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PIKA FastOrange Wild Yeast Agar

FastOrange Wild Yeast Agar (12 x 170 mL)



  • Grows Diastaticus, Brettanomyces, and other wild yeasts, while suppressing brewers yeast
  • Tested on over 200 yeast strains
  • Specific colonies can be identified by PCR analysis


PIKA FastOrange Wild Yeast Agar is a culture medium developed to detect wild yeasts and molds in brewing process, and for the quality control of packaged products. The media suppresses growth of bacteria and brewers yeasts, while growing wild yeasts including Diastaticus and Brettanomyces. PCR is recommended for absolute confirmation.

Fast Orange Wild Yeast 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

Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus
Other Wild Yeasts


Selectivity for Wild Yeasts
FastOrange Wild Yeast Agar Plate

FastOrange Wild Yeast Agar successfully grows Diastaticus and Brettanomyces while inhibiting growth of American Ale, German Pilsner, Bavarian Wheat, and German Lager yeasts.


Compatible SamplesBeer, wine, yeast, 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 #2039-2
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