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Mad Brewer™ Deluxe Brew Lab Kit

$99.99

SKU# 42058

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Does your beer reflect your inner Dr. Frankenstein? If you find yourself drawn toward increasingly complex brewing perfection, it’s time for the Mad Brewer’s Deluxe Brew Lab.

Sometimes taking a gravity reading simply isn’t enough. The Deluxe Brew lab includes five essential tools for perfecting your recipe. Whether you’re simply obsessed with the details of your beer or you’re taking the next steps into All Grain brewing, these tools will help.

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The Brix/Specific Gravity Refractometer allows for quick gravity readings during every step of the process; without the need for a full test jar sample.

The Checker 1 pH tester will help you make sure your source water is ready to become beer. Ensure a healthy fermentation from the yeast and the best flavors from your mash.

The Fermenter’s Favorites® Folding Digital Thermometer provides accurate readings for your brew day, while the Weighmax digital scale is ready for precise ingredient additions.

We’ve also included a 3-piece thief to help draw samples for whatever testing needs to be done. Kit Includes:
  • Brix/SPecific Gravity Refractometer
  • Checker 1 pH Tester and 2 sachets of calibration solution
  • Weighmax Pocket Scale
  • Fermenter’s Favorites® Folding Digital Thermometer
  • 3 Piece Thief
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Good value, all items useful
I ended up here needing a new refractometer. I'll start with the price; this is about a $52 discount from buying the items individually.

The refractometer is seemingly high quality, like the ones you pay ~$100 for. Trust me, this is my second and the first was a $35 model that loses accuracy at higher gravities... This one jibes with the lab grade hydrometers I have. I don't use a refractometer for final gravity, just for mash and starting gravities. I would have been happy if this was all that was in the box.

The thermometer is nice, but it isn't a therma pen. It jibes with my tun thermometer without any calibration. Probably not what you want for precision, but still a nice tool.

The ph checker works - was able to see a sour I was working on reach 3.5 and my tap water read 7.1.

The scale is ostensibly ~30 times higher resolution than my Escali scale, but would've been nice to get resolution like a smart weigh ($12), especially for smaller amounts like hops or yeast. Still, it is a small improvement over what I've got.

The thief actually came in handy. I've got a couple of older style carboys that I was just using and I have a glass thief but it takes about 20 pulls to get a hydrometer sample. With this, it only took about 5 pulls and it was easy to sanitize being in 3 pieces. I don't normally need one as with the wide mouth carboys I normally use, I just use a sanitized 8 oz mason jar, but this will be useful when I have a large pipeline.

Overall, very pleased and good value.
February 7, 2017
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3 months ago
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Does the refractometer work for measuring FG? I've heard that refractometers don't work for measuring FG because the alcohol can mess with the readings
Joshua B on Feb 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No refractometer works for measuring FG when alcohol is present. There are formulas which use OG and SG (from refractometer) to estimate FG, but it is a correction to the refractometer reading. I use a finishing hydrometer for FG (0 - 0.020) and only use the refractometer pre-fermentation (mash, pre/post boil).
does the scale weigh in fractions of a gram?
A shopper on Jan 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes. It display shows more resolution, but the docs say accurate to 1/10 gram.

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