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Have you every sent your home-brewed beer in to a lab to have it tested?

Yes, more than once
1 (4.8%)
Yes, once
3 (14.3%)
No, not yet
8 (38.1%)
No, and I don't think I ever will
9 (42.9%)

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Offline yso191

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Every send your beer to a lab?
« on: February 22, 2016, 06:57:07 PM »
Just curious.  If you have sent beer to a lab, or think you might, for what test(s)?
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Re: Every send your beer to a lab?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2016, 06:58:47 PM »
Many times.  I use Analysis Lab in Lebanon OR run by Scott Bruslind.  He's also agreed to do some testing for the podcast.  I have just tested for "normal" stuff....IBU, ABV, color, etc.
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Re: Every send your beer to a lab?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2016, 07:22:04 PM »
No testing, no competitions entered, just happy in my own "ignorant" bliss. Though if I ever do find a beer that is just completely out of whack, I could see sending it in, but in the end, probably just take it to a club meeting for group think on the subject
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Re: Every send your beer to a lab?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2016, 07:57:46 PM »
If by lab you mean my mouth then yes, I send beer there all the time.
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Re: Every send your beer to a lab?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2016, 08:23:48 PM »
I did once for IBU testing on an all-whirlpool hopped IPA. I used Coastal Science Labs (now Sweetwater Science Labs), because the price can't be beat - $5 for an a la carte IBU test. It costs more to ship the sample.

Here's the link to their order page in case anyone's interested:

http://sweetwaterscience.com/beverage-testing-services.html

I might try them again sometime to test whirlpools at various temperatures to confirm whether there is a significant pickup of IBU's as temp drops.
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Re: Every send your beer to a lab?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2016, 10:15:47 PM »
I did once for IBU testing on an all-whirlpool hopped IPA. I used Coastal Science Labs (now Sweetwater Science Labs), because the price can't be beat - $5 for an a la carte IBU test. It costs more to ship the sample.

Here's the link to their order page in case anyone's interested:

http://sweetwaterscience.com/beverage-testing-services.html

I might try them again sometime to test whirlpools at various temperatures to confirm whether there is a significant pickup of IBU's as temp drops.

I was about to click no and don't plan to, but that was because I assumed it was hundreds of dollars to have any testing.  Thanks for a source of completely reasonable priced tests!

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Re: Every send your beer to a lab?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2016, 10:33:35 PM »
Won a comp a couple years back where part of the prize was to get your beer analyzed by Saranac brewery. I sent in a belgian dubbel and was pretty intrigued to see that my measurements at home were pretty darn close to the lab measurements provided to me.