LaMotte - BrewLab Plus Water Test Kit 7188-02

LaMotte - BrewLab Plus Water Test Kit 7188-02

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The BrewLab Plus® water test kit, model 7188-02, for home brewers quantifies 8 important water test factors. Includes everything in BrewLab Basic kit plus a high quality digital pH meter for monitoring batches from start to finish. Experts agree water conditions affect your final product, so take the mystery out of making great beer.

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 Water, A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers written by John Palmer and MoreBeer!'s own Colin Kaminski. For help with water adjustments, download Palmer's Brewing Water Adjustment App, currently available for iOS devices and coming soon to Android.

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Item # MT204
Weight 3 LBS
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To learn about water and improve my brewing techniques
Michael P on Sep 19, 2022
John Palmer recommended
Rex on Sep 11, 2022
To learn about water and improve my brewing techniques
Michael P on Sep 19, 2022
Good reviews
Russell M on Sep 15, 2022
John Palmer recommended
Rex on Sep 11, 2022
Need to check water profile for brew day
Walter C on Jul 8, 2022
Upping my game to include better control over the largest ingredient for my beer
David P on Jun 23, 2022
The Brew Strong Podcast had featured it and loved it. I liked that it has a pH meter too which I need anyway.
Michael A. P on May 26, 2022
New to home brewing, wanting to have a baseline reading of our water quality and changes in water chemistry throughout the process.
EEWdad on Apr 22, 2022
As a commercial brewer water is very important to the final product. I prefer to get my own results and not rely on City water reports.
Doug C on Apr 22, 2022
Because the PH meter is an upgrade over what I use.
Kerry r on Apr 12, 2022
Learning about my water
Dwayne S Dehlbom J on Jan 28, 2022
Industry reputation
christopher s m on Dec 22, 2021
Valued C on Dec 10, 2021
Live on a well - Brewing my own beer.
Thomas S on Aug 21, 2021
I am getting serious about water chemistry
Will S on Jul 23, 2021
To have accurate results on water supply. Many brewers recomend it
Fernando M G on Jul 2, 2021
Endorsed by Palmer
Brad S on May 5, 2021
Recommended by John Palmer
Steve S on May 4, 2021
For my next step in my beer creating evolution
Michael A S on Apr 23, 2021
So I could have a more detailed understanding of my brewing water chemistry.
Nathaniel L on Apr 10, 2021
I need to check water quality
seungil y on Apr 8, 2021
It looks like it has more options than the Basic. BYO reccomends the Basic for their online class so might be better.
Joseph H on Feb 19, 2021
Recommended by a brewer friend
Yamil R on Jan 29, 2021
Tired of the cost of using distilled water for beer. Look forward to analyzing my tap water.
Eric Andrew D on Jan 12, 2021
for quality control and PH
William J on Dec 28, 2020
I think my water is jacked up!
Robert James F on Dec 11, 2020
Had the best reviews from multiple brew water sites.
Daniel L on Nov 22, 2020
I'm getting into water chemistry to improve my beers. The kit includes everything I need for 50+ water tests and includes a PH meter (which I was looking to buy anyway).
Jason S on Jun 25, 2020
I use lamotte at work
Stephen Z on Mar 2, 2020
Highly rated
Kalama A on Jan 27, 2020
Better beer
Mike R on Jan 18, 2020
Price and reported ease of use.
William K on Jan 3, 2020
My brewmaster directed me to :)
Gary J on Dec 13, 2019
Because it's what my husband asked for for Christmas! We moved, our water is different and beer is turning out different. We need to know why and what to do to fix it. This is the best product on the market to get us going!
Danielle S on Dec 12, 2019
Christmas present for my husband
Victoria C on Dec 3, 2019
want to establish a baseline
Kelly S on Nov 30, 2019
For my son
James Jay B on Nov 26, 2019
Includes a reliable PH meter
Isaac R on Nov 16, 2019
Due to the recommendation of other home brewers.
Craig C on Oct 10, 2019
John Palmer recommendation
Los Angeles Ale Works on Sep 21, 2019
Friends told me about it
JIM T on Sep 17, 2019
Can’t get usable water data from my water company and I have a water softener
Valued C on Aug 28, 2019
To up my water game!!
Scott M on Aug 28, 2019
price and I shop with Morebeer
William F on Aug 28, 2019
Recommended by other homebrewers, to improve my brewing.
Jeffrey J on Jul 25, 2019
im a geek
joseph j on Jul 16, 2019
Spoke with them at Brew England HomebrewCon
David C Lavery on Jul 2, 2019
Craig R on Jun 26, 2019
Cost and reviews
Joe W on Jun 17, 2019
Also had pH meter
Catherine Asleson D on May 29, 2019
I think this will be better than an RO system
Gregg John on May 28, 2019
Good reviews
Russell M on Sep 15, 2022
Need to check water profile for brew day
Walter C on Jul 8, 2022
Are probes on the pH meter replaceable?
Tracy Crenshaw on Jun 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The one that came with mine had a replaceable probe and I have since replaced it with no problems.
Does this kit come with ph meter storage solution?
Chris Herb on Nov 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It comes with storage solution pills that you dissolve in distilled water. Buy a gallon of distilled. You will need it for mixing that and the calibration solutions.
What temperature is the pH probe good to? A lot of pH meters are good to 125F, some are good up to 212F.
Brad Probert on Aug 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The operating temperature of the ph meter recommended by the manufacturer is 32 to 122 ° F (0 to 50 ° C), the important thing is always gauge at the sample temperature. According to manufacturer the temperature range of the meter is from 23 to 194 ° F (-5 to 90 ° C)

