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FREE High Resolution Graphic of Adventure in Homebrewing’s Brewing Water Chemistry Poster

free homebrewing water chemistry poster

Adventures in Homebrewing offers a FREE high resolution graphic of their Brewing Water Chemistry Poster!

More about the poster:  “A decorative (and handy!) poster to help homebrewer’s wade through the world of water chemistry. This reference poster contains all the info needed for properly modifying and correcting your water chemistry. This poster is useful whether you just need a quick refresher or if you are “drowning” in the depths of water chemistry. Beer is over 90% water, and yet water is the most overlooked ingredient in beer. Start correcting your water and start making your beer even better!”

As of this posting, this is selling for $19.99.  Check AIH for current price and availability.

Brewing Water Chemistry PosterFREE high resolution graphic

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Camco 25′ x 5/8″ NSF Certified Reinforced Drinking Water Hose [Brew Day Water] – $13.67 + free prime ship

Camco 25ft TastePURE Drinking Water Hose - Lead and BPA Free, Reinforced for Maximum Kink Resistance 5/8"Inner Diameter (22783)

25 foot long, drinking water rated hose by Camco

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  • Made with NSF certified hose; drinking water safe
  • Reinforced for maximum kink resistance
  • 25′ long x 5/8″ID
  • Hose is made of PVC and is BPA free
  • Compliant with all federal and state level low lead laws. CSA Low Lead Content Certified to NSF/ANSI 372

 

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

You know how hose water usually tastes like… hose. 🙂  Well, whatever that is ends up in your beer.  This hose is made specifically for drinking water.  That’s a good thing for your homebrew.

10/15/20 2 PM Central: This is selling for $13.67. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Camco (22783) 25ft TastePURE Drinking Water Hose – Lead and BPA Free, Reinforced for Maximum Kink Resistance 5/8″Inner Diameter – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Hands On Review: American Weigh AWS-100 Digital Gram Scale – 100g x 0.01g – for homebrew hops & more

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Why a Digital Gram Scale for Homebrewing?

Homebrewers are generally weighing things in two categories.  Moderately large amounts of things – like grain – and smaller amounts of things – like hops and water salts.  Although weighing both types of things involve a scale, they are really wildly different activities.

An accurate gram scale is great for weighing smaller amounts of things like hops, water salts and smaller amounts of other ingreidents.

Features to Look for in a Homebrewing Gram Scale

  • Digital readout – most scales are digital now, so this one should not be a problem
  • The Tare Feature – Tare allows you to subtract the weight of the container you’re using to get a true weight of the contents.  Add your empty container to the scale and press the tare button.  This zeros out the scale.  Now add the thing you’re weighing and the scale displays just the weight of the contents of your container.  In my opinion the tare function is essential for any good homebrewing scale.
  • Precision – Look for a minimum of 1/10th gram precision (Example – 1.1 grams) if you’re wanting to weigh hops.  Look for a minimum of 1/100th gram precision (Example. 1.11 grams) if you’re wanting to weigh water salts.
  • Capacity – Higher precision and accuracy generally equate to lower capacity.  That’s okay, just understand what capacity you’re buying.  100 grams = about 3.52 ounces.

Hands on Review: American Weigh Model AWS-100 Digital Gram Scale

This scale has 1/100th gram resolution making it great for accurately weighing hops, small amounts of specialty grains and water salts.  It has a 100 gram (3.52 ounce) capacity.

cln_img_6812The front of the box.  Reads: Hundredth of a gram accuracy (0.01 g), 100g Maximum Capacity, Flip-Open Protective Cover, Includes two AAA, 10 Year Warranty.


