Better Brewing (BB)
We make yeast analysis fast, easy, and affordable to help you make your best beer. Turn your smartphone or tablet into a powerful yeast cell counter and automatically analyze yeast cell concentration, viability, and budding count – all in less than a minute.
Yeast cell concentration & viability
The Better Brewing (BB) app analyzes the same sample volume as in a counting chamber (hemocytometer) but is at least 10x faster.
With the integrated separation of clumped cells we can ensure absolute accurate results. Budding cells are also automatically identified and provided as a separate value. A specific graph will show you the distribution of cell sizes.
When using a sample stained with Methylene Violet, the app can also differentiate between living and dead yeast cells to determine your yeast’s viability together with your yeast concentration.
Pitch rate calculator
The Better Brewing (BB) app includes a pitch rate calculator which automatically uses your concentration and viability results to help you determine the ideal pitch rate for your next batch.
You can input the volume of your wort and your desired final concentration (the calculator also provides suggested values) OR you can insert the desired degree plato and pitch rate.
The result will then show you which volume of yeast is needed to add to your wort.
Automated & customized documentation
In the Better Brewing (BB) app you can add custom tags and comments to your measurements. This helps you to structure and sort your results and support your workflows in the best way possible.
The entire documentation will be generated automatically and uploaded to our cloud system. This enables you to get access to your complete history of analyses via the mobile app or even with our web app at any time, from anywhere.
Using our web app will also allow you to export all your data in a CSV file or generate custom reports as a PDF document.
Reliable results, everytime
The Better Brewing (BB) app has built in tools which make it easy to use with minimal training. The actual analysis is made by an algorithm and 100% reproducible no matter who is using the device.
Our sharpness indicator helps guide you to capture sharp images for the yeast analysis even if you have never handled a microscope before.
The app will also give you a warning if it detects any inconsistencies during the analysis due to inhomogeneous samples or when the concentration is outside of the measuring range.
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