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Re: I think I have to have this....
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 07:32:48 PM »
I think I'd save the extra bucks over a standard pH meter and grab this guy from MoreBeer:

https://www.morebeer.com/products/easydens-anton-paar.html

Might need to get a few extra phones with all the blue tooth connected toys there are for brewing, blue tooth connected brewing system, water chemistry kit, pH meter, ABV/gravity readings...Just need one for DO and one for yeast cell counts.

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Re: I think I have to have this....
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 09:31:33 PM »
I can report that it is a very nice instrument. Hanna gave me one to test and it performs very well. The integration with IOS is perfect. It is still a little pricey for most homebrewers, but does what its supposed to.
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Re: I think I have to have this....
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 09:55:00 PM »
Can't help but think, compression fitting t'd into the Herms in line ....I like gizmos

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Re: I think I have to have this....
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 11:52:11 AM »
$225 is not as expensive as I would have thought for "how can I afford it" level of lab equipment. 

Of course what I see is the glass probe and I know damn well I would break the thing.  pH Probes are finicky.
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Re: I think I have to have this....
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 02:26:58 PM »
So when the probe needs replaced do you have to replace the whole thing?

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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 02:28:13 PM »
So when the probe needs replaced do you have to replace the whole thing?

Yep. That's my largest concern with this otherwise very good product.
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Re: I think I have to have this....
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 02:30:08 PM »
I think I'd save the extra bucks over a standard pH meter and grab this guy from MoreBeer:

https://www.morebeer.com/products/easydens-anton-paar.html

Might need to get a few extra phones with all the blue tooth connected toys there are for brewing, blue tooth connected brewing system, water chemistry kit, pH meter, ABV/gravity readings...Just need one for DO and one for yeast cell counts.

This was a prize for MeadMaker Of The Year this year.  I will not deny my jealousy.

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Re: I think I have to have this....
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2017, 04:58:04 PM »
I think I'd save the extra bucks over a standard pH meter and grab this guy from MoreBeer:
https://www.morebeer.com/products/easydens-anton-paar.html
Might need to get a few extra phones with all the blue tooth connected toys there are for brewing, blue tooth connected brewing system, water chemistry kit, pH meter, ABV/gravity readings...Just need one for DO and one for yeast cell counts.

For $400 less than the Anton-Paar.. I think I'd rather the Milwaukee MA871, which essentially does the same thing.
https://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-Refractometer-Automatic-Compensation-Resolution/dp/B007Z4IN58

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Re: I think I have to have this....
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2017, 06:19:50 PM »
I want one too;  have it bookmarked.

but then again, I rarely desire to check pH these days - sort of have everything dialed in with brunwater.
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Re: I think I have to have this....
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2017, 07:21:28 PM »
They are definitely nice. So many purchases........
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Re: I think I have to have this....
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2017, 01:48:48 AM »
I assume that with a digital refractometer you still need to make use of a wort correction factor, right?

Someone needs to make a brewer-friendly version that lets you input a set of calibration data and automagically produces a corrected SG value.

Yes, I am lazy.

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Re: I think I have to have this....
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2017, 01:05:45 PM »
I assume that with a digital refractometer you still need to make use of a wort correction factor, right?

Someone needs to make a brewer-friendly version that lets you input a set of calibration data and automagically produces a corrected SG value.

Yes, I am lazy.

I have the refractometer. If alcohol is present, yes you do otherwise no you don't.

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Re: I think I have to have this....
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2017, 04:40:41 PM »
I don't really see the appeal.
It's too close to home
And it's too near the bone

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Re: I think I have to have this....
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2017, 04:59:45 PM »
I don't really see the appeal.

Just cool factor...I don't actually think it would be worth the price to me.
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