Reader Tip: Dual Scale Refractometer

Thanks to HBF Reader Dave for this tip!

Dual scale refractometer that reads in both Brix and Specific Gravity.  Full Details – Here

For me, getting a refractometer was one of those upgrades that made a lot of difference.  With a refractometer you need a sample size of two drops.  I figured that this would pay for itself in beer savings alone.  I also had just broken my hydrometer and came to the realization that hydrometers are made of breakable glass that can break! 🙂

Refractometers can be used to measure gravity throughout the brewing process.  You can also estimate the alcohol content of your beer if you forget to take an OG with the use of a refractometer and a hydrometer.  Check out Sean Terrill’s excellent refractometer calculator.

3 thoughts on “Reader Tip: Dual Scale Refractometer

  1. Timur.Snoke

    I ordered it an got the same result not the dual scale that it claims to be. I sent mine back and will get one from somewhere else later. I have seen some places selling replacement prism covers, but do you think those would ever really be necessary?

    1. Pash

      If you take good care of it, there’s no reason you should ever need to replace it. Additionally, if you get it from somewhere reputable, they should cover it under warranty assuming it didn’t break due to negligence. It’s always good to know that you can get a replacement if you need it.

  2. Pash

    Be careful with this. I bought it, it was not a dual scale. Read the comments, people are getting mixed results with it. I got the case, cloth, pipette and everything else, but it didn’t have SG readings.


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