Universal Beer Agar

suitable for microbiology, NutriSelect® Plus

UB Agar

Quality Level





shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


agar, 12 g/L
dextrose, 16.1 g/L
dipotassium phosphate, 0.31 g/L
ferrous sulfate, 0.006 g/L
magnesiumsulfate, 0.12 g/L
manganese sulfate, 0.006 g/L
monopotassium phosphate, 0.31 g/L
peptonized milk, 15 g/L
sodium chloride, 0.006 g/L
tomato juice, 12.2 g/L
yeast extract, 6.1 g/L


NutriSelect® Plus


bioburden testing: suitable
microbiological culture: suitable
microbiology: suitable

final pH

6.3±0.2 (25 °C)

Featured Industry

Food and Beverages


Acinetobacter spp.
Pediococcus spp.
selective for Candida spp.
selective for Escherichia coli
selective for Lactobacillus spp.
selective for Pichia spp.
selective for Proteus spp.
selective for Saccharomyces spp.
selective for Zygosaccharomyces spp.
selective for coliforms

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For culturing microorganisms of significance in the brewing industry.

Preparation Note

Suspend 62.16 g in 750 ml of distilled water. Heat to boiling to dissolve the medium completely. Add 250 ml beer, without degassing, to the hot medium and mix gently. Dispense as desired and sterilize by autoclaving at 121°C for 10 minutes. If required, add 1 ug/ml (Cat. No. 01810) of Cycloheximide to sterile medium prior to dispensing.


We offer two media types: the superior granulated GranuCult® and the cost-efficient powdered NutriSelect® culture media, depending on your needs.
The designations basic, plus, or prime are added to indicate the quality control level, from basic quality control to standard QC plus to prime for full regulatory compliance.

Legal Information

GRANUCULT is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
NutriSelect is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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