Ade Advanced Optics ATC Refractometer

Automatic Temperature Compensation 0-32% Brix Refractometer Beer Wine CNC Fruit by Ade Advanced Optics

Brix Refractometer with ATC (Automatic Temperature Compensation).  Reads 0-32% Brix or 1.000-1.120 Specific Gravity.  Includes padded carrying case, adjustment calibration screwdriver and sample pipette.

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.

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4 thoughts on “Ade Advanced Optics ATC Refractometer

  1. Mark

    And did I mention breakage/hard to store?…..I just plain prefer the refractometer although both have their place and are usable.

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  2. Mark

    Anonymous…..I know. I have never used a hydrometer in my beer brewing but ages ago I was doing some home made wine. I used them then so the first time I used the Refractometer with the beer brewing I knew how much easier it was to use and less waste especially when doing multiple samples on the same batch.

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  3. Anonymous

    Mark, what you do without it is use a hydrometer an ice water bath, and a metal measuring cup. You place your wort into the measuring cup, cool over 2 minutes in ice water bath, and then measure gravity. People act like checking boil gravity is this hugely impossible task without a refractometer. It’s not.

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  4. Mark

    I picked up a similar inexpensive refractometers a little over a year ago off ebay. It was about $5 cheaper and didn’t come with the case or towelette. But it has worked great for me and I wouldn’t know what to do without it. Allows me to keep tabs on the brewing process from mashing rite on through end of fermentation. The one I got has dual scale for Brix/Gravity and is ATC temperature compensating. One of my must have tools in my homebrewing arsenal.

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