Test Equipment & Accessories

  1. Refractometer 0-25%
    Refractometer 0-25%
    £29.95

    A refractometer is an optical device that, like a hydrometer, measures the specific gravity of your beer or wort. It does so by sampling a small amount of liquid, and looking at it optically. The main advantage over a hydrometer is the small sample size needed – typically only a few drops.

    Refractometers are widely used in the wine and beer industry to track fermentation and are fast becoming a tool used by home brewers too!

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  2. Liquid Crystal Thermometer Strip
    Liquid Crystal Thermometer Strip
    £1.99
    Self-adhesive for applying to a vessel. Learn More
  3. Liquid Thermometer 12"
    Liquid Thermometer 12"
    £4.16
    Range -5°C to 110°C. Learn More
  4. Wine & Beer Hydrometer
    Wine & Beer Hydrometer
    £4.16
    You might find it easier to read the hydrometer by floating it in a TRIAL JAR filled with the wine or beer. Don't forget to sterilise both the hydrometer and the trial jar before use. Learn More
  5. Glass Vinometer For Alcohol Measurement
    Glass Vinometer For Alcohol Measurement
    £4.75
    This device can be used to directly measure the final alcohol in a wine. To use put a small sample of the wine in the funnel end, the wine will run down the capillary tube and start to drip from the far end. Wait until a few drips have come through and then turn the Vinometer upside down and place on a flat surface. The wine will drop back along the capillary tube and where it stops against the index is a direct reading of the percentage of alcohol by volume (ABV). If you put undiluted wine into the Vinometer the reading is a direct measurement of the alcohol content. However for a more accurate reading the wine can be diluted 50:50 with water, in which case you need to DOUBLE the reading. The range of the scale for undiluted wine is 0 to 25% ABV but clearly this can be extended by diluting the wine. Solids and particles in the wine can affect the reading. The unit should be thoroughly cleaned after use. Learn More
  6. Refractometer 0 - 80%
    Refractometer 0 - 80%
    £29.95

    A refractometer is an optical device that, like a hydrometer, measures the specific gravity of your beer or wort. It does so by sampling a small amount of liquid, and looking at it optically. The main advantage over a hydrometer is the small sample size needed – typically only a few drops.

    Refractometers are widely used in the wine and beer industry to track fermentation and are fast becoming a tool used by home brewers too!

    Learn More
  7. Wine Thief/Pippette
    Wine Thief/Pippette
    £2.95
    The ideal way to take a sample from the fermenter. Can also be used for taking samples for hydrometer readings. To use: Clean and sterilise the Wine Thief and put it into the fermenter from which you want to take the sample, not right down to the bottom as you do not want to take in any yeast sediment. The tube will fill and because of the one-way valve in the tip it will not empty when you lift it out. If there is insufficient liquid in the tube try moving the Wine Thief rapidly up and down in the fermenter and it will fill to a higher level. To empty the Wine Thief actuate the one-way valve by pressing the tip of the Wine Thief against the side of the receiving vessel. To take a hydrometer reading you might be able to place your hydrometer directly into the Wine Thief tube or you can put the sample into a trial jar for taking the reading. Learn More