Fermentation Sciences Research Instrumentation & Equipment

Laboratories in the A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences are equipped with modern instrumentation which is used regularly by faculty and students:

Analytical Separations and Mass Spectrometry

  • Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
    •  Agilent 7890B GC
    •  Agilent 5977B GC/MSD
    • Gerstel Olfactory port
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Coupled to LC/MS
    • Dionex UltiMate 3000
    • Dionex UltiMate 3000 120-vial autosampler
    • Dionex UltiMate 3000 RS fluorescence detector
    • Dionex UltiMate 3000 diode array detector
    • Thermo Scientific Accela 200 vial autosampler
    • Thermo Scientific LCQ Fleet

Molecular Spectroscopy

  • Ultra-violet Visible (UV-Vis) Spectroscopy
    • Spectramax M2e dual beam Microplate Reader with dual-mode cuvette ports
    • Beckman Coulter DU 720 General purpose UV/Vis Spectrophotometer with 7 position carousel cuvette holder

Molecular Biology

  • Safeaire Biosafety Cabinet with UV
  • NAPCO 5410 water jacketed CO2 regulated incubator
  • Tuttnauer 2540 Heidolph autoclave
  • GelStudio Analytikjena
  • Biometra TOne Cycler Analytikjena
  • General Purpose Water Baths
  • 4-Place Mini Bead Mill Homogenizer
  • Midi 10 Electrophoresis System
  • Eppendof centrifuge 5425
  • Mini Horizontal Electrophoresis Systems
  • SpectraMax QuickDrop Micro-Volume Spectrophotometer
  • P-Series Portable Balances
  • Mini Vortexer
  • Power Supply
  • MOTICAM X
  • VWR MICROSCOPE PROF TRINCLR 3W LED 110V
  • Power supply
  • VWR FORCED AIR INCUBATOR 3.6CF 120V
  • STERILIZER LARGE CAP LAB 115V W/DRYR 80L
  • Two BIOCABINET
  • Eppendorf centrifuge R 5430

Beverage Analysis

  • Foss Winescan Flex
  • Foss FiaStar Free and Total SO2 Analyzer with autosampler
  • Anton-Paar 4500 DMA Densitometer
  • Anton-Paar Alcolyzer with autosampler

Autotitrator

  • Metler Toledo T50 autotitrator with 20 sample carousel autosampler

Brewing Equipment

  • 3 barrel brewhouse with fully automatated control system
  • 1/2 and 1 barrel brewhouse on propane burners
  • Fully automated propylene glycol chiller system with Pro chiller MA series chiller.
  • 3- Jacketed 1 barrel fermenters
  • 2- Chiller wrapped ½ barrel fermenters
  • 4- Jacketed 3 barrel fermenters
  • 1- Jacketed 3 barrel brite tank
  • 2- 600L variable top fermenters
  • 4- 300L variable top fermenters
  • Apple Shredder
  • 1 ton Bladder filled press
  • 1 ton Grape destemmer
  • Criveller Company Wine filter
  • Deutsche Beverage Distiller with steam generator