LCSM, LWYM, LM, and WLN
Brew Plate Bulk Sleeves consist of 25 plates that allow the brewer to detect a wide scope of microbes known to cause contamination during the brewing process. Each plate provides sections with various media to detect common wild yeast, aerobic (lives with oxygen), and anaerobic bacteria (lives without oxygen). If contamination is detected, samples or plates can be sent to the Brew Plate Laboratory for microbial identification. Each bulk sleeve purchase comes with one free sequence identification.
The Yeast Quad Plates are used for the detection of all yeast contamination found in your brew. Each quadrant is made up of different media that detect various species of yeast.
Quadrant 1: Lin’s Cupric Sulfate Media (LCSM) detects non-Saccharomyces wild yeast and inhibits the growth of brewer’s yeast.
Quadrant 2: Lin’s Wild Yeast Media (LWYM) detects all wild yeast including wild Saccharomyces strains and inhibits brewer’s yeast.
Quadrant 3: Lysine Media (LM) detects all wild yeast strains, including strains that may not grow on the Lin’s media.
Quadrant 4: Wallerstein Nutrient Media (WLN) is non-selective and detects all wild yeast, pitching yeast and some bacterial strains that are common brew contaminants.