Edrom­e­ter

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Test lab notes

For those of us who love im­me­di­ate grat­i­fi­ca­tion, the edrom­e­ter can test sam­ples of any tem­per­a­ture and au­to­mat­i­cally ad­just its read­ing. It cal­cu­lates spe­cific grav­ity, den­sity, Brix, Plato, Baume, sugar con­cen­tra­tion, po­ten­tial al­co­hol, ABV, proof, and tem­per­a­ture within sec­onds. We were able to sam­ple sev­eral liq­uids in quick suc­ces­sion, and it’s a slick ma­chine that’s rel­a­tively easy to clean. Sam­ple size is larger than other sim­i­lar dig­i­tal de­vices, which is a small con­cern for home­brew­ers, and ABV in beer has to be cal­cu­lated the old-fash­ioned way. Our cross-checks with an ana­log hy­drom­e­ter and re­frac­tome­ter showed the read­ings to be cor­rect, but the price is a bit steep for a unit that isn’t hand­held. Use­ful in a lab or small home brew­ery.

Price: $350 Man­u­fac­turer: STM In­stru­ments

Avail­able from: stm-in­stru­ment.com

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