We at Goodwood Brewing Co have been using Fast Orange B for over a year. We find the quality to be consistent and superior to any test media currently on the market. The test is very simple to use either via a swab or test tube, and results are fast, less than 48 hours in most cases. A simple color change signifies detection of any beer spoilers.
This is simply the hands down best solution and is quite economical in price. I would recommend this to any brewery to check their CIP protocols or as a simple go no go test on beers.
Thanks PIKA Weihenstephan.
Joel Halbleib, COO/Brewmaster
Goodwood Brewing Co, St Lou, KY 40202
Q: From a quality standpoint, what are the five things brewers should do?
… 2. Get a basic micro program in place. HLP Media and PIKA FastOrange B are beer spoiler detecting media that don’t require use of an autoclave. You just need a clean area to do the media prep and plate with beer samples …
From an interview with Rick Blankemeier, Stone Brewing, Quality Assurance Manager at Escondido/CA, in “The New Brewer” March/April 2016, p 216
We consider the PIKA Weihenstephan GmbH a partner who has proven to be creative in problem resolution, reliable in time commitments, and overall consistent in meeting our expectations.
Our story: For 3 years, one of our two yeast strains showed bad flocculation. We were pretty close to investing into a separator (costs around 300 000$ net), when we got the recommendation from Brauknecht Consulting to use PCR certified pure yeast from PIKA Weihenstephan.
Before, we had 4 to 6 % more losses in the fermentation department and our filtration batches were 30 to 60 % only from what we can achieve now consistently with the PIKA yeast strains.
We got great support and fast delivery from PIKA Weihenstephan. And since 6 months our problem has been solved.
Laborleitung JSC “Georgian Beer Company” 3311.Saguramo, Mtskheta Region / Georgia, www.geobeer.ge
Ralf Münch, Brauknecht Consulting, Hillerse/Germany