Wildau, Germany — Oculyze GmbH has launched a powerful upgrade for its Better Brewing yeast management application: Through the new customer web access (beta), users can now access the Oculyze encrypted cloud platform and review yeast images and results anywhere, anytime. The app allows the user to generate customized reports, view historical data, track their yeast over time and increase statistical accuracy by creating averages of different measurements. With the direct access to their yeast data, micro and craft brewers can now view and analyze their yeast from any connected device.
What makes a great beer taste the way it does? Right – it’s the way you manage your yeast. Micro- and craft breweries often encounter costly and time consuming analysis processes when it comes to managing their yeast. To simplify the brewing fermentation process, Oculyze (GmbH) has developed a system that allows brewers to take control of their yeast analysis and improve the taste and quality of beer: Better Brewing.
“Brewers don’t need expensive lab equipment or skilled scientists to perform their yeast analysis. We have written an algorithm that will do the job for you. Our image recognition software performs automatic cell concentration and viability analysis for you in one measurement, in less than one minute.”, Uli Tillich, CTO at Oculyze explains. “After speaking with many experts in the eld, we saw the need for including budding cell count in addition to concentration and viability of yeast, all in one step”, he adds.
Saving time and money
The path to the right fermentation process also lies in repitching the yeast. It has several advantages when done right. Taste not only often improves after the rst use, but more importantly, it allows brewers to reduce the cost of dry yeast. An example shows: checking the yeast for concentration and viability before repitching can save the user between 8EUR and 13EUR per hectoliter. A smaller brewery that brews around 1000 hectoliters per year can save about 8000EUR on dry yeast costs alone!
Kilian Moser, CEO at Oculyze GmbH looks forward to an exciting end of the year. “We have of cially expanded our customer base worldwide, now including the US, Canada, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Spain and China. With the new markets, our company is steadily growing and we have increased our team by 50% over the last ve months – including experienced image recognition and software development experts and we have hired both a head of sales and a sales representative.”
For more information on the new customer web access, please visit our relaunched website or visit us at our booth at drinktec trade fair in Munich from September 11 – 15, 2017. You will find us in Hall C1, Stand 28. We would love to meet you there.
Oculyze GmbH is an award winning image recognition company that was founded in 2015. It has developed a mobile microscope with a magni cation of ~400x and an automated image recognition software. It enables the user to take a microscopic image and get results within seconds, from anywhere – without specialized expertise needed. As a rst application of their technology, Oculyze created the Better Brewing application – an app that allows microbreweries to manage their yeast. Future applications in various stages of development range from agricultural monitoring to a point of care diagnostic tool. For more information visit oculyze.de