Rapid detection and identification of spoilage bacteria in beer

J. Siegrist1, M. Kohlstock2, K. Merx2,  and K. Vetter2     1Sigma-Aldrich, Buchs, Switzerland     2Scanbec, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany


Rapid detection of pathogens and spoilage organisms is an important issue for microbiology and in the brewing industry. The rapid release of an assured new batch of beer saves a lot of money and avoids a bad reputation, respectively an expensive recall. In recent years diverse rapid methods have been published and there are several systems in use today; for some applications and organisms optimized methods are available which can detect bacteria within 8 h. For the brewing industry ATP measurement, the direct epifluorescence filter technique ...

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