TTB Certified Lab

TTB Certified Lab

TTB for Beer

Kathinka Labs is proud to have a TTB certified lab technician. This certification allows Kathinka Labs to perform the following analyses for the purposes of export:

  • Alcohol by Weight
  • Real Extract
  • Specific Gravity
  • pH
  • Total Color
  • Bitterness

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, statutorily named the Tax and Trade Bureau and frequently shortened to TTB, is a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury. To facilitate the export of domestic beer, wine and spirits products, TTB offers a chemist certification program twice a year as a service to the alcohol beverage industry.

We are very excited to be a part of this important program and look forward to helping breweries around the country analyze their beer. To order TTB certified results please visit our Brew-TTB package.

TTB for Kombucha

Kombucha, a fermented tea, can contain trace amounts of alcohol. The amount of alcohol can vary based on fermentation time, temperature, flavoring and other factors.

According to Title 27 United States Code Chapter 8 – Federal Alcohol Administration Act Section 214, “The term “alcoholic beverage” includes any beverage in liquid form which contains not less than one-half of one percent of alcohol by volume and is intended for human consumption.”

Since kombucha may contain 0.5% alcohol by volume (ABV), it is critical that kombucha brewers accurately test their products .

When testing samples of kombucha products from the marketplace, TTB uses the distillation-specific gravity method (AOAC reference 935.21), using a densitometer. For an additional fee, we can perform a distillation on your kombucha product and measure using a densitometer. To learn more click here.