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American Weigh Scale AWS-100 Digital Pocket Scale, 100g X 0.01g Resolution – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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MAXUS Digital Milligram Scale – 50 grams x .001 grams! + Calibration Weight – $18.95, best price + free prime ship

MAXUS Dante Milligram Reloading Scale 50g x 0.001g Includes 20g Calibration Weight, Scoop, Powder Pan and Tweezers Read in Grain Gram Carat Pennyweigh oz ozt High Precision Jewelry Scale (Black)

MAXUS Dante Milligram Reloading Scale 50g x 0.001g Includes 20g Calibration Weight, Scoop, Powder Pan and Tweezers Read in Grain Gram Carat Pennyweigh oz ozt High Precision Jewelry Scale (Black)

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  • 💎 Professional-Grade Load Cell 💎 Dante Milligram Scale built with OVERSIZED 60mm transducer/sensor dedicated for repeated weighing to get much faster and reliable results; Dante Millgram Scale will notably accelerate your weighing jobs and save your time, many reloaders, home pharmacies and chemists have started to use Dante Mg Scale to replace their balance beam scales for the better.
  • 💎 Multi-Function Milligram Scale 💎 Dante Jewelry Scale has a backlit LCD display for easy reading, the Dante Jewelry Scale is suitable for weighing diamonds, gems, jewelry, gold and precious metals, for reloading gun powder, for weighing medicine ingredients to fill your own capsules, for weighing supplements, caffeine, for weighing spices, herbs & other seasonings. The piece counting feature makes counting small parts much easier.
  • 💎 Space Saving and Portable 💎 Dante Mini Scale is very portable due to its Space Saving Compact Design, it won’t take too much room on your bench, actually it can fit into any kind of workbenches and can still leave plenty of space for your other tools and equipments. Dante Digital Scale is small enough to fit in your backpack, tool box, tool chest, deployment pack, tactical bag, it makes your “lab” more portable. With Dante Scale, it’s easy to weigh powder and precious small items on the go
  • 💎 6 Weighing Units to Choose 💎 Dante Powder Scale comes with a powder tray / pan, 20-g calibration check weight, tweezers and powder scoop, Dante Powder Scale measures in Grains gn, Grams g, Carats ct, Pennyweights dwt, Ounces oz, Troy Ounces ozt. Its Max capacity: 771 grains / 50 grams / 250 carats; Its resolution/readability: 0.02 grains / 0.001 grams / 0.005 carats.

 

Tare Function: Tare allows you to subtract the weight of the container you’re using to get a true weight of the contents.  Add your empty container to the scale and press the tare button.  This zeros out the scale.  Now add the thing you’re weighing and the scale displays just the weight of the contents of your container.  In my opinion the tare function is essential for any good homebrewing scale.

With resolution down to the thousandth of a gram, this would be a candidate for use with both hops and water salts.  50 grams is about 1.76 ounces.

10/7/20 3 PM Central: This is on sale for just $18.95. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

MAXUS Dante Milligram Reloading Scale 50g x 0.001g Includes 20g Calibration Weight, Scoop, Powder Pan and Tweezers Read in Grain Gram Carat Pennyweigh oz ozt High Precision Jewelry Scale (Black) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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MAXUS Digital Milligram Scale – 50 grams x .001 grams! + Calibration Weight

MAXUS Dante Milligram Reloading Scale 50g x 0.001g Includes 20g Calibration Weight, Scoop, Powder Pan and Tweezers Read in Grain Gram Carat Pennyweigh oz ozt High Precision Jewelry Scale (Black)

MAXUS Dante Milligram Reloading Scale 50g x 0.001g Includes 20g Calibration Weight, Scoop, Powder Pan and Tweezers Read in Grain Gram Carat Pennyweigh oz ozt High Precision Jewelry Scale (Black)

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 💎 Professional-Grade Load Cell 💎 Dante Milligram Scale built with OVERSIZED 60mm transducer/sensor dedicated for repeated weighing to get much faster and reliable results; Dante Millgram Scale will notably accelerate your weighing jobs and save your time, many reloaders, home pharmacies and chemists have started to use Dante Mg Scale to replace their balance beam scales for the better.
  • 💎 Multi-Function Milligram Scale 💎 Dante Jewelry Scale has a backlit LCD display for easy reading, the Dante Jewelry Scale is suitable for weighing diamonds, gems, jewelry, gold and precious metals, for reloading gun powder, for weighing medicine ingredients to fill your own capsules, for weighing supplements, caffeine, for weighing spices, herbs & other seasonings. The piece counting feature makes counting small parts much easier.
  • 💎 Space Saving and Portable 💎 Dante Mini Scale is very portable due to its Space Saving Compact Design, it won’t take too much room on your bench, actually it can fit into any kind of workbenches and can still leave plenty of space for your other tools and equipments. Dante Digital Scale is small enough to fit in your backpack, tool box, tool chest, deployment pack, tactical bag, it makes your “lab” more portable. With Dante Scale, it’s easy to weigh powder and precious small items on the go
  • 💎 6 Weighing Units to Choose 💎 Dante Powder Scale comes with a powder tray / pan, 20-g calibration check weight, tweezers and powder scoop, Dante Powder Scale measures in Grains gn, Grams g, Carats ct, Pennyweights dwt, Ounces oz, Troy Ounces ozt. Its Max capacity: 771 grains / 50 grams / 250 carats; Its resolution/readability: 0.02 grains / 0.001 grams / 0.005 carats.

