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White Labs… Professional Beer Analysis Sample Kit – Test for ABV and IBUs

Beer Analysis Sample Kit

White Labs Beer Analysis Sample Kit comes with directions, A sterile sample bottle and a pre-paid label.  You take a sample of your beer and send it to White Labs for analysis at the analytical laboratory at White Labs.

At $36.95 this is now an accessible and relatively affordable way to get a lab analysis on your beer.

The only other similar service that I’ve aware of is White Labs “Big QC” Day.  With that you got two beers tested for $139.  That was marketed as a $500 service.  To be fair that included more tests than this kit does.  I think… Diacetyl, alcohol content, calories, color, real and apparent attenuation and microbiological contaminants.  Some of those tests are still available for an additional charge.

The Beer Analysis Sample Kit checks for alcohol by volume and IBUs, with users being able to purchase a multitude of other testing options including diacetyl, alcohol, gluten, bacteria and wild yeast. Additional tests for purchase on Yeastman.com include color analysis, SO2, bacteria and wild yeast, and diacetyl.

Check it out – White Labs Beer Analysis Sample Kit

pH Meter and TDS Meter Combo

Thanks to HBF Reader Kent for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

Ph & TDS Meter Set, Combo of ±0.1ph High Accuracy Ph Meter and ±2% Readout Accuracy TDS Meter

pH Meter and TDS (total dissolved solids) meter combo.  pH meter measures 0 to 14 pH range with a resolution of .1 pH and and accuracy of .1 pH.

Use the pH meter to check the pH of your water, mash, [test Star San effectiveness] and finished beer.  The TDS meter could come in handy for checking your RO filter [See: Review – Portable Reverse Osmosis Water System] or for checking purchased distilled or RO water.  Some water processors add minerals back for flavor.  A TDS meter will allow you to make sure you’re getting what you want.

Ph & TDS Meter Set, Combo of ±0.1ph High Accuracy Ph Meter and ±2% Readout Accuracy TDS Meter

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Etekcity pH Meter

Etekcity® High Quality Digital Pocket Pen/PH tester/Pen Type PH Meter/Water Quality

Etekcity pH Meter includes calibration screwdriver.  Measuring pH Range: 0.0 – 14.0 pH, Resolution: 0.1 pH, Accuracy: ±0.1 pH (20°C), ±0.2 pH, Operating Temperature: 0 – 50°C (32-122°F).  1 point manual calibration.

Use to check the pH of your water, mash, [test Star San effectiveness] and finished beer.

Etekcity High Quality Digital Pocket Pen/PH tester/Pen Type PH Meter/Water Quality

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pH Meter and TDS Meter Combo

Ph & TDS Meter Set, Combo of ±0.1ph High Accuracy Ph Meter and ±2% Readout Accuracy TDS Meter

pH Meter and TDS (total dissolved solids) meter combo.  pH meter measures 0 to 14 pH range with a resolution of .1 pH and and accuracy of .1 pH.

Use the pH meter to check the pH of your water, mash, [test Star San effectiveness] and finished beer.  The TDS meter could come in handy for checking your RO filter [See: Review – Portable Reverse Osmosis Water System] or for checking purchased distilled or RO water.  Some water processors add minerals back for flavor.  A TDS meter will allow you to make sure you’re getting what you want.

Ph & TDS Meter Set, Combo of ±0.1ph High Accuracy Ph Meter and ±2% Readout Accuracy TDS Meter

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(12) Half Liter Lab Bottles

Bel-Art 106310007 Scienceware Polypropylene Precisionware Narrow-Mouth Autoclavable Bottle with 38mm Closure, 500ml Capacity, Pack of 12

(12) half liter/500 ml lab Bottles by Bel-Art.  Narrow mouth.  Bottle is made from polypropylene.  Can withstand boiling and be sterilized by autoclave.  Solvent resistant.  Screw cap features deep threads to prevent spills and evaporation losses.

Uses include: Yeast rehydration, yeast washing and slurry storage. Also an easy vessel for making and storing sanitized water and collecting brew day wort samples.  I use similar containers to rehydrate yeast.  Check out Tip 1 on our Tips Page for more info on that.

Bel-Art 106310007 Scienceware Polypropylene Precisionware Narrow-Mouth Autoclavable Bottle with 38mm Closure, 500ml Capacity, Pack of 12

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10 Pack of Sterile Petri Dishes – $3.99 Shipped

Karter Scientific Plastic Petri Dishes, 60x15mm, 3 Vents, Sterile (Pack of 10)

Karter Scientific Plastic Petri Dishes, 60x15mm, 3 Vents, Sterile (Pack of 10)

10 Pack of Sterile Petri Dishes.  60 mm x 15 mm.

Karter Scientific Plastic Petri Dishes, 60x15mm, 3 Vents, Sterile (Pack of 10) – $3.99 + Free Shipping

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