Beer & Hops Analyses


Analytical Packages

We have state-of-the-art analytical equipment and extensive experience in developing new analytical methods. ALAB subscribes to the American Socienty of Brewing Chemist methods. Please contact us if you require analysis that is not listed. For available Mead analyses, please see the Wine & Cider Page

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Basic

Parameter - Method - Price

pH - Electrochemistry - $6

Density/Specific Gravity - Digital Density Meter - $6

Conductivity and Total Dissolved Solids - Electrochemistry - $6

Turbidity - Nephelometer - $6

 

Ethanol

Parameters: Alcohol by volume

Method: Skalar Segmented Flow Analysis

Price: $25

Sugars Profile

Parameters: Glycerol, Fructose, Glucose, Galactose, Sucrose, Maltose, and Lactose

Method: HPLC-RI

Price: $40

 

Calories and Carbohydrates

Parameters: Calories, Carbohydrates, Protein, Alcohol by Volume

Method: Skalar Segmented Flow Analysis - Alcohol, ASBC and AOAC methods for Calories, Carbohydrates, Protein, Ash, and Real Extract.

Price: $85

Total Sulphur Dioxide

Parameters:  Total SO2

Method: Skalar Segmented Flow Analysis

Price: $30

Beer: Total SO2 down to 2.5 ppm. Beer containing more than 10 ppm must be labeled as containing sulphites.

 

Caffeine

Parameters: Caffeine

Method: HPLC-DAD

Price: $47.50

 

Hops - Alpha and Beta Acids

Parameters: Alpha and Beta Acids

Method: ASBC Hops- 6 & 14- Toluene Extration + HPLC-DAD

Price: $30

Sampling Instructions:

Obtain a representative sample of ~100g. Dry cones (10% moisture), pellets, or wet hops are accepted.

·         Representative samples should be taken from at least 4 locations depending on sample type

o   In the yard – select from different plants and locations

o   Post-harvest/palletization – select from bottom, top, and sides of piles

o   Post bagging/baling – choose samples from multiple bags or bales and positions within

Hops - Hops Storage Index

Parameters: Hops Storage Index

Method: ASBC Hops- 12 - Toluene extraction and spectrophotometry

Price: $15

Sampling Instructions:

Obtain a representative sample of ~100g. Dry cones (10% moisture), pellets, or wet hops are accepted.

·         Representative samples should be taken from at least 4 locations depending on sample type

o   In the yard – select from different plants and locations

o   Post-harvest/palletization – select from bottom, top, and sides of piles

o   Post bagging/baling – choose samples from multiple bags or bales and positions within

Hops - Moisture

Parameters: Moisture Content

Method: ASBC Hops- 4C -  Air Oven

Price: $30

Sampling Instructions:

Obtain a representative sample of ~100g. Dry cones (10% moisture), pellets, or wet hops are accepted.

·         Representative samples should be taken from at least 4 locations depending on sample type

o   In the yard – select from different plants and locations

o   Post-harvest/palletization – select from bottom, top, and sides of piles

o   Post bagging/baling – choose samples from multiple bags or bales and positions within

Hops Analysis Package

Parameters: Alpha and Beta Acids, Hops Storage Index, Moisture

Method: ASBC Hops- 6 & 14, 12, and 4C

Price: $70

Sampling Instructions:

Obtain a representative sample of ~100g. Dry cones (10% moisture), pellets, or wet hops are accepted.

·         Representative samples should be taken from at least 4 locations depending on sample type

o   In the yard – select from different plants and locations

o   Post-harvest/palletization – select from bottom, top, and sides of piles

o   Post bagging/baling – choose samples from multiple bags or bales and positions within

Yeast Analysis

Parameters: Yeast count and viability

Note: Analysis intended for yeast cultures and product under fermentation. Not recommended as a method to make sure that product is free from yeast prior to bottling.

Price: $40