PIKA FastOrange® B Agar

178,00 zzgl. MwSt. / plus sales tax

Streak the sample onto a FastOrange® B Agar plate or place a membrane filter onto it, then incubate at room temperature. In case acid producing beer spoilers are present, these grow up to visible colonies and show a clearly detectable color change as yellow dots in the Agar. For detection of the typical lactic acid bacteria, an anaerobic atmosphere is not necessary.

FastOrange® B Agar is available ready made in a 170 mL bottle for immediate use – just melt the agar in the bottle and pour into petri dishes or tubes. Use for streaks, pour plates or according to the protocol for HLP (Hsu’s Lactobacillus and Pediococcus Medium) tubes.

Contents: 12 x 170 mL in glass bottles


With PIKA FastOrange® B Agar, all process samples can be equally analyzed with one single and simple method, following the one-for-all principle. If acid producing beer spoilers are present, these are easily detected by a yellow color change on the Agar, often appearing visible earlier than the colony itself. The typical beer spoilers Lactobacillus and Pediococcus as well as the anaerobic bacteria Megasphaera and Pectinatus are detected.

PIKA FastOrange® B is intended for

  • Microbiological monitoring
  • Troubleshooting und tracing of a contamination source
  • Detection of weak spots and contamination risks
  • Product release based on microbiology data
  • Valuation of microbial stability / shelf life determination

Get data sheets and user manuals here.

Additional information

Weight 4.3 kg
Dimensions 28 × 21 × 18 cm

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