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EasyDens density meter
« on: December 07, 2018, 09:54:19 PM »
Hi guys  :)
I'm doing homebrewing for the first time and I heard about tools for density measurement.
Which tools are you using for density measurement? I wondering whether I should stick with Anton Paar's EasyDens.

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Re: EasyDens density meter
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 09:56:11 PM »
I use a hydrometer.
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Re: EasyDens density meter
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 10:42:57 PM »
Uhh... $400 bucks!  I’ll stick with a hydrometer as well.


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Re: EasyDens density meter
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2018, 02:44:35 AM »
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The Easy Dens does rock, though. I hope this isn't something they're doing officially.
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Re: EasyDens density meter
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2018, 05:12:13 AM »
Is it about the price or do you think a hydrometer is better? I saw, that easydens also has an app included, is this helpful?

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Re: EasyDens density meter
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2018, 02:21:34 PM »
$400 is a bit pricey for a meter that measures SG.  I too use a hydrometer.  I also use a refractometer to get a rough idea where my gravities are during the brew day.

That said, if you are starting out doing extract batches, which I assume you are, a hydrometer and a good thermometer (for temperature correction) are the most economical way to get good reliable gravity measurements
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Re: EasyDens density meter
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2018, 02:56:25 PM »
A top quality, professional brewer's set of Plato saccharometers (hydrometers) can be had for under $50, and a homebrew hydrometer for $6, and these will do the exact same thing.  If you want a to use a small sample,  a gadget, and your phone, a digital refractometer and a free online calculator will do the same thing with an even smaller sample -- just a couple of drops -- for a third of the cost.  But it's your money.
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Re: EasyDens density meter
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2018, 07:44:41 PM »
Refractometer on raw wort for me and hydrometer on finished beer. I also use a Tilt hydrometer in my fermenter to monitor fermentation progress. The Tilt can easily be 2 or 3 thousandths off (high or low) due to its measurement method, but its adequate for my use of gauging degree of attenuation and when to keg for spunding.
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Re: EasyDens density meter
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2018, 10:11:28 PM »
Refractometer on raw wort for me and hydrometer on finished beer. I also use a Tilt hydrometer in my fermenter to monitor fermentation progress. The Tilt can easily be 2 or 3 thousandths off (high or low) due to its measurement method, but its adequate for my use of gauging degree of attenuation and when to keg for spunding.


Do you know whether the Tilt works okay in a stainless fermenter? I don't use a conical, but my fermenting vessels are fairly thick stainless - sort of a "milk can" design.  I ferment in a chest freezer for temperature control but, of course, could always open the lid if necessary to sync a device with the Tilt.
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Re: EasyDens density meter
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2018, 10:25:27 PM »
Do you know whether the Tilt works okay in a stainless fermenter? I don't use a conical, but my fermenting vessels are fairly thick stainless - sort of a "milk can" design.  I ferment in a chest freezer for temperature control but, of course, could always open the lid if necessary to sync a device with the Tilt.

I mostly ferment in a 10 gallon corny keg, and the Tilt works fine with that. 

I do have to open the lid of my chest freezer though.  It won't read through both the keg and the freezer.
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Re: EasyDens density meter
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2018, 02:19:04 AM »
I use my Tilt in a Stainless Blichmann conical. I do have to be reasonably close to the fermenter for it to read.
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Re: EasyDens density meter
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2018, 02:49:23 AM »
My tilts are floating in a glass carboy inside a chest freezer in the basement.  I can get a reading from the living room couch on 1st floor every time. 

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Re: EasyDens density meter
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2018, 11:18:23 AM »
A question for those using the Tilt - how much does a heavy krausen affect the gravity reading?
For me the chico yeast variety throws up a really heavy krausen that sometimes never falls.
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