 

Tare Function: Tare allows you to subtract the weight of the container you’re using to get a true weight of the contents.  Add your empty container to the scale and press the tare button.  This zeros out the scale.  Now add the thing you’re weighing and the scale displays just the weight of the contents of your container.  In my opinion the tare function is essential for any good homebrewing scale.

With resolution down to the thousandth of a gram, this would be a candidate for use with both hops and water salts.  50 grams is about 1.76 ounces.

MAXUS Dante Milligram Reloading Scale 50g x 0.001g Includes 20g Calibration Weight, Scoop, Powder Pan and Tweezers Read in Grain Gram Carat Pennyweigh oz ozt High Precision Jewelry Scale (Black) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Digital Total Dissolved Solids [TDS] Meter – check brewing water and filter performance

TDS Meter Digital Water Tester, Membrane Solutions, TDS Meter, EC Meter & Temperature Meter 3 in 1, 0-9999 ppm Measurement Range, with ATC,Ideal Water Test Meter for Drinking Water, Aquariums, etc.

Digital TDS Meter by Membrane Solutions

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  • 【ACCURATE AND RELIABLE】:To achieve high accuracy of detection, high-quality titanium probes and automatic temperature compensation (ATC) are available.
  • 【MULTIFUNCTIONAL AND UPGRADED】:The excellent 4-in-1TDS meter combines TDS, EC, and a temperature meter for improved accuracy. Upgraded version comes with big backlit LCD and auto-lock function for easier use.
  • 【HIGH ACCURACY】:The measuring range of TDS is 0-9999 ppm with accuracy of ± 2%, EC range is 0-9999 μs/cm and temp range is 32.0-176°F (0-80.0°C).
  • 【MULTIPURPOSE TDS TESTER】:Test the purity of drinking water to ensure your health. monitor if Reverse Osmosis (RO)/DI System works properly, whether filter need replaced, maintenance aquarium, hydroponics, pool and spa, etc.
  • 【WHAT YOU GET】:TDS water testerx1, user manualx1,  Premium leather casex1, and we promise a 12 Month Warranty & 24/7 Friendly Customer Service. We will do everything we can to make sure you are perfectly satisfied with your purchase.

 

TDS meters can are helpful for brewing if you’re using a RO filter or if you purchase RO (reverse osmosis) water for brewing.  If you’re using an RO filter a TDS meter tells you how effective your filter is and can help you know if your filters need to be replaced.  If you buy RO water, a TDS meter can let you know what you’re getting as some water processors add minerals back for flavor.  A TDS meter will allow you to make sure you’re getting what you want.

RO water can be built up to reflect the exact water profile you’re looking for.  See: Water by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski

TDS Meter Digital Water Tester, Membrane Solutions, TDS Meter, EC Meter & Temperature Meter 3 in 1, 0-9999 ppm Measurement Range, with ATC,Ideal Water Test Meter for Drinking Water, Aquariums, etc. – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Portable Universal 5-stage Reverse Osmosis RO Purification Water System with DI Deionizing Mixed Bed 0PPM postfilter, made in USA – [Review]

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Maxus Elite Plus Precision Scale 200 Gram Capacity x .01 Gram Resolution AND Calibration Weight

MAXUS ELITE PLUS Precision Gram Scale 200g x 0.01g + 100g Calibration Check Weight - Digital Arrow Scale Archery Scale 3086 Grain x 0.2gn Pocket Scale Jewelry Scale Herb Scale Small Scale Meds Capsule

