Answers to Your Questions


What equipment do you use at Kathinka Labs?

We use a variety of equipment to perform our lab analyses, including:

  • Anton Paar DMA 4500 with Alcoyzer Beer ME, PFD Unit, and Cbox QC
  • Eppendorf BioSpectrometer®
  • Hach Titralab® AT1000 Auto Titrator
  • Mobile Density Meter: MDM150 Liquid Density Meter BeerSense™
  • Pall GeneDisc® Cycler V3 and Ultra-lyser
  • Sieve shaker
  • Friability Meter

Can I visit the lab?

Yes, you are welcome to visit our lab! Please contact Megan Maiolo-Heath at megan@kathinka-assoc.com to schedule a tour of our lab in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Is your lab TTB Certified?

Yes, Kathinka Labs is a TTB qualified lab and Mary Burge, Lab Director, is a TTB certified chemist per TTB Procedure 2010-1 for the purposes of export.


Who can I use for shipping?

 We reccomend you ship your samples using Fedex, UPS or DHL. USPS will NOT ship alcohol!

How many samples do I need to ship?

For beer and kombucha analysis, we require a minimum of two 12 ounce containers (i.e. bottles, cans) per lab analysis.

For grist analysis, we require a 1 pound sample of your grist. The grist sample can be sent in a zip lock bag.

How Do I Label My Package?

Please label your shipment of samples with the following:

  • “This side up”
  • “Sample(s) for Laboratory Analysis Only”

How Do I Label My Samples?

Label your sample(s) with the codes provided in your confirmation email.

Labeling samples infographic


What Payment Methods Are Accepted by Kathinka Labs?

We accept the following payment types:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • JCB
  • Diners Club
  • Debit Cards

Is Your On-line Payment System Secure?

Yes, our payment system is operated by Stripe and uses state-of-the-art encryption and tokenization. They also monitor every transaction and manage sensitive payment data on Level 1 PCI certified servers. The Kathinka Labs website is also protected by a SHA-2 SSL Certificate.


Do I need an account to place an order?

Yes, we require every order to be associated with an account so we can give you the best customer service possible.

How Do I Track My Order?

You can track any order, at any time, by visiting the Order Tracking page on our website.

Who can I contact at Kathinka Labs if I have any questions?

For questions about lab analysis, please contact Mary Burge, Lab Director/QA Consultant, at mary@kathinka-assoc.com.

For questions about your order, please contact Megan Maiolo-Heath, Business Services Manager, at megan@kathinka-assoc.com.

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