Automate yeast counting with Oculyze Better Brewing 500 Plus
- Automated yeast concentration and viability in one measurement
- Analyze your samples from anywhere with our mobile microscope
- Access your date and past results from any internet enabled device
- Save time, costs and resources
- Generate customized reporting
Pre-pay for 500 analyses & receive the Oculyze BB 2.0 microscope for half price. Analyses never expire. Discounted rate per additional analyses after 500 analyses.
Please note that a mobile device (android phone/tablet) is required to log in to our customer portal and begin analyzing your yeast. For a list of compatible devices please.
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Ferment (part of the Vintessential Group) is the exclusive Australian Distributor for Oculyze.
For software licencing reasons, your purchase will be conducted through the Oculyze website.
The microscope and all ancillary equipment are stored in our Australian warehouses and will be shipped to you promptly, once you have made your purchase.
We will now direct you to the Oculyze website to choose the correct microscope and software package for your needs.
Our Australian team is available to help you with any queries.
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The video below guides you step-by-step through the yeast counting process.
- Pre-pay for 500 analyses.
- Analyses never expire. A minimum purchase of 100 analyses per year is required to maintain an active user account.
- Receive the Oculyze BB 2.0 microscope for half price.
- Discounted rate per additional analysis after 500 analyses.
- Offer applicable to NEW customers only.
Please note that your package will be shipped with the following items:
- Oculyze microscope
- Transport box
- 1 Measuring cylinder
- Methylene violet 10ml
- 10 Pasteur pipettes
- 10 Reaction containers
- 5 Cleaning cotton swabs
- 2 Sample chambers
- 3 Plastic syringes
- 1 Cleaning bellow
- 1 USB cable
Viability & concentration in under a minute
We analyze the same volume as in a counting chamber (hemocytometer) but are 10 times faster and have no human error. Additionally, yeast viability is determined by differentiating between live and dead cells with methylene violet staining.
10x faster & more accurate than traditional methods
An integrated separation of clumped cells allows an accurate analysis; budding cells are automatically identified and provided as a separate value.
Automatic storage and backup
Our data management system allows you to access all of your yeast concentration and viability results. Review your analysis history from anywhere, anytime.
Mobile & tablet compatible
View and analyze your measurements from any connected device. The web app allows you to generate customized reports, view historical data, track your yeast over time and increase statistical accuracy by creating averages of different measurements.
Methylene violet in yeast cell counting
You can choose between methylene violet and blue for your viability measurements. We send methylene violet staining solution with every purchase. Methylene violet can offer some advantages; it performs better in growing phases of yeast cells (i.e. exponential and stationary) as well as for cultures with low viability and totally dead cultures.
Sharpness indicator in yeast cell counting
This feature improves image quality and helps guide you to find the sharpest possible image. As you begin your measurements and turn the microscope knob, you will see the sharpness indicator changing values, once you have found the highest value possible – you’ve found your sharpest image and you’re ready to capture!
Auto warning help you in better brewing
The automatic system warning is a new feature that brings your attention to any inconsistencies that may have occurred during the mixing phase enabling you to quickly review the sample prepared.
Pitch rate calculator in yeast counting
This automatically pulls the results from your measurements to determine the ideal pitch rate. You can input the volume of your wort and your desired final concentration (the app gives suggested final concentration values) OR you can insert the desired degree plato and pitch rate factor. The result shows which volume of yeast is needed to add to your wort.