At Vintessential Laboratories, helping cider makers is one of our specialties.
Our laboratories all routinely test cider, from juice to finished product. 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.
Tests we do
The most common analyses we perform for cider are: pH, Malic Acid, Alcohol by Volume, Titratable Acidity (TA), Residual Sugar, Specific Gravity, soluble Solids, YAN, Sulfur Dioxide
We can also test for many other chemical and microbiological parameters.
Do your own testing
We have everything the average cider lab needs to do their own testing, and most of these products are held in stock ready for immediate dispatch. All these products, including the Vintessential Spectrophotometer and Test Kits, are tested in our NATA accredited laboratories to ensure they meet our exacting standards to satisfy your cider testing needs. Whether you are starting from scratch in your lab or just need to top up on a few consumables, we’ve got you covered. Click here for hundreds of items available for same-day dispatch.
Cider Fermentation Products
Vintessential Laboratories are the sole National Distributor for Oenobrands fermentation products, including their range of yeast, enzymes and yeast nutrition for cider production. Our products are available from our stores in New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.
The Fermivin range includes yeast strains selected for many applications and have been used since the 1970s. They are widely used worldwide in cider production, including being the biggest sellers in the UK cider industry. They are strong yeast strains selected for their ability to ferment at low temperature. Click here for details.
Yeast nutrition is essential to ensure good flavour and aroma profiles. See our range of suitable products here.
Enzymes play an essential role in cider production. We have several enzymes that can greatly assist you in your cider making. Click here.