Modern sophisticated brewing equipment minimises exposure of beer to oxygen. However, an unintended consequence is an enhanced environment for survival of Megasphaera and Pectinatus.
These organisms can produce a sulphuric odour, and turbidity or haziness in the finished product. Typically, extensive sanitation processes beyond a standard CIP are required to eradicate these bacteria.
BrewMAP uses the VeriFlow platform for rapid and accurate detection of beer spoilage organisms to identify the presence of Megasphaera and Pectinatus in less than 3 hours.