Discussion of the hardware for creating wine.
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- Taster Glass (2 posts)
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I am thinking of aquiring a reflectoquant. I would like to use it for myself and offer testing services to local wine home winemakers. But I would like to know more before I spend that kind of dough. Any feedback would be appreciated. Which tests are better using the reflectoquant? How precise is it? How easy is it to use? Etc.
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I've looked at the reflectoquant for use at wineries and one of the drawbacks is that is is not durable (not a concern for you probably) and it seems to be limited in what it can analyze that is relevant, at least in a wine cellar... I can see the need for Glucose, Ammonia, Tartaric acid, but all the metal analyses and whatnot seem superfluous. Also, I am skeptical of any "rapid" SO2 analysis as most of them are flawed and probably over-estimate the amount of FSO2. If the price is worth having quick RS/NH3/Tartaric analysis, I think it would be OK.
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