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DO Meter Questions

Postby kiknjville » Mon May 16, 2016 4:20 pm

Hi,

I'm looking at possibly buying a DO Meter. I really don't want to spend more than $200 if at all possible but I would go a little higher if I can get considerable value from doing so. I see that Milwaukee has a low cost unit and I see some slightly used units on ebay which I know is a little bit of a dice roll. Does anyone have any recommendations? Also, it looks like the replacement probes are quite expensive? How long do these probes last with very good to excellent care?
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Re: DO Meter Questions

Postby Kit_B » Mon May 16, 2016 7:40 pm

O2 meters are expensive animals.
Most of us settled on Extech DO600s.
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Re: DO Meter Questions

Postby Bryan R » Mon May 16, 2016 8:57 pm

At this point I am so many batches in with my process I don't even pull mine out anymore. I would only use it to troubleshoot an issue.




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Re: DO Meter Questions

Postby Feurhund » Mon May 16, 2016 9:02 pm

I am bidding on a newish Milwaukee 600 on ebay, but didn't realize that they take a lot of pampering. I brew about once a month and I am loathe to have tools that take a lot of calibrating etc. Maybe I will use it to get dialed in and then resell.
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Re: DO Meter Questions

Postby Bryan R » Mon May 16, 2016 9:20 pm

I tested the Milwaukee and the extech and chose extech for what it's worth.




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Re: DO Meter Questions

Postby Weizenberg » Thu May 19, 2016 4:00 pm

I've always been very happy with the Extech gear. People who tried it independently ended up ditching the MW equipment. Their pH meter is also not to be sneered at ;)

Like Brandon said, their support is great. They have a maintenance kit with replacement caps, electrolyte and polishing paper which I would recommend too. I noticed that polishing the electrode every 6 months makes the meter very responsive.
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Re: DO Meter Questions

Postby ajk » Thu May 19, 2016 10:08 pm

I borrowed a Milwaukee and tried using it tonight. Either I'm using the meter wrong or I'm doing lodo wrong. Or both.
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