PIKA 4everyone Detection Kit Y

Dekkera (Brettanomyces) sp. Screening

This test allows the quantitative detection of all species of Dekkera (Brettanomyces) in one test. The species range includes D. anomala, D. bruxellensis, D. custersianus, D. naardenensis and D. nanus. 

Brettanomyces belongs to the super attenuating yeasts and can grow in finished beer, producing carbon dioxide. It is used in sour beer production, but is regarded as a spoiler in conventional beers. It often takes months until spoilage suddenly occurs in finished products. The taste of contaminated beer is sour and often unpleasant, reminding of horse sweat, and the pressure can grow up to causing explosion of packaged units. 

All Brettanomyces species are detected together in one screening test which provides a simple and easy result read-out for the presence of Brett in your sample. 

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