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Camco 50′ NSF Certified Drinking Water Hose – $14.33 + free prime ship

Camco TastePURE Drinking Water Hose, Lead and BPA Free, Reinforced for Maximum Kink Resistance (5/8"Inner Diameter x 50 Feet)

50′ Drinking Water Hose by Camco.  Made with NSF Certified hose.  Both BPA and PVC free.  Reinforced for kink resistance.  5/8″ ID.

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  • Drinking Water Safe Hose: Great for camping, RVing, gardening, washing your vehicle, watering livestock and more
  • NSF Certified: Made with NSF certified hose; reinforced for maximum kink resistance. Compliant with all Federal and State Level Low Lead Laws: CSA Low Lead Content Certified to NSF/ANSI 372
  • Size: Hose measures 50′ long x 5/8″ID
  • Compatibility: The ends are compatible with most standard garden hose connections and the female end is equipped with an easy grip connector for effortless connecting
  • Quality Construction: Made of PVC and is BPA and phthalate-free; hose is UV-stabilized to last a long time

 

Use for collecting brew day water and more.

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Camco 50 ft TastePURE Drinking Water Hose – Lead and BPA Free | Reinforced for Maximum Kink Resistance | 5/8″Inner Diameter – (22793) – 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

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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Aquatic Life RO Buddie Reverse Osmosis Filter System [Dial in Your Brewing Water] – $59.99 + free shipping

Aquatic Life RO Buddie Reverse Osmosis Systems

Aquatic Life RO Buddie Reverse Osmosis Systems

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  • Add-On Drinking Water Kit with 2.8 Gallon Tank available, Amazon item B07371N7PT
  • Sediment, Carbon and DI cartridges are up-front and easy to replace
  • Typical Rejection Rate for filtering out the unnecessary ingredients is approximately 1 : 4.5
  • Included Faucet Adapter makes it easy to connect to standard male hose thread/bib
  • NEW YORK CITY ONLY – Due to high city water sediment, additional pre-filtration required before use.

 

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

Using RO (Reverse Osmosis) allows you to build your brewing water profile from the ground up, creating exactly the profile you’re looking for.

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Aquatic Life RO Buddie Reverse Osmosis Systems – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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LiquaGen [150 GPD] Reverse Osmosis Filter System [Dial in Your Brewing Water] – $99.99 + Free Shipping

LiquaGen Portable Aquarium-Countertop Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System-DI/RO : 4 Stage System Membrane

LiquaGen Portable Aquarium-Countertop Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System-DI/RO : 4 Stage System Membrane


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

  • This is an installation – free Reverse Osmosis Water System which is great for aquariums, laboratory testing, and other applications where ultra-pure water is necessary.
  • Filtration Stages : 1st Stage : Inline Sediment Filter, 2nd Stage : Inline Carbon Filter, 3rd Stage : Reverse Osmosis Membrane, 4th Stage : Inline DI Resin Cartridge
  • Faucet Adapter is included with all necessary tubing & connections

Using RO/Reverse Osmosis water allows you to build your brewing water profile from the ground up, creating exactly the profile you’re looking for.

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LiquaGen Portable Aquarium-Countertop Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System-DI/RO : 4 Stage System Membrane


Also Consider: Water by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski

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APEC Water Systems CS-2500 Ultra High Capacity Water Filtration System [Brewing Water] – $80.33 + Free Shipping

APEC Water Systems CS-2500 Ultra High Capacity Undersink Water Filtration System Premium Quality US Made Filter

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  • Supreme quality – designed, engineered and assembled in USA with US made filter, highest trustful filtration capacity of similar products.
  • Removing lead, chlorine, heavy metals, taste, odor and chemicals while leaving various minerals, like calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
  • Bacteriostatic for the reduction of heterotropic bacteria.
  • Trouble-Free Installation – Comes With Standard 3/8″ Hoses That Connect Directly To The Existing Cold Water Valve And Faucet Stem, Requiring No Holes To Drill. Quick Twist Connection Design For Easy Filter Replacement
  • Provide clean and purified water from your existing kitchen faucet therefore do not need a separate faucet or inlet valve. Good for cooking, washing fruits & vegs and cleaning dishes without watermarks.

 

3/20/20 2 AM Central:  This setup is selling for just $80.33.  That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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.

