SpectraAlyzer Braumeister


The SpectraAlyzer BRAUMEISTER is the ideal solution for routine analysis of major quality parameters during beer production.

In modern brewing operations, reliable and accurate analytical results are necessary to provide customers with products of highest and – what is most important – consistent quality. In order to be most competitive in the world market, consistent high yields, top quality and low production costs are the objectives that need to be achieved. Designed as a modular system, the SpectraAlyzer® BRAUMEISTER solution presents the analytical results of these major quality parameters in beer and beer mix drinks: alcohol content, density, extracts, bitter units IBU, sugar content, pH, N-content, Invertase content and colour within 45 seconds. There is no need to manually condition the sample and extra (harmful) reagents do not need to be used. This analyzer solution provides highly accurate quality control parameters at no extra cost at different production areas e.g. mashing, lautering, boiling, fermenting, conditioning, filtering, and packaging. As a stand alone system the analyzer solution can be operated very easily and intuitively – even close to the production line. The rugged construction and unique optical sample/reference setup ensures reliable operation in environments with fluctuating temperatures, vibration and dust.

The SpectraAlyzer® BRAUMEISTER comes with ready to use algorithms and a powerful software package to facilitate calibration fine tuning and extensive and automated logging as well as database storage of the analytical results on the analyzer, within the company intranet and/or the internet.

The SpectraAlyzer BRAUMEISTER complies with EBC method: “9.2.6 Alcohol in Beer by Near Infrared Spectroscopy”.

The SpectraAlyzer BRAUMEISTER complies with ASBC method Beer-4G: “Alcohol by NIR and original extract content”.

  • NIR Sample/Reference technology like all SpectraAlyzer instruments for high sensitive and long term stable measurements
  • Automated sample presentation for beer and beer mix drinks with syringe or peristaltic pump and/or autosampler.
  • User friendly sample presentation and easy to operate.
  • Compact design optimized for bench top or at-line application.
  • User interface with TFT and intrinsically mounted glass touch for straight forward hygenic instrument and autosampler operation.
  • Ready made algorithms for beer and beer mix drinks included for quick installation.

Analytical parameters and performance in beer are:

Parameter Range Unit Repeatability
Alcohol 0-12 VV % < 0.01
Alcohol 0 – 10 GG % < 0.01
Density 1,000-1,020 g/cm³ 0.00001
Orig. Gravity 0-25 °P < 0.01
Extracts 0-10 GG % < 0.01
Bitter Units 5-60 IBU 0.1
pH 3-5   < 0.01


Analytical parameters in wort are:

Parameter Range Unit Repeatability
Extract, app. 11 – 15 % < 0.002
Bitter Units 30.5 – 56.5 IBU 0.01
Colour 7 – 50 EBC 0.05
Viscosity 1.7 – 2.2 mpa s < 0,002


SpectraAlyzer® Braumeister 110-A100-6

Spectral range 1400 – 2400 nm
Dual beam system, Sample / reference measurement
High signal to noise ratio > 10000:1
Large expandable internal memory for calibrations, methods and history results
Graphical user interface, projected capacitive glass touch panel
Optional Accessories
Keyboard, Mouse, Barcode Reader, Printer, Application worx (AWX), Pump, AutoSampler, Colour module
Liquid cell
Sample temperature control 15 – 50 °C ± 0.01 °C
Liquid ports ¼”- 28 UNF
Synchronization to SpectraAlyzer®, integrated soft control via SpectraAlyzer®
Analytical Performance
Alcohol Reproducability +/- 0,03 %v/v
Repeatability +/- 0,01 %v/v
Screen TFT 800 x 480 pixel
Power requirements min. 90 V AC (50 – 60 Hz), max. 260 V AC (50 – 60 Hz), 220VA
Operating temperature 5 °C – 35 °C non-condensing
Interfaces 1 x front USB 2.0, 3 x USB 2.0, 2 x RS232, Ethernet
Dimensions Height: 310 mm / Width: 300 mm / Depth: 480 mm
Weight 17 kg