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Old 07-22-2007, 03:04 PM   #1
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does anyone know 1) if they make a digital hydrometer and 2) where i could pick one up?
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:09 PM   #2
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Gotta love google.

http://www.alber.com/ProdPageDMA.htm

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Old 07-22-2007, 04:58 PM   #3
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Looks like you can break a LOT of glass hydrometers before you come out ahead on the cost of that baby.

You can try Googling for "density meter" for more hits.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:28 PM   #4
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http://www.factorydirect2you.com/di.html

$50 doesn't seem like too steep of a price. Although I can't make out the name of the manufacturer to get an specs on the device.

EDIT - It is under the wine/brewing section but it looks more like something that would measure humidity in the air, considering the labels on the thing.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:36 PM   #5
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http://www.factorydirect2you.com/di.html

$50 doesn't seem like too steep of a price. Although I can't make out the name of the manufacturer to get an specs on the device.

If I had to guess that only measures Humidity and temprature. I only say this because looking at the picture it has the words "Home Weather Station" and "Home Comfort Station" on it.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:37 PM   #6
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Quote:
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http://www.factorydirect2you.com/di.html

$50 doesn't seem like too steep of a price. Although I can't make out the name of the manufacturer to get an specs on the device.

I don't think the home weather station is going to survive being dunked in your wort.

 
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:37 PM   #7
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If I had to guess that only measures Humidity and temprature. I only say this because looking at the picture it has the words "Home Weather Station" and "Home Comfort Station" on it.
I just noticed that... weird that it is under the wine and bar section.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:40 PM   #8
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That's a humidistat, not a hydrometer. Someone over at FD is FK.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:43 PM   #9
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Quote:
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I just noticed that... weird that it is under the wine and bar section.
If you're storing wine long-term, you want to know the humidity.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:54 PM   #10
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couldn't you use a refractometer? Not sure of the scale they use but isn't it close to the same info? disolved sugars in a solution?
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