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LaMotte - BrewLab Basic Water Test Kit 7189-01
MT200
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Description

The BrewLab Basic® water testing kit, model 7189-01, for home brewers quantifies 6 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!

 

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Item # MT200
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 2LBS
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To improve my knowledge & understanding of brewing
Colin R on May 18, 2018
Picked this item up to better understand my water makeup
David H on Apr 30, 2018
To improve my knowledge & understanding of brewing
Colin R on May 18, 2018
Beginning my adventures in all grain brewing
Dennis F on May 10, 2018
Picked this item up to better understand my water makeup
David H on Apr 30, 2018
Recommended by John Palmer and I wanted to know my water composition
Mark B on Apr 17, 2018
reviews
John A on Apr 11, 2018
my husband told me to order it for him
Angela T on Mar 16, 2018
Wanted to test my water
N I on Mar 2, 2018
Reviews and online research looking for the best entry level water testing kit for brewing at home.
Jason L on Feb 28, 2018
To improve water profile
Matthew M on Feb 28, 2018
Looking to advance my brewing skills
jeff h on Feb 15, 2018
birthday present
Lisa W on Feb 15, 2018
I picked this to have accurate knowledge of my brewing water.
Geir D on Feb 9, 2018
This kit allows a brewer to produce quick, fairly precise, water quality test results at a low cost.
Daniel J C on Feb 3, 2018
I want to know my water.
Bryan T on Jan 24, 2018
John Palmer said so.
Jeff M on Jan 23, 2018
Price & reviews
Scott M on Jan 15, 2018
a friend recommended
Joey M on Jan 10, 2018
Beginning my adventures in all grain brewing
Dennis F on May 10, 2018
Recommended by John Palmer and I wanted to know my water composition
Mark B on Apr 17, 2018
Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Overall - I like this kit. I don't have a lot of experience with other water testing kits, but it seems to work well and is pretty easy to use.

The only thing I would change would be to include a color target. Many of the tests have you add 5/6 drops of a certain substance to the water under test, which will change the color to, say, purple. Then you are supposed add any number of drops required to change the color to say, blue. The hard part is that my perception of blue may be different than yours. Having a color target of the expected blue would be helpful to say that the water under test has reached the correct color. Now count the number of drops and that is your ppm concentration of the say chloride. Additionally, my sulfate test was almost indistinguishable from the 0-25ppm test, meaning it is anywhere in between. This makes it kind of difficult when trying to figure your sulfate / chloride ratio.
March 19, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
LaMotte Brew Lab
This has improved my brewing thanks Brew Lab
March 15, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
A good investment
Quite good. Easy to follow, but lacks a little on the accuracy. I would recommend this to any home brewer.
February 26, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
A great aid to improve my beers
A very useful tool to detect changes and variations on the water profile, easy to use and accurate.
If you want to know the difference between a good beer and a outstanding beer!!!
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February 23, 2018
Excellent water test kit that allows you to understand your water chemistry and deal with it on brew day. So very easy to use with the included instructions and is a lot cheaper than having your water tested by a professional, who is going to use a similar technique. If you understand the importance of your water on your beer and you understand how to treat your water then you need to have this kit.
February 19, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
easy to use, worth the money
good instructions. easy to use. nice to have since you have enough supplies to test many times, unlike paying for someone else to test your water
February 14, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
BrewLab
I really liked the Brewlab. There was a very small learning curve, but the testing is very easy after the first or second time.
February 11, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Great Value, Excellent Kit!
Love this kit! I take regular samples of my brewing water to track changes over time. Much more convenient than shipping off samples to a lab. The kit has a very easy to follow guide for each water test. It’s very simple and well worth the money. I’ve gone through every test 7 times and I’ve used up probably 1/3 of the included solutions.
January 27, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Great directions make this kit easy to use.
January 27, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Easy to use, seems accurate
Instructions are well written and easy to follow. Test results were within range of reported values from water company and results have been consistent over multiple tests at various times of the year. Suggest using the higher volume marks (25 ml) on some tests to give higher test resolution. One note - the sulfate test readout can be a bit difficult to see in poor lighting.
January 24, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago