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Old 12-02-2012, 03:00 AM   #1
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Economic-Bee...#ht_4477wt_953

Found it on homebrew finds and was hoping for some feedback.



 
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:09 AM   #2
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I'm using this one (similar price) and it has been within 1 point of my hydrometer, even with alcohol present (after correction of course).


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Old 12-02-2012, 03:13 AM   #3
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I have been using this one for almost two years love it no problems to date

 
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:21 AM   #4
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I use both this and a hydrometer (because I'm paranoid). Always seems to be very accurate.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:50 PM   #5
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Thanks for feedback.

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:02 PM   #6
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I have the grand index model from eBay. It is great, I was really surprised for the $17-$18 I paid for it. It was dead on with my hydrometer out of the box, no calibration needed.

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:11 PM   #7
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I have the grand index model from eBay. It is great, I was really surprised for the $17-$18 I paid for it. It was dead on with my hydrometer out of the box, no calibration needed.
I bought one of these a few weeks ago after getting some odd readings with my hydrometer (no extract so it wasn't a mixing problem). I calibrated it with distilled water, but haven't used it yet. The reviews I found on it before buying it were pretty good and you couldn't beat the price.

 
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:30 PM   #8
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Looks identical to the one I bought on eBay 4 years ago, except mine doesn't have the SG scale (which is superfluous, in my opinion, since any fool can estimate SG from Brix). I calibrated mine once with distilled water, and since I hit all the numbers in the recipes I use, I've never had any reason to question it. Great bargain.


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