LaMotte - BrewLab Basic Water Test Kit 7189-02

LaMotte - BrewLab Basic Water Test Kit 7189-02

Item currently out of stock

The BrewLab Basic® water testing kit, model 7189-02, for home brewers quantifies 7 important water test factors. Experts agree water conditions affect your final product, so take the mystery out of making great beer.

Looking for a digital pH test? Check out the BrewLab® Plus!  

Trust LaMotte, the water analysis experts since 1919, to help you control your most important ingredient - water!

Visit HomeBrewFinds.com for a hands-on review of the LaMotte BrewLab water test kit.

For more information on water and its role in the brewing process, check out John Palmer's Water, A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers. For help with water adjustments, download Palmer's Brewing Water Adjustment App, currently available for iOS devices and coming soon to Android.

Item # MT203
Shipping Eligible for Free Shipping Program
Availability Out Of Stock
Weight 2 LBS
Community Q&A

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 55 answers
Why did you choose this?
MoreFlavor Store
I'm water curious
Tim M on Feb 22, 2021
MIGUEL R on Dec 30, 2020
I'm water curious
Tim M on Feb 22, 2021
watched Short Circuited Brewers podcast
John B on Jan 13, 2021
MIGUEL R on Dec 30, 2020
LaMotte was recommended by John Palmer
Herb Adams on Dec 15, 2020
Following advice from John Palmer online
John W on Dec 2, 2020
I need work on my brewing water.
Gus L on Nov 19, 2020
Read about it and I want to use natural mountain creek water as the basis for my home brews.
Mats A on Nov 13, 2020
Recommended means to measure my brew water ionic profile.
Mark A C on Nov 8, 2020
I can't make heads or tails of my local water report. Water is the last frontier in my home brewery, I want to better control my brewing process, so i beliueve this kit will help.
John S on Nov 8, 2020
The kit I have is out of some reagents, and MoreBeer is the easiest way to get a new kit.
Bryan M on Aug 17, 2020
Need to know
eric s on Aug 1, 2020
Essential for knowing the type of water you have and to make the ensuing adjustments
Edgar E Arias on Jul 24, 2020
Lamotte recommendation
Deborah Barnhart on Jul 22, 2020
Good reviews, Price. and ease of use.
Charles W. G on Jul 21, 2020
Homebrew Finds review
James B on Jun 25, 2020
great price
Brandon Hirata on Apr 29, 2020
This kit had multiple favorable reviews by brewing bloggers.
Tim R on Jan 21, 2020
Gift for husband (and curiosity)
Shelby L V on Dec 16, 2019
Husband saw it at a store, went back, it was gone so shopped online
Ann C on Dec 9, 2019
need to know and fix my water
Ron C on Dec 4, 2019
Advance my water treatment
Mainefolks on Dec 1, 2019
John Palmer, author of "Water" endorsement
Craig Hairrell on Nov 30, 2019
To make better beer. Cheers!
William F on Oct 25, 2019
Brewing Network
Brandon E on Aug 28, 2019
To dial in brewing water
Bonnie P on Jul 25, 2019
I'd like to compare to my local water report and to friends' results.
Brian M on Apr 23, 2019
I attended a Brew Camp and this was he kit used, seemed to have everything I would need.
jeff u on Mar 27, 2019
Brewing Network, online reviews, and Homebrewfinds.com
George S on Mar 13, 2019
Moved to all grain & water quality & ph levels play a big impact to beer quality. So trying to understand my water source!
Gregory W on Mar 7, 2019
It looks like there are 2 brands out there. This one basic and affordable.
JAMES MICHAEL HILL J on Feb 18, 2019
My water varies month to month and "distilled" from the store has a pH under 6, so I need to know what is in it.
Scott V on Dec 20, 2018
Know the exact levels of brewing ions in my tap water.
Brian W on Dec 12, 2018
Son recommend
Betty L on Dec 3, 2018
Good price
David N on Nov 30, 2018
Water analysis
James R on Nov 28, 2018
Brewing water is the next level in my brewing abilities. A must have to conveniently check water
Luis N on Nov 24, 2018
Learned about it at the NanoCon Seminar a couple of weeks back.
Jeff W on Nov 21, 2018
I want to confirm official reports by Municipal Water Supplier
Benjamin D on Nov 17, 2018
Seemed to be highly recomended by a lot of reviewers.
Jeff S on Nov 17, 2018
To test my water. La Motte sells refill kits, but evidently does not stock them.
Travis C on Oct 15, 2018
The best water brews the best beer
Salvador M on Sep 27, 2018
Need it to check my water filter
Larry on Sep 11, 2018
my municipal water report is ambivalent in its data based on a number of possible reservoirs
Jacqueline W on Sep 11, 2018
From a lecture by John Palmer at the National Home Brewers Conference in Portland OR
Eric H on Aug 1, 2018
Good Reviews
Joseph P on Jul 20, 2018
in my countrt doesnt exists
Gianni T on Jul 20, 2018
I need to replicate my previous well water water profile since moving to the city.
Ian L on Jul 2, 2018
To test tap water for brewing
Avery Colomb on Jun 28, 2018
Want to learn more about water
Preston A on Jun 8, 2018
I'm a brewer
Michael B on May 25, 2018
watched Short Circuited Brewers podcast
John B on Jan 13, 2021
LaMotte was recommended by John Palmer
Herb Adams on Dec 15, 2020
does the product (or its components) have an expiration date?
denis ticona on Aug 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Denis, yes each reagent will be marked with their own expiration date.

4.6 / 5.0
29 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Rated 4 out of 5
Easy to use, plenty of material for many tests
Without data it is just an opinion.This kit will get you the data you need in reasonable ranges to take your beer to the next level without breaking the bank. If you want to brew beer better than you can buy, this is a good investment.
July 1, 2020
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Water testing kit
The kit is well organized and the instructions are easy to follow. Provides enough materials to conduct numerous tests. I recommend to all home brewers and nano brewery brewers.
June 15, 2020
9 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Easy to use and very helpfull.
Now I knew my water better and can make the correct salt additions to hit my ph-target...
June 3, 2020
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
great kit
always a good way to test water without breaking the bank
June 1, 2020
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Homebrewer necessity
Has everything you need for basic testing, instructions are great!
April 3, 2020
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great product
Seems like a great product. It’s hard to double check but I did it twice and got similar results. I used it to brew several beers and it’s seemed to be spot on taste wise. It was very easy to use and better than a water report. It’s a great way to step up my game.
Nice kit. Easy to use
Nice kit. Easy to use
October 5, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Be aware reagents have expirations dates
Be aware that you might get expired or close to expiring reagents in the kit. It seems they won't replace a item unless it's expired. This isn't a one time use kit. I purchased kit and received it a few days after black Friday. The Total Alkalinity Indicator expires 1/2019. First and last purchase with MoreBeer. Right on the Lamotte website it states that freshness of the reagents affect accuracy of tests. They list shelf life for each chemical on there website.
December 8, 2018
over 2 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Hey so sorry about your experience. We try very hard to create the best experience for our customers and provide quality products. Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
December 11, 2018
Zach R Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
I got it to check my RO water.
My RO filter set up removed every thing from the ground water except the clorieen. but did reduce it by 2/3 of normal Now I know whats going on with my water. All grain brewing is all new to me and I now have the tool to do it right...
September 26, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works perfectly
I was able to gain insight into different water sources and adjust the water for the different styles of beer. The quantity of supplies allows for numerous tests vs just a few.
August 20, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
No hesitation needed!!!!
Hesitated on buying one of these kits since it’s inception.
Well, needless to say, I just brewed one of the best beers I’ve ever brewed!! No more guessing!! Get one!!
The best NE IPA!!
The best NE IPA!!
June 28, 2018
over 2 years ago