MAXUS ELITE PLUS Precision Gram Scale 200g x 0.01g + 100g Calibration Check Weight – Digital Arrow Scale Archery Scale 3086 Grain x 0.2gn Pocket Scale Jewelry Scale Herb Scale Small Scale Meds Capsule

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  • 🎯 Accurate & Precision 🎯 Elite Plus Precision Scale offers 0.01g 0.2gn 0.05ct 0.001ozt 0.01dwt 0.001oz Accuracy and 200g Max Capacity, it comes with a 100g calibration check weight, so you can always reset the scale to its standard, make every weighing experience as accurate & precision as possible.
  • 🎯 Elegant & Durable 🎯 Elite Plus Arrow Scale is easy to use, the backlit LCD Display is easy to read, the brushed stainless steel platform is easy to clean. A great choice for measuring carbon and aluminum arrows, bolts, points, broad heads, vanes, stabilizer weights and other archery components.
  • 🎯 Compact & Portable 🎯 Elite Plus Pocket Scale can easily fit into your pocket, this multi-Function scale can be used to weigh Pet Medicines Supplements dose Tobacco Flavor Diamond Gemstone Gems Kitchen Nutrition Ingredients Food Baking stuff Spices Seasoning Herb Coffee beans
  • 🎯 Beautifully Made 🎯 ELITE Plus Jewelry Scale has a Classic look, it was made of quality materials, it provides fast and reliable reading, it’s easy to carry or store. Six weighing units available: Gram Grain Carat Pennyweight Ounce Troy Ounce

 

Tare Function: Tare allows you to subtract the weight of the container you’re using to get a true weight of the contents.  Add your empty container to the scale and press the tare button.  This zeros out the scale.  Now add the thing you’re weighing and the scale displays just the weight of the contents of your container.  In my opinion the tare function is essential for any good homebrewing scale.

What I like about this scale… I like that this has the tare function and that it has a 1/100th gram resolution.  That means you should be able to use it for weighing hops, water salts, smaller amounts of specialty grains (200 grams is about 7 ounces) and other brewing ingredients.  I also like that it has an included calibration weight.  That mean you can double check accuracy and re-calibrate if need be.

MAXUS ELITE PLUS Precision Gram Scale 200g x 0.01g + 100g Calibration Check Weight – Digital Arrow Scale Archery Scale 3086 Grain x 0.2gn Pocket Scale Jewelry Scale Herb Scale Small Scale Meds Capsule – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: LaMotte Water Test Kits | Recent Hop Finds | Portable Reverse Osmosis System

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iSpring 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis System [Brewing Water]

iSpring RCC7 WQA Gold Seal Certified 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System - 75 GPD

RCC7 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System by iSpring

Made with NSF certified wet parts.  Delivers 75 gallons per day (storage tank is 3.2 gallons).  Removes up to 99% of chlorine, fluoride, lead, arsenic, microorganisms, pharmaceuticals and 1000+ pollutants.

Use a reverse osmosis/RO system to create RO water as a base.  From RO, you can build the water back up with water salts to dial in the special profile you’re looking for.  Want to learn more about brewing water and how to adjust it?  Check out Water by Palmer and Kaminski

iSpring RCC7 – Best Value Newly Upgraded US Legendary 75GPD 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System with Brushed Nickel Faucet and New Upgrades 2014

Also: Water by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski | Review: Portable Reverse Osmosis Water System

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Digital Total Dissolved Solids [TDS] Meter – check brewing water and filter performance

TDS Meter Digital Water Test Meter, TDS Temperature & Conductivity Meter 3 in 1, 0-9999 ppm, Hydroponics EC Meter, Digital Water Quality Testers for Drinking Water, ppm Meter for Hydroponics Aquarium

TDS Meter Digital Water Test Meter, TDS Temperature & Conductivity Meter 3 in 1, 0-9999 ppm, Hydroponics EC Meter, Digital Water Quality Testers for Drinking Water, ppm Meter for Hydroponics Aquarium

