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Testing & Measuring

Testing equipment can help you see how your fermentation is doing from start to finish. A basic hydrometer and thermometer, at the minimum, are essential pieces of equipment for any home brewer or wine maker. A thermometer is important to measure the temperature during the fermentation process to ensure the yeast can stay healthy. If brewing beer, it is absolutely necessary for finding the correct mash temperature. It is also useful when finding a place to store your wine or beer.

By taking readings with a hydrometer at the beginning of the brewing process you can project how much alcohol your must, wort, or wash will create. You can use your hydrometer throughout the process to monitor your fermentation and catch when it should be transferred, when it is done, or if it has become sluggish. Finally taking a final gravity reading once fermentation is complete you can calculate how much ABV your wine, beer, or alcohol contains.

Note that regular hydrometers are capable of measuring sugar and alcohol contents for fermented alcohol such as wine, beer, and alcohol wash. A proof and traille hydrometer is needed to measure high alcohol.

If you want to find out more about measuring sugar and alcohol content and how best to use a hydrometer check out our blog.

  • Equipment - Triple Scale Hydrometer
    Equipment - Triple Scale Hydrometer
    $12.99

    Triple Scale Hydrometer

        A hydrometer is a necessary component of the beer making process that allows homebrewers to adjust and predict the integrity of their recipe b...

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    $12.99
  • Equipment - Stickon Thermometer
    $3.99

    Stickon Thermometer

    Sticks on and stays on plastic, glass and metal. Perfect to see quickly and easly the temperature of your batch.

    $3.99
  • Equipment - Fermtech Plastic Wine Thief
    $9.99

    Fermtech Plastic Wine Thief

    Simply dip once for a quick sample. Unique design allows you to insert a standard hydrometer directly into The Thief. Just touch the tip to the rim...

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    $9.99
  • Equipment - Glass Test Tube Jar
    $14.50

    Glass Test Tube Jar

    The "Glass Lab Test Jar" has a plastic base and bumper. It is highly recommended for use with alcoholmeter. It is good for use with both alcoholmet...

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    $14.50
  • Equipment - Plastic Test Tube Jar
    $4.99

    Plastic Test Tube Jar

    The "Deluxe Hydrometer Test Jar" is designed to be tall enough to allow the hydrometer to submerge in the alcohol being tested and with a small dia...

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    $4.99
  • Equipment - Floating Thermometer
    from $3.99
  • Equipment - Acid Test Kit For Wine
    $12.99

    Acid Test Kit for wine

    The "Acid Test Kit" consists of a syringe, sodium hydroxide and phenophalein solution, used to determine the acid level of a wine must. All wine ki...

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    $12.99
  • Tilt™ Hydrometer and Thermometer
    $169.99

    Tilt™ Hydrometer and Thermometer

    Designed for home brewing, the Tilt hydrometer lets you instantly read your brew's specific gravity and temperature on your compatible Apple iPhone...

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    $169.99