Rapidly Detect, Quantify, and Identify All Beer Spoilers with Real-Time PCR
Test for Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, S. diastaticus, Brettanomyces, Megasphaera, Pectinatus, and more
Detect Beer Spoilers in Two Hours
Quality control is critical in delivering consistent, on-brand taste and preventing damaging recalls. Traditional microbial testing is too slow for modern brewing, while early PCR methods were costly and inaccurate.
With the Chai + PIKA solution, you can get test samples in two hours with a sensitivity of 10 CFU/mL, or achieve a sensitivity 1 cell/sample by pre-enriching with FastOrange for 48 hours.
Clear, Objective Results
Real-Time PCR eliminates costly gels & cartridges, as well as the need for human interpretation.
The Open qPCR instrument automatically runs & analyzes PIKA 4e test kits, displaying clear results on-screen. Advanced users may dig into the raw data behind the analysis.
PIKA’s 4e kits individually test for each scientifically proven spoiler with probe-based PCR, eliminating the false positives caused by hop resistance genes and non-spoiler species.
Read more about PIKA’s precision approach in The Real Beer Spoilers of Lactobacillus & Pediococcus
Determine the true spoilage risk and track down the source.
Real-Time PCR quantifies the degree of contamination, while PIKA’s 4e kits identify the spoiler species.
A complete beer spoilage quality control system
|Open qPCR||A Real-Time PCR instrument ideal for on-site production environments. Dual channel version required for PIKA kits.|
Bacterial Spoiler Kits
|Lactobacillus & Pediococcus Real Beer Spoiler Test Kit||Test beer for lactic acid producing bacterial spoilers|
|Lactobacillus & Pediococcus Real Beer Spoiler ID Kit||Identify the lactic acid bacterial spoiler species|
|L. acetotolerans Test Kit||A slow-growing spoiler of aged beer|
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Yeast Spoiler Kits
|Brettanomyces Test Kit||A wild yeast which causes secondary fermentations in beer|
|Diastaticus Test Kit||A diastatic variant of brewer’s yeast, which causes secondary fermentations in beer|
+ View all yeast spoiler kits
|FastOrange Growth Media||Enrich samples prior to PCR for increased sensitivity|
- 20 minutes hands-on time.
- Samples may be directly tested for 2 hour results.
- Pre-enrichment with PCR-grade FastOrange increases sensitivity & degrades dead cells.
|Sensitivity||10 CFU/mL with direct PCR
1 cell/sample with FastOrange enrichment
|PCR Time||75 minutes|
|Compatible Samples||Beer, yeast slurry, colonies, environmental|
|Controls||Positive, negative, and internal (inhibition)|
|Test Kit Shipping Temperature||Ambient|
|Test Kit Storage Temperature||2 – 8 °C|
|Instrument Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB|
|Device Support||Windows, Mac, Linux|