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  • [ BONUS 3 in 1 Digital TDS Temperature & Conductivity Meter] Hofun 3 in 1 TDS, Electric Temperature & Conductivity Meter features the most advanced and updated technology. Three different measurement needs can be fulfilled by one digital water quality tester. Not only been convenient for you, but also saves your time and money, absolutely a helpful kit for your life.
  • [ RELIABLE TDS METER — ACCURATE & QUICK] Equipped with premium quality titanium alloy probe, Hofun TDS water quality test meter enables quick and convenient test. Put the probe into water and LCD shows accurate results in seconds. In addition, advanced and reliable Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC) ensures measurement accuracy, 0-9999 ppm, making it fits multiple usages, hydroponics meter,Ideal water testers for drinking water test, swimming pool, laboratory, aquarium, RO/DI Water etc.
  • [ EASY READING BIG BACKLIT LCD DISPLAY & QUALIFIED WATER TESTER ] Hofun water quality test meter for hydroponics ec meter with Big Backlit LCD is far superior than other ones, which allows wider angles of data reading and night reading. Besides, Red backlight ( ppm figure over 40 ) means high level ppm figure. Green backlight ( ppm figure below 40 ) indicates TDS figure qualified for direct drinking water (Notes: International standard adopted TDS figure 40 as a dividing line).
  • [ EASY OPERATION & ENERGY SAVING ] Hofun ppm meter allows one button operation. Just turn TDS meter on and stir water gently, then stabilized readings will be auto-locked on LCD in seconds, and the tds ppm meter will shut off automatically if without operation over 2 minutes.
  • [ HIGH QUALITY TDS METER] Hofun water quality test meter is manufactured under extra high standards and of excellent quality. Thus we have absolute confidence of our water test meter.

 

TDS meters can are helpful for brewing if you’re using a RO filter or if you purchase RO (reverse osmosis) water for brewing.  If you’re using an RO filter a TDS meter tells you how effective your filter is and can help you know if your filters need to be replaced.  If you buy RO water, a TDS meter can let you know what you’re getting as some water processors add minerals back for flavor.  A TDS meter will allow you to make sure you’re getting what you want.

RO water can be built up to reflect the exact water profile you’re looking for.  See: Water by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski

TDS Meter Digital Water Test Meter, TDS Temperature & Conductivity Meter 3 in 1, 0-9999 ppm, Hydroponics EC Meter, Digital Water Quality Testers for Drinking Water, ppm Meter for Hydroponics Aquarium – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Portable Universal 5-stage Reverse Osmosis RO Purification Water System with DI Deionizing Mixed Bed 0PPM postfilter, made in USA – [Review]

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Digital Milligram Scale – 50 grams x .001 grams! + Calibration Weight – Weigh Water Salts & Hops – $15.99 + free prime ship

NEWACALOX Digital Milligram Jewelry Scale 50 x 0.001g,High Precision Portable Multifunction Lab Reload Powder Gold Scales with Calibration Tare Weights

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  • High precision and multifunction:High precision gravity sensors provide accurate weighing results (Accuracy: 0.001g, Weighing amount: >0.005g, The error range is within ±0.005g), have Tare function, pcs Counting function, Calibration,can set auto off time.
  • anti-skid ABS tray to prevent rust also anti-corrosion; have a wind shield to ensure accurate measurement. weighing capacity is 50 grams in 0.001 gram increments,even the weight of feather can be weighed.
  • EASY TO USE: light-size for carrying it easily,bigger LED display for comfortably reading.
  • APPLICATION: It can be used as Lab scale, Jewelry scale, powder scale, carat scale and more.
  • INCLUDES carrying case with tweezers, tray plastic pan and 50g calibration weight .Powered by 2 AAA batteries( including)

 

Tare Function: Tare allows you to subtract the weight of the container you’re using to get a true weight of the contents.  Add your empty container to the scale and press the tare button.  This zeros out the scale.  Now add the thing you’re weighing and the scale displays just the weight of the contents of your container.  In my opinion the tare function is essential for any good homebrewing scale.

With resolution down to the thousandth of a gram, this would be a candidate for use with both hops and water salts.  50 grams is about 1.76 ounces.

9/28/20 5:30 PM Central: This combo is on sale for just $15.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

NEWACALOX Digital Milligram Jewelry Scale 50 x 0.001g,High Precision Portable Multifunction Lab Reload Powder Gold Scales with Calibration Tare Weights, Black – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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