Hi from UK - beer bugs hunter here

What is your microscopy history? What are your interests? What equipment do you use?
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Hi from UK - beer bugs hunter here

#1 Post by _plp_ » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:33 am

Hi everybody,
I've just gifted myself a microscope and I am looking forward to learn from the community.
I am a homebrewer interested in isolating and separating yest, but have no experience in microbiology and/or microscopes.

I used the kit for the first time yesterday and I was quite blown away having been able to see yeast and some other small things I don't yet know what they are . In fact, a few tiny things (~1-2um) appear to be swimming, whereas I no other than yeast should be alive in the sample i pulled!
I used the 100x objective wihtout adding oil, and it was not bad at all. I look forward to trying again with oil and trying the phase contrast kit.

Anyway, I will probably start asking a few questions soon.


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#2 Post by WhyMe » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:25 pm

Welcome to the forum! Lots of very knowledgeable people in this forum. I'm sure someone will help.

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#3 Post by Roldorf » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:03 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum.
Location: Northern Germany

Canon 4000d

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#4 Post by photomicro » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:57 pm

Welcome indeed.

Having helped out some local commercial breweries in recent years, I am intrigued as to how this will turn out. Will you be wanting to do counts?

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Re: Hi from UK - beer bugs hunter here

#5 Post by Dave S » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:31 pm

Hi .....?, and welcome :)
Suffolk, UK

Brunel SP100 (with 4x, 10x, 40x,60x, and 100x (oil) plan objectives), and Canon EOS 4000d Camera (microscopy use only)

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