Beer specialist analysis

Beer specialist analysis

We offer many services that look at the flavour and quality of products and their ingredients, including, sugar profiles, fatty acids, Tristimulus and flavour volatiles.

We have state of the art facilities for the analysis of sulphur volatiles (including MBT), semi volatiles and heterocyclics. Included in our sulphur volatiles screen is MBT, the chemical responsible for the lightstruck taint.

Health and nutrition:

Analyses are available which can be used in labelling or related to nutrition. These include vitamins, salts, metals, energy and alcohol.

Propylene Glycol:

Propylene glycol is used as a sweetener in alcoholic drinks in some countries but is not permitted in other countries. We can analyse for the presence / absence of propylene glycol in beer and other alcoholic beverages.

Taint and flavour defects:

GC-MS and volatiles analysis are used to support sensory panel results in providing diagnosis and solutions.

Sulphur fingerprinting:

Sulphur compounds are an integral part of beer flavour. Some of them are essential to create a balanced product, others are often regarded as detrimental. Campden BRI Brewing Division has developed inert and sensitive extraction processes which, combined with selective separation and detection techniques, can monitor most of the highly volatile compounds (hydrogen sulphide, DMS, methanethiol etc.) and also the less volatile compounds like the thiazoles and thiophenes.

We can provide a sulphur fingerprint (10-20 components), compare the sulphur profile of different brands or monitor the sulphur profile while beer ages. This service helps with product matching, development of new products and assessment of new raw materials or processes.

Other analysis and testing services we offer include:

For further information or prices please contact us:

Submit a sample

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Brewing training courses

Explore our brewing related courses including; Brewing – an introduction and HACCP for craft brewers

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Where we refer to UKAS Accreditation

The Campden BRI group companies listed below are both accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO17025:2017 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope of methods, specific to each site, as detailed in the schedules of accreditation bearing the testing laboratory number. The schedules may be revised from time to time and reissued by UKAS. The most recent issue of the schedules are available from the UKAS website

Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079 Campden BRI (Nutfield) is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1207

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