Category Archives: Water Filtering

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

XLUX Digital TDS Meter, Water Quality Tester, 0-9990 ppm Measurement Range, 1 ppm Resolution, 2% Readout Accuracy

Digital TDS Meter

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  • – INSTANTLY READ–Shows the TDS value instantly after immersed into liquid
  • – HOLD FUNCTION: Freezes the measurement for easy read out of the water
  • – AUTO-OFF: the meter shuts off automatically after 6 minutes of non-use to conserve batteries
  • – TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT: shows the liquid temperature in °C and °F

 

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

XLUX Digital TDS Meter, Water Quality Tester, 0-9990 ppm Measurement Range, 1 ppm Resolution, 2% Readout Accuracy – 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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Camco TastePURE Water Filter [Brewing Water] – $17.30, save 42% + free prime ship

Camco TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector Greatly Reduces Bad Taste, Odors, Chlorine and Sediment in Drinking Water (40043)

TastePURE Water Filter by Camco

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  • Safe water matters: GAC (Granular Activated Carbon) filtration greatly reduces bad taste, odor, chlorine, and sediment
  • Large capacity filtration: Large capacity in line water filter lasts an average of 3 months
  • Multiple uses: Can be attached to any standard gardening or water hose to provide healthier drinking water and cleaner water overall. Great for RVs, boats, campers, pets, gardening, and much more
  • 20 micron sediment filter: Removes particles greater than 20 microns
  • Protects against bacteria: Premium KDF provides protection against bacteria growth while filter is stored or not in use
  • Includes: Flexible hose protector to reduce strain on connections while minimizing kinking
  • Low lead certified: Compliant with all federal and state level low lead laws. CSA low lead content certified to NSF/ANSI 362
  • Made in the USA: Product is made in the USA

 

Use to… filter water for brew day and more.

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

7/16/21 5 AM Central: This is on sale for $17.30. That’s a 42% discount from list. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Camco TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector Greatly Reduces Bad Taste, Odors, Chlorine and Sediment in Drinking Water (40043) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: 5 Stage RO Filter [Review] | Water by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski

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3 Stage Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System [Brewing Water] – $49.99 + free shipping, w/coupon

3-Stage Portable Aquarium-Countertop Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System-100GPD

3-Stage Portable Aquarium-Countertop Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System-100GPD

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  • HIGH EFFICIENT FILTRATION-3-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filtration System with NSF certificated Thin-film composite RO membrane filters down to 0.0001 micron,Reduce 99% contaminant ,including Heavy Metal, Arsenic, Lead ,Mercury ,Fluoride,Hardness,Cadmium,Chlorine,Taste,Odor,Asbestos, Lead,and more 1000+ contaminants.
  • HIGH QUALITY– all tube, fittings,Ro membrane complies with NSF/ANSI standard 58 to provide healthy, safe, and pure water.
  • EASY&CONVENIENT-Streamlined DIY filter installation; fits most under sink cabinets, the ratio of pure water and waste water is 1:2.
  • Tankless and without faucet,but add-On Drinking Water Kit with 2.8 Gallon Tank available, Amazon asin :B07D9JKSLJ or B07DBZN79S.

 

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.

7/10/21 6 PM Central: This is selling for $52.99.  Click on “Save extra $3.00 when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $49.99 at checkout.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

3-Stage Portable Aquarium-Countertop Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System-100GPD – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Hands On: 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Water Filter by Reverse Osmosis Revolution – Water by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski

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pH Meter & TDS Meter Combo – $11.99, best price + free prime ship

TDS & PH Meter Digital Water Tester

TDS & PH Meter Digital Water Tester

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  • Healthy pH value of drinking water: A pH value of 7 means a substance is neutral. The lower value indicates acidity, and a higher value is a sign of alkalinity. To better understand the range in pH, take a look at these examples: apple juice 3, orange juice 3.5, coffee 5.5, milk 6.2, baking soda 8.5, soapy water 10, bleach 12.
  • Which kind of water to choose: Consuming excessively acidic or alkaline water is unhealthy, warns the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Drinking water must have a pH value of 6.5-8.5 to fall within EPA standards.
  • Function of TDS meter: NSF International stated a TDS meter is not necessary. However, it can certify whether there are some excessive contaminants like heavy metals.
  • Very important tips: the water may be corrosive if the TDS level is very low. The corrosive waters may leak the toxic metals from the household plumbing.So, the initial recommendation would be to get your water tested and determine the general quality and chemistry of your water. Do this before consuming or installing your water treatment system.

 

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.

6/30/21 8:30 PM Central: These are on sale for $11.99. 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 and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

TDS & PH Meter Digital Water Tester – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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10″ Filter Housing [Hop Randall, Water or Beer Filter Projects] – $19.79 + free prime ship, w/coupon

Geekpure 10" Reverse Osmosis Filter Clear Housing for Ro System -1/4" Inlet/Outlet-2.5" x 10"

Geekpure 10″ Reverse Osmosis Filter Clear Housing for Ro System -1/4″ Inlet/Outlet-2.5″ x 10″

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

  • FUNCTION-Replacement housing for RO system,Widely used in RO system or pre-filtration.Clear housing allows you to see when you need to change filters and everything else works as it should.
  • UNIVERSAL-Standard size for most RO systems using standard 10″ filters.
  • INLET-OUTLET-1/4″ female threaded in and out fittings. NOTE:PLEASE REPLACE HEAD AND HOUSING BODY TOGETHER.
  • SIMPLE INSTALLATION-Easy to replace.Food grade AS will not cause pollution to water.
  • Pack of 7. 1 x Filter housing , 2 x O rings ,1 x wrench,2 x fittings,1 set screws

 

Possible homebrewing uses for this:  Hop Randall for infusing hops and spices at serving time [See: Use a Hop Randall for Increased Hop Flavor and Aroma], Water filter for brewing water or beer and wine filter.  Note this would all be projects and require additional materials to complete.  Make sure this meets the specifications for any intended application.

