Sulfate

Parameter Selection

Application Importance of Sulfate in Brewing

Some ions play a bigger role in the flavor and smells of beer, such as sulfate. Often used to highlight hop bitterness, sulfates produce a crisp, drier beer flavor. Sulfate is weakly alkaline and does not contribute much to the overall alkalinity. It should be noted, however, that while easy to add, sulfates are difficult to remove. In general, brewers can aim for a range of below 150 ppm for mild beers and upwards of 150 to 350 ppm for very bitter beers. When used in conjunction with chloride, it can make all the difference between a stout or an ale. For this reason, the ratio between sulfate and chloride makes a bigger impact than the measured amount.

Meters

Benchtop Photometers

The HI83300 is a multiparameter photometer and professional pH meter designed specifically for water quality analysis. It is a comprehensive solution for brewers looking to measure a number of key parameters in their water supply. Additionally the digital pH electrode input allows for reliable and accurate pH measurements. The meter features other capabilities such as:

  • Data logging of up to 1000 readings with a user and sample ID
  • CAL Check validation to ensure meter is working properly
  • Absorbance measurement mode
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Benchtop Photometers

The HI83300 is a multiparameter photometer and professional pH meter designed specifically for water quality analysis. It is a comprehensive solution for brewers looking to measure a number of key parameters in their water supply. Additionally the digital pH electrode input allows for reliable and accurate pH measurements. The meter features other capabilities such as:

  • Data logging of up to 1000 readings with a user and sample ID
  • CAL Check validation to ensure meter is working properly
  • Absorbance measurement mode
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Portable Photometers

The HI96751 portable photometer allows for sulfate measurements to be taken at an time, both in the field or in the lab. One major advantage is they don’t require the use or maintenance of a probe. Instead, it features an enhanced optical system to ensure accurate photometric readings every time. Features include:

  • Accuracy up to ±1 mg/L
  • CAL Check standards to verify photometer calibration and performance
  • Premade reagents in dropper bottle for easy use
  • Available kit models include all required accessories for easy sampling
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Chemical Test Kits

Chemical Test Kit (CTK)

Chemical test kits are a simple way to perform an accurate chemical analysis. The kits are equipped with all the reagents and equipment necessary to perform each test. These kits have many features including:

  • Includes all the necessary reagents and accessories
  • Manufactured according to the highest quality standards
  • Comprehensive instructions guide you step-by-step through the testing process
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Chemical Test Kit (CTK)

Chemical test kits are a simple way to perform an accurate chemical analysis. The kits are equipped with all the reagents and equipment necessary to perform each test. These kits have many features including:

  • Includes all the necessary reagents and accessories
  • Manufactured according to the highest quality standards
  • Comprehensive instructions guide you step-by-step through the testing process
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Reagents & Accessories

Reagents

Our premade reagents make testing for hardness simple with our checkers and portable photometers. Prepared by Hanna Instruments with high purity chemicals, our sachets make reagent addition quick and easy.

  • High purity chemicals
  • Marked with expiration date and lot number for traceabilty
  • Variety of sizes available
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Reagents

Our premade reagents make testing for hardness simple with our checkers and portable photometers. Prepared by Hanna Instruments with high purity chemicals, our sachets make reagent addition quick and easy.

  • High purity chemicals
  • Marked with expiration date and lot number for traceabilty
  • Variety of sizes available
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Sulfate Accessories & Lab Supplies

Hanna Instruments provides you with everything you need for accurate and simple measurement using our checkers and photometers. Accessories include:

  • Calibration check sets for validating our checkers and portable photometers
  • Glass cuvettes for sampling
  • Caps for glass cuvettes
  • Cuvette cleaning solution
  • Microfiber cloth for cleaning the cuvettes
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