Because life is too short to manually count your yeast.

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Because life is too short to manually count your yeast.

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HOW IT WORKS



  • 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

TESTIMONIALS


 


 
  • With the time saving of labour compared to the traditional counting method in the lab it’s a no brainer. You’ve taken out the time of a brewer counting for an hour in the lab to minutes by photos, everything is recorded and you don’t have the error of human eyes.

    We are doing 7 yeast counts a day from lab to cellar props. I now even use this device in training sessions at the local brewing course.

    Daniel McCulloch – Young Henry’s
  • Oculyze is fast and easy to use! The cell counts and viability are consistent and reliable. I will say that because the Oculyze device is so much faster than a hectometer count, we have saved quite a bit of time, which is incredibly valuable to us.

    Most people assume building a lab program is cost prohibitive, when in reality it’s one of the most impactful things you can do to improve the quality of your products.

    Patrick Combs – Cerebral Brewing
  • We’ve had some very big beneficial changes when we started using Oculyze, we were getting much more consistent fermentation… no lags or anything. We were able to increase our generations for certain yeast strains, we’re up past 10 in a couple of them now which we were never able to before.

    It’s very user friendly, quite simple to use, you don’t have to set up a whole lab space which is one of our big downfalls in why we weren’t really measuring our yeast beforehand.

    Brandon Smith – Situation Brewing
  • Oculyze is incredible quick and easy to use. No lab equipment is needed, and therefore no need for expensive training.

    Yeast costs have so far been reduced by about 50%, and as we change our brewhouse processes we expect this to rise. I wish I had found Oculyze on the day we opened our brewery four years ago. I would recommend Oculyze to any brewer that has an interest in re-pitching yeast and saving your brewery money!

    Shaun Blissett – Wayward Brewing
  • What I liked most about Oculyze was its ease of use. It always comes with great results. We previously had done cell counts through a microscope on a hemocytometer. However, because each individual’s eyesight was different, it always required a readjustment of the focus, and there was always a possibility of human error.

    The Oculyze device is well suited to both small and medium breweries that might not have a dedicated lab worker. Oculyze makes it easy and ‘brewer proof’ to get consistent cell and viability counts.

    Ian Morgan – Mountain Goat Brewing
  • The Oculyze device is easy to use, takes the human error out of the equation and also allows for untrained individuals to get their feet wet in yeast management. I have noticed better yeast health and fermentation. In addition, I am also using less yeast and therefore increasing my beer output.

    I would recommend Oculyze to anyone that is looking to start or maintain a small lab with yeast management in mind. Brewers that are looking to learn about cell counting could definitely use the device as a guide.

    Tom Klekot – Off Square Brewing

TESTIMONIALS


 
 
  • With the time saving of labour compared to the traditional counting method in the lab it’s a no brainer. You’ve taken out the time of a brewer counting for an hour in the lab to minutes by photos, everything is recorded and you don’t have the error of human eyes.

    I was skeptical at first with the accuracy of Oculyze but after internal testing and Oculyze spending R&D time to rule out errors of standard deviation we moved over to the app. We are doing 7 yeast counts a day from lab to cellar props. I now even use this device in training sessions at the local brewing course.

I have integrated the use of the smartphone microscope with our students who are enrolled in the dual degree course Viticulture and Oenology during their microbiological internship.

By eliminating the tedious counting of the Thoma counting chamber, the students were much faster. Very easy to handle and therefore recommended for every cellar master!

We’ve had some very big beneficial changes when we started using Oculyze, we were getting much more consistent fermentation… no lags or anything. We were able to increase our generations for certain yeast strains, we’re up past 10 in a couple of them now which we were never able to before.

It’s very user friendly, quite simple to use, you don’t have to set up a whole lab space which is one of our big downfalls in why we weren’t really measuring our yeast beforehand.

When compared to the previous conventional counting chamber method, the time required to determine the yeast cell counts incl. the viability with Oculyze is massively lower.

Additionally, one does not fear the counting effort and can, for example also quickly “casually” determine the optimal time for inoculation of the target wort.

At the same time, one receives meaningful optically “beautiful” yeast pictures including the alive/dead analysis pictures. The results/history screen is very appealing, simple and informative.

WHO WE WORK WITH


Concentration & Viability

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 blue staining.


Precise Automatic Results

An integrated separation of clumped cells allows an accurate analysis; budding cells are automatically identified and provided as a separate value.


Automatic Storage & Results History

Our data management system allows you to access all of your yeast concentration and viability results. Review your analysis history from anywhere, anytime.


Web App

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.


AUTOMATED YEAST ANALYSIS
WITHOUT THE HIGH PRICETAG


Unlimited Pro

ALL YOU’LL EVER NEED!


  • microscope incl.
  • unlimited analyses
  • no binding contract
  • one time payment
  • 30 day money back guarantee

1000 Plus

MOST POPULAR!


  • microscope incl.
  • 1000 analyses (don’t expire)
  • no binding contract
  • one time payment
  • 30 day money back guarantee

Financed

FOR GROWING BUSINESSES!


  • microscope incl.
  • unlimited analyses
  • no binding contract
  • billed monthly
  • 30 day money back guarantee

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • measuring cylinder
  • methylene blue & violet
  • pasteur pipettes
  • reaction containers
  • cleaning cloths
  • cleaning cotton swabs
  • sample chambers
  • plastic syringes
  • bellows

  • Oculyze Mobile Microscope
  • LG G4 Smartphone
  • Transport box

THOROUGHLY TESTED


“The results of the cell counting with the Oculyze system are very closely comparable with those obtained using a Thoma chamber… The Oculyze system does not require a laboratory microscope or trained staff… The Oculyze system is faster due to the automated measurement and analysis.”External validation by the Research and Teaching Institute for Brewing in Berlin (VLB)
Complete report as PDF


ADDITIONAL FEATURES


Methylene Violet

You can choose between Methylene Violet and Blue for your viability measurements. We send both staining solutions with every purchase. However, 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

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!


Wort Analysis

Sometimes the particles in your wort get in the way of your yeast counting. If you are analyzing your yeast in wort, no problem, just turn the indicator ON in the settings menu to improve the accuracy of your results even more.


Pitch Rate Calculator

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.

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