4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Súper Brewlab
It's an excelent item. Very easy to use! And helpfull
January 10, 2023
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Taking home brewing to the next level
This water test kit is exceptional. I’m excited to take my home brewing to the next level and everything I need is included in this kit.
July 5, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy to Use
Testing our water was more of a curiosity than necessity and this kit made it easy. I liked the addition of the pH meter. Once the tests were complete, it was interesting to compare and validate results against local water provider's annual report (as well as results from other communities uploaded to brew sites). It is handy to now be able to plug results into online brewing calculators.

Though the same thing could have been accomplished at a lower cost by sending a water sample to a lab, I have to admit, it was fun to do the analysis myself. In the end, this helped me to baseline our water and also maybe understand just a little better, water chemistry as it relates to brewing.
May 7, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Lamont’s brew lab plus.
Very good kit to find out your water profile. I use my well water and found out exactly what I needed to add to match Certain beer style water profiles.
February 13, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A must for any brewer who want to step up. The ph meter is pretty nice too. And a big bravo to lamotte for the instructions in french ( that is pretty rare in the brewing work)
November 19, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Excellent kit, ample testing materials, but dried out pH electrode
The kit is well-packaged and bottles are sealed. It includes ample tablets and solutions to last for dozens of uses. Perfect for me who moves frequently and brews about 4 times a year. The manuals were a bit rubbed and a cover was torn (like it may have been reused or possibly caught in the zipper on the case).
The pH meter arrived completely dry. The electrode sponge was bone dry. I was concerned that the electrode would work reliably. After calibration, the readings were a bit sporadic and it took at least 30 seconds to settle on a pH value. The readings were in the ballpark (+/- 0.25) but not as accurate as it should be for a $100 pH meter. However, the next day I recalibrated, and it worked much better (faster convergence to a reading). So today I took this into the university chemistry laboratory where I work and validated the readings with another instrument and several buffers (4, 7, 10 pH +/- 0.02). It worked fine. So I’m happy with this kit, but beware of the pH probe if it dry. Soak it for a day or two before making measurements.
May 19, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Simple and effective
This kit is really well put together, everything has its place and is clearly labeled. The instructions are simple and guide you through the tests step by step. I was wondering if I'd have difficulty determining when the colors changed, but it's pretty obvious.
May 13, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great option for water testing
Very easy to use and great to have accurate results without waiting.
April 7, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Not sure if this is worth it or just get a Ward Labs Test Kit
The test kit overall is decent. It does what it is suppose to and the directions are pretty clear. The sulfate test is VERY subjective and in my opinion doesn't really work. Although, maybe my sulfates are just that low. So, the kit lost a star for that reason.

That being said, I opted the the kit with the pH meter. My meter was defective and MOREBEER worked with the vendor to obtain me a replacement quickly and easily!!!!
August 11, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Informative and fun.
July 18, 2020
over 4 years ago