Services

Beer, Cider & Spirits
Testing Services

Our experienced team at Ferment offer results which are delivered with knowledge and the expertise that can only be provided from over 20 years of specialist alcoholic beverage testing and working with fermented beverages.

Ferment have established a reputation as leaders in this specialised industry through our professionalism and experience. Our qualified staff understand all elements involved in the preparation and brewing process, can provide support throughout the entire process and work with you in recommending the most relevant type of testing for product samples.

The information provided in the final test reports is delivered efficiently and accurately allowing you to make informed decisions and, ultimately, a better product.

The most common analysis conducted are listed below and we can also test for many other chemical and microbiological parameters.

Our brewlab testing service also includes:

  • Fast turnaround of results
  • FREE sample bottles
  • FREE postage of samples to any of our labs
  • Friendly, professional service and interpretation of your results by beverage analysis experts

Beer Testing

AUSTRALIA’S BEER ANALYSIS EXPERTS

With the current interest and expansion of the craft beer market, it is more important than ever to safeguard the quality and flavour of your product to maintain the brand’s reputation and your customer’s loyalty.

Regular testing of each batch is vital to maintain the quality and consistency of your beer, cider or spirit, particularly the parameters of alcohol, bitterness, colour and residual sugar.  These analyses will help ensure the continuity of style and the prevention of problems.

Cider Testing

AT FERMENT, CIDER TESTING IS ONE OF OUR SPECIALTIES.

Whether you want to outsource your testing needs to a NATA accredited laboratory, or set up your own lab with the right equipment and reagents, we can help.

We have laboratories in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia, all routinely testing cider, from juice to finished product.

Spirits

HELPING YOU DISTILL THE FINEST SPIRITS.

The Australian spirits industry is fast becoming world renowned for its top quality products with some being titled best in the world.

With the advancement in spirits-science and increased demand for quality spirit products, it is more important than ever to know what is in your spirit. Whether you require laboratory equipment and supplies to carry out analysis or require a NATA accredited laboratory to undertake the analysis for you, Ferment is here to help.

At Ferment, we make science simple. Our scientists can talk you through the main tests that can be performed on distilled spirits from the spirit production process right through to the end product. There are certain compounds in spirits that are regulated by Food Standards Australia, such as ethanol (alcohol) and methanol, so it is highly recommended that these be assessed regularly.

We offer a free EasyTest sample kit with free return postage for customers who are more than a drive away from any of our 4 laboratories in VIC, NSW, WA and TAS. Give us a call today to find out more.

Water Testing Services

Water Testing 

IS YOUR WATER SAFE TO DRINK?

Regardless of the age, size or location of your rainwater tank, the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) recommend that regular sampling and testing is performed to ensure that the water does not contain harmful levels of bacteria. Bacteria in drinking water is one of the main causes of many gastrointestinal illnesses.

The Drinking Water Testing Bundle tests the water sample for the following:

  • E. coli
  • Thermotolerant Coliforms
  • Heterotrophic bacteria

Thermotolerant coliforms (or alternatively, E.coli) should NOT be found in drinking water. Heterotrophic bacterial counts may indicate any degradation in water treatment efficacy.

Ferment can also test water from other sources such as bore water, creeks, dams etc.

Water is tested in specialist water testing laboratories in TasmaniaVictoriaNew South Wales and Western Australia.

GET IN TOUCH WITH
A BEVERAGE ANALYSIS EXPERT

Give us a call on 1300 30 22 42 or fill out our contact form to get in touch. We will help you do the testing you need.