6/28/21 8:30 PM Central: This is selling for $21.99.  Click on “Save extra 10% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $19.79 at checkout.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Geekpure 10″ Reverse Osmosis Filter Clear Housing for Ro System -1/4″ Inlet/Outlet-2.5″ x 10″ – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Waterdrop Semi Annual Sale – Take Control of Your Brewing Water

Waterdrop is discounting select filters by 20% to 30% as part of a semi-annual sale.

Use coupon code WD10, WD20 or WD30.  See site for complete details & availability.

Waterdrop Semi-Annual Sale

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

I recently purchased a Waterdrop RO System here a few unboxing pictures…

More: Our Last Fifty Finds!

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Waterdrop Semi Annual Sale – Take Control of Your Brewing Water

Waterdrop is discounting select filters by 20% to 30% as part of a semi-annual sale.

Use coupon code WD10, WD20 or WD30.  See site for complete details & availability.

Waterdrop Semi-Annual Sale

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

I recently purchased a Waterdrop RO System here a few unboxing pictures…

More: Our Last Fifty Finds!

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Wiztech Digital 3-in-1 Meter – pH, TDS & Temp

Wiztech Digital PH Meter with ATC: 3 in 1 PH TDS Temp - High Accuracy Pocket Size Water Quality Tester for Drinking Water, Pool, Lab, Food Processing, Aquarium, Pond, Beer Brewing, Kombucha

Wiztech Digital PH Meter with ATC: 3 in 1 PH TDS Temp

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  • 3-in-1 water quality test: Wiztech PH meter is designed in 3-in-1 format. PH, TDS and temperature can be measured simultaneously with high precision. Omni-directional measurement of water quality to ensure the health of water quality
  • ±0.1 pH Accuracy and 3-Point Calibration: With high sensitivity glass probe, Wiztech PH meter’s full measurement range of 0-14pH, 0.01 pH resolution. And Wiztech pH meter uses a 3-point calibration method, calibrating the electrode to solutions of pH 4.00, pH 6.86, and pH 9.18 to ensure the accuracy of your measurements.
  • Backlit LCD Design: Don’t worry about seeing the displayed value when there is insufficient light. Wiztech PH meter features a green Backlit LCD to help you see the measurement clearly in any situation.
  • Automatic Temperature Compensation: No longer need to pay attention to the temperature of testing liquid, Wiztech pH meter can accurately determine the pH value of the sample in the temperature range of 0 °C-60 °C (32 °F-140 °F), so as to solve the inaccurate problem caused by changing the liquid temperature.
  • Wide Application: Ideal for household and laboratory pH testing applications, including drinking water, swimming pool, pond, beer brewing, kombucha, aquariums, hydroponics, laboratory, food processing etc.

 

Wiztech Digital PH Meter with ATC: 3 in 1 PH TDS Temp – High Accuracy Pocket Size Water Quality Tester for Drinking Water, Pool, Lab, Food Processing, Aquarium, Pond, Beer Brewing, Kombucha


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

XLUX Digital TDS Meter, Water Quality Tester, 0-9990 ppm Measurement Range, 1 ppm Resolution, 2% Readout Accuracy

Digital TDS Meter

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

  • – INSTANTLY READ–Shows the TDS value instantly after immersed into liquid
  • – HOLD FUNCTION: Freezes the measurement for easy read out of the water
  • – AUTO-OFF: the meter shuts off automatically after 6 minutes of non-use to conserve batteries
  • – TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT: shows the liquid temperature in °C and °F

 

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

XLUX Digital TDS Meter, Water Quality Tester, 0-9990 ppm Measurement Range, 1 ppm Resolution, 2% Readout Accuracy – 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]

More: Recent Amazon Finds


10″ Filter Housing [Hop Randall, Water or Beer Filter Projects]

Geekpure 10" Reverse Osmosis Filter Clear Housing for Ro System -1/4" Inlet/Outlet-2.5" x 10"

Geekpure 10″ Reverse Osmosis Filter Clear Housing for Ro System -1/4″ Inlet/Outlet-2.5″ x 10″

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

  • FUNCTION-Replacement housing for RO system,Widely used in RO system or pre-filtration.Clear housing allows you to see when you need to change filters and everything else works as it should.
  • UNIVERSAL-Standard size for most RO systems using standard 10″ filters.
  • INLET-OUTLET-1/4″ female threaded in and out fittings. NOTE:PLEASE REPLACE HEAD AND HOUSING BODY TOGETHER.
  • SIMPLE INSTALLATION-Easy to replace.Food grade AS will not cause pollution to water.
  • Pack of 7. 1 x Filter housing , 2 x O rings ,1 x wrench,2 x fittings,1 set screws

 

Possible homebrewing uses for this:  Hop Randall for infusing hops and spices at serving time [See: Use a Hop Randall for Increased Hop Flavor and Aroma], Water filter for brewing water or beer and wine filter.  Note this would all be projects and require additional materials to complete.  Make sure this meets the specifications for any intended application.

Geekpure 10″ Reverse Osmosis Filter Clear Housing for Ro System -1/4″ Inlet/Outlet-2.5″ x 10″ – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


More: Recent Amazon Finds

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.