A good beer or wine doesn’t happen accidentally. Variables such as temperature and sugar content need to be continually monitored before, during and after the fermentation process to ensure the desired results. New DURAC Triple Scale Beer and Wine Hydrometers from SP Scienceware monitor fermentation from start to finish and provide invaluable data points within either a commercial or homebrew setting.
“When crafting beer and wine, knowing the initial quality of your mash or wort can be critical to the success of the process. The Triple Scale Beer and Wine Hydrometer not only helps to determine the beginning quality of the mash or wort but can also provide indicators of when variables such as temperature and sugar content should be changed,” said Kathleen Hanek, senior product manager for SP Scienceware. “Although the entire process can be completed using only specific gravity measurements, the triple scale makes it easy to know at a glance what the sugar content is [brix] or the potential alcohol by volume. These hydrometers help you to achieve the desired results, plus give you the option of three different styles.”
The glass design is the industry-standard and provides inexpensive fermentation monitoring for both the seasoned professional and homebrew beginner. The shatterproof style, designed with the homebrewer in mind, features a unique easy-to-read flat surface design on an all plastic body which removes the risk of contamination due to breakage. The polycarbonate model provides glass-like clarity combined with shatterproof strength to eliminate the risk of contamination due to instrument breakage, perfect for a demanding industrial application or the homebrew aficionado.
The industry-standard glass style beer and wine hydrometer (B61807-7100) has a suggested list price of $7.99. The unique shatterproof plastic style hydrometer (B61800-6100) has a suggested list price of $16.99, and finally, the polycarbonate model (B61800-6000) has a suggested list price of $39.96.