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PIKA Fast Orange B Agar

FastOrange B Agar (6 x 170 mL)



  • Detect all beer spoiling bacteria in the brewing process and packaged products
  • Acid-producing beer spoilers can be differentiated from other growth by visible color change
  • Specific colonies can be identified by PCR analysis


PIKA FastOrange B Agar is a culture medium developed to detect bacterial contamination in the brewing process and packaged products. The media rapidly grows all beer-spoiling bacteria, while suppressing the growth of brewer's yeast and most other yeasts. The media changes color from violet to yellow upon growth of acid-producing strains, allowing the spoilage potential of growth to be assessed.

Fast Orange B Agar is provided sterile in ready-to-use bottles. Simply heat the agar in a water bath or microwave, and pour your plates. No autoclaving is necessary.

Detected Microorganisms



Compatible SamplesBeer, filter membranes
Growing ConditionsAerobic, anaerobic
Certified for PCRYes
Incubation Temperature25 °C
Shipping TemperatureAmbient
Storage Conditions5 – 25 °C, protect from light
Shelf LifeMinimum 6 months upon shipment
ManufacturerPIKA Weihenstephan
Manufacturer Part #2036-2-6
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