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DO meters
« on: May 24, 2016, 12:55:07 AM »
With Father's Day coming up, I thought I might ask for a DO meter.  Does anybody have experience with the different meters or a recommendation?


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Re: DO meters
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 01:02:01 AM »
Are you looking to see the amount of aeration you are getting into the wort or are you looking for o2 post packaging? You do realize that DO meters are hundreds of dollars, sometimes thousands of dollars depending on what you get.

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Re: DO meters
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2016, 01:07:23 AM »
Looking for an economical one that I can use for not only aerating (oxygenating) wort before pitching, but also to follow the controversial aspects of low O2 brewing that have been discussed lately on this site.

I know some are quite expensive, but I was curious which models other homebrewers have tried and their opinions and recommendations.


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Re: DO meters
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2016, 01:19:49 AM »
I don't have one myself, but this is the model that I have heard others recommend.

http://www.tequipment.net/ExtechDO600.asp?Source=googleshopping&gclid=CJCe45nF8cwCFQgoaQod8ggN1A
It's too close to home
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Re: DO meters
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2016, 01:44:53 AM »
 $250! At least you get a gift over $100

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Re: DO meters
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2016, 07:12:33 PM »
It's not worth it man - there are way cooler (and more useful) toys you could ask for with that budget.  Just oxygenate your wort on the way to the fermentors, and be done with it.

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Re: DO meters
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2016, 07:17:56 PM »
It's not worth it man - there are way cooler (and more useful) toys you could ask for with that budget.  Just oxygenate your wort on the way to the fermentors, and be done with it.

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Re: DO meters
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2016, 08:20:35 PM »
The more I thought about it the more I started wondering why.

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Re: DO meters
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2016, 08:23:19 PM »
I have used a Hach dissolved oxygen meter for years.
Works great but was very expensive.
That said I almost exclusively brew big beers > 1.100
Use it all the time as I dose oxygen before and during fermentation.
Never felt the need to have one when I brewed regular / light beers.
Of course back then I used air via aquarium pump and stone.
In my opinion it is one of the last instruments you might add after you have purchased every other piece of gear.
In search of perfection I have gone to full instrumentation.



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