapid results allow you to test before you package, dry hop, or pitch.
Simple, Accurate Tests
PIKA has distilled 20 years of microbiological quality control experience into simple, effective test kits for breweries. They precisely target only the Real Beer Spoilers, ignoring species that can’t harm beer. Run tests with only 20 minutes hands-on time; no prior lab experience or dedicated staff required.
Ensure each batch is perfect with PIKA FastOrange. Enriching samples for 48 hours prior to testing allows detection of even a single spoiler cell.
Interested in learning more about microbiological quality control with Real-Time PCR?
Test Throughout the Process
Avoid the off-flavors, exploding bottles, and costly recalls of spoiled beer. Regular testing at crucial points is the only way to ensure consistent quality.
- Pitching yeast
- Brite tanks
- Filling equipment
- Packaged beer
|Test Method||Detection Limit||Time to Result|
|Direct qPCR||10 CFU/mL||2 hours|
|Enrichment||1 cell/sample||48 hours|
About Chai + PIKA
Chai and PIKA Weihenstephan partner to provide brewers with simple, effective tools that improve quality and reduce waste.
A spin-off of the leading brewing university TUM Weihenstephan, PIKA has pioneered the use of qPCR for the microbiological quality control of beer.
|Controlling Diastaticus in Your Brewery|
|The Real Beer Spoilers of Lactobacillus & Pediococcus|
Knowledge Base Articles
|Improving Sensitivity with Enrichment|
|Running PCR Test Kits|