Homebrew Labs Beer Gravity Triple Scale Hydrometer for Beer Brewing and Wine Making

Homebrew Labs Beer Gravity Triple Scale Hydrometer for Beer Brewing and Wine Making

Homebrew Labs Beer Gravity Triple Scale Hydrometer for Beer Brewing and Wine Making

  • Best for home brewers and makers
  • Color bands for easy reading
  • Triple scale reading – use all three reading scales for the measurement you need
  • Accurate measurements

About the product: Specific hydrometer is a necessary tool for your perfect home or wine . This triple-scale hydrometer reads in three scales – specific gravity, brix/balling and potential alcohol. A hydrometer allows home brewers or wine makers to adjust and predict the integrity of their recipe by getting accurate reading of the sugar level as well as specific gravity. Check the status of your brew or wine at various stages in the fermentation. See if your fermentation rate is appropriate and make necessary adjustments. Then determine the final alcohol level. What’s included : 1. Blown-glass triple scale hydrometer 2. Instructional manual 3. Protective casing Best hydrometer for home brewers and wine

List Price: $ 13.00

Price: $ 13.00

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PH_Brewer

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Could be a good hydrometer, if calibration was correct., June 20, 2016
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PH_Brewer (Palm Harbor, FL) –

This review is from: Homebrew Labs Beer Gravity Triple Scale Hydrometer for Beer Brewing and Wine Making (Kitchen)
Packaging: Bulk Retail

Look: Clear glass with easy to read color markings for gravity. Ticks marks large enough for increments.

Feel: Typical of beer/wine hydrometers

Pros Summary: East to read markings, comes with protective case, insert provides table for temperature conversions.

Cons Summary: Calibration is slightly off (by .001-.002).

Overall Reaction: I brew about 1-4 batches of beer per month. With anyone who brews knows, a hydrometer is a must-have to able to measure your efficiency, OG, and FG to able to calculate your ABV. I have been using my current hydrometer for about 6 months and it’s what I’m using as a benchmark. For this test, I made a sessionable Blueberry Wheat.

I first wanted to check the calibration of the hydrometer using a baseline of water at 80 degrees. Most hydrometers use a temperature of 60 degrees for their base. When I tested the gravity, it measured 1.000, which isn’t right being the water was 20 degrees over base. I then used my original hydrometer and it measured .998, which is accurate.

After sparging, I took a sample to obtain my pre-boil gravity. With this hydrometer, I measured 1.035 (at 110). I then checked with my original hydrometer and it read 1.037 (difference of 0.002). Now, maybe there was some cooling that took place between the two measurements. I’m not discounting that but the 2nd reading was taken seconds after the first.

After taking two different readings in two different volumes of sugar (malt) content and both to differ by .002, I am convinced that the calibration is off on this hydrometer. If I didn’t take a baseline test and/or I didn’t have another hydrometer to test side-by-side with, I may have been stuck with a device that does not properly provide accurate results. Going forward, I know to adjust the reading (mentally) by .002 but that shouldn’t need to be done. I will edit review if/when additional details are found and can be noted.

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Stef R.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the most important tools for home brewing, June 13, 2016
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Stef R. (Altamonte Springs, Florida) –
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This review is from: Homebrew Labs Beer Gravity Triple Scale Hydrometer for Beer Brewing and Wine Making (Kitchen)
A hydrometer is an essential tool for any home-brewer.

The purpose of a hydrometer is to allow the brewer to measure the amount of sugar in the wort, which is necessary in determining how much alcohol the final product might contain, the yeast to use, how the fermentation is proceeding and when it’s done.

This hydrometer has three readings: brix, specific gravity and potential alcohol. I find that slightly redundant, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.

In order to use the hydrometer, I advise getting a glass tube and a glass turkey baster (or similar device) to withdraw some liquid from your fermenting vessel without disturbing the sediment on the bottom. Obviously make sure everything is sanitized before using it with your precious fermenting liquid.

One thing that is especially important (if you are not used to hydrometer so) is that they are designed to give accurate readings at a certain temperature. Since their reading is based on density, as the temperature changes, the density changes as well, making the readings not accurate.

This hydrometer is set for 60F so you have two options: you either cool (or warm up) the liquid to measure to 60F before measuring it, or you measure it at a different temperature and then apply a correction to the number following the conversion table included with the hydrometer. On the opposite side of the conversion table you can find the potential alcohol for specific gravity. You can find this information online but it’s nice to have it handy.

A hydrometer is a pretty simple device, there are not a lot of things that can go wrong and this hydrometer works great, so I can definitely recommend it for your brewing needs.

For disclosure, I received this product at a discount to provide an unbiased review. If you read my reviews you can easily see how much my ratings are only based on my experience with the products, and this is no exception.

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melissa adams

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Hydrometer, great value!, May 31, 2016
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melissa adams (Sunny California) –

This review is from: Homebrew Labs Beer Gravity Triple Scale Hydrometer for Beer Brewing and Wine Making (Kitchen)
*I got this for my husband who is quite the home brewer. Really! I happen to love Guinness and he bought a Guinness clone kit. When it was ready he did a blind taste test and I picked the clone. I was shocked.

This arrives well packaged with instructions in a nice plastic case.

This is much better than the Hydrometer he already had.

He has a beer kit just waiting to be brewed this weekend so I will be adding additional pictures, a video and comments. We have a kegerator and live in a ruralish area. Most of us have golf carts and occasionally cruise around so its nice to be able to offer a nice cold draft home brew. Several of the guys have been just starting with brew making and since they always come over to watch we can be showing this off.

Very nice deal on a quality well made product.

Much thanks to Homebrew Labs for allowing us to review this.

I received this item at a discounted rate for my honest and unbiased review. These are my opinions only and not swayed by me receiving a discount or not.

If a product works exactly as the seller described and looks just like it was portrayed in their pictures, is sent out quickly, etc. then I believe a seller deserves a good review. I do take this seriously and do not only leave five star reviews however I do contact the seller and give them the chance to correct any issues there might be before leaving feedback.

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