APEC Water Systems CS-2500 Ultra High Capacity Undersink Water Filtration System Premium Quality US Made Filter – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: Water by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski

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Camco TastePure 25′ Drinking Water Hose – for brew day and beyond – $9.97 + free prime ship

Camco 25ft TastePURE Drinking Water Hose - Lead and BPA Free, Reinforced for Maximum Kink Resistance 1/2"Inner Diameter (22733)

25′ Drinking Water Hose by Camco.  Made with NSF Certified hose

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  • Made with NSF certified hose; drinking water safe
  • Reinforced for maximum kink resistance
  • 25′ long x 1/2″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

 

Use for brew day water and more,

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Camco 25ft TastePURE Drinking Water Hose – Lead and BPA Free, Reinforced for Maximum Kink Resistance 1/2″Inner Diameter (22733) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: Camco 22753 TastePURE Drinking Water Hose (1/2″ID x 50′)

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Digital Total Dissolved Solids [TDS] Meter – check brewing water and filter performance – $7.99 + free shipping

LCD Digital TDS Meter Tester Water Quality Ppm Purity Filter (TDS Tester)

TDS Meter with LCD Display.  TDS meters measure Total Dissolved Solids in water.

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

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew”

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LCD Digital TDS Meter Tester Water Quality Ppm Purity Filter (TDS Tester)


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

TDS Meter Digital Water Tester, Lxuemlu Professional 3-in-1 TDS, Temperature and EC Meter with Carrying Case, 0-9999ppm, Ideal ppm Meter for Drinking Water, Aquariums and More (LX-TDS1)

TDS Meter Digital Water Tester, Lxuemlu Professional 3-in-1 TDS, Temperature and EC Meter with Carrying Case, 0-9999ppm, Ideal ppm Meter for Drinking Water, Aquariums and More (LX-TDS1)

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  • TDS Range: 0-9990 ppm ± 2%
  • EC Range: 0-9990 μs/cm ± 2%
  • Temperature Range: 32.0-122.0°F
  • Hold Function: lock and record the readings
  • Auto-off Function: extended battery life

 

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, Lxuemlu Professional 3-in-1 TDS, Temperature and EC Meter with Carrying Case, 0-9999ppm, Ideal ppm Meter for Drinking Water, Aquariums and More (LX-TDS1)


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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25′ x 5/8″ NSF Certified Reinforced Drinking Water Hose – $9.97 + 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


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

  • 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

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.

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


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KitchenTour Digital Scale, 500 Gram Capacity, .01 Gram Resolution [Hops, Water Salts & More]

KitchenTour Digital Kitchen Scale - 500g/0.01g High Accuracy Precision Multifunction Food Meat Scale Jewelry Lab Carat Powder Scale with Back-Lit LCD Display(Batteries Included)

KitchenTour Digital Kitchen Scale – 500g/0.01g High Accuracy Precision Multifunction Food Meat Scale Jewelry Lab Carat Powder Scale with Back-Lit LCD Display(Batteries Included)

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  • #PRECISE MEASUREMENT&WIDE RANGE# – KitchenTour EG5001 defines the latest in precision weighing technology with a weight capacity from 0.05g – 500g to help you measure jewelry, medicine, and cooking ingredients with refined accuracy.
  • #MULTI-FUNCTIONAL LAB/KITCHEN SCALE# – The PCS function enables small identical items counting such as pins, beads, screws. Precision Tare button calculates the net weight of ingredients by automatically subtracting the weight of container. Calculate in g, oz, ct, dwt, ozt, gn and convert between units instantly with pressing M button without having to re-measure. It also features auto-off, low battery power, overload, and uneven surface placement indicator functions.
  • #SUPERIOR QUALITY MATERIAL# – The KitchenTour E5001 Digital Pocket Scale is crafted to be sturdy, accurate, safe, and user-friendly. Constructed with a high-quality stainless steel platform and ABS plastic frame, this digital kitchen scale is durable and easy to clean and maintenance.
  • #LIGHTWEIGHT & COMPACT DESIGN# – The sleek aesthetic complements any kitchen decor, cleans quickly and stores easily. The touch activated keys also make for an elegant and clean design. With the back-lit reverse LCD display, weighing is quick and easy.
  • #A GREAT ADDITION FOR ANYONE WHO WEIGHS INGREDIENTS WHILE COOKING# – Comes with two trays (13cm, 10cm), which can be used as protectors or scale trays. Meet your demand of measuring different things. It’s the perfect gift for cooking enthusiasts who value a combination of precision and style.

 

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.

Given the specs of this scale, it should work for weighing hops, water salts, smaller amounts of specialty grains (500 grams is about 17.6 ounces or just over a pound) and other brewing ingredients.

KitchenTour Digital Kitchen Scale – 500g/0.01g High Accuracy Precision Multifunction Food Meat Scale Jewelry Lab Carat Powder Scale with Back-Lit LCD Display(Batteries Included)


A smaller scale can work for all grain brewers, as you can weigh any amount of grain in multiple batches, but if you’re a large batch all grain brewer or regularly brew all grain batches with larger grain bills you may want to consider a two scale approach, one more precise scale for hops and a larger capacity scale for larger grain bills.  A couple scales to consider:

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

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