Category Archives: Refractometers

Free Refractometer with March Pump Purchase

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Today (12-19-14) Only.  Get a free refractometer with purchase of a March High Flow Pump.

Add both items (PumpRefractometer) to your cart and apply coupon code FREEFRACT during checkout.  This is a $59.95 Savings.  Shipping is also free.

This is the pump I use.  I use it for vorlaufing/recirculating, transferring from my mash tun to brew kettle, chilling with a recirculating wort chiller and transferring to my fermenter.  I have it mounted in my Blichmann TopTier Stand using the Pump Mounting Bracket.  It works great!

March High Temperature Brewing Pump High Flow H315HF

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Reader Tip: Heavy Duty Dual Scale Refractometer

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PRB-32ATC 0.0-32.0% PROFESSIONAL ATC Brix Refractometer Wine Beer WORT Sugar, SUPER HEAVY DUTY!

Heavy Duty PRB-32ATC Dual Scale Refractometer from Magnum Media.  Check out the product description for quite a bit more detail including the fact that this is 3 times the weight of cheaper units.

Magnum Media PRB-32ATC 0.0-32.0% PROFESSIONAL ATC Brix Refractometer Wine Beer WORT Sugar, SUPER HEAVY DUTY!

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Dual Scale Refractometer – $39.95 Shipped

A full $5 less than the last time this was offered as the MoreBeer! Deal of the Day…

Product Description - Here - Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

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Brewing Refractometer – Dual Scale MT700 - $39.95 + Free Shipping

Also Consider: Magnum Media DUAL SCALE 0-32% Brix and 1.000-1.130SG Wort Refractometer RSG-100ATC Beer Home Brew

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New Heavy Duty Refractometer Design

PRB-32ATC 0.0-32.0% PROFESSIONAL ATC Brix Refractometer Wine Beer WORT Sugar, SUPER HEAVY DUTY!

Magnum Media has introduced a new heavy duty refractometer – the PRB-32ATC.  I’m told by Charlie (the guy behind Magnum Media, A generally great guy and a fellow homebrewer) that This is meant to be a compete with unit’s like Vee Gee’s high end BTX-1 Refractometer.

The product description goes into quite a bit more detail including the fact that this is 3 times the weight of cheaper units.

Magnum Media PRB-32ATC 0.0-32.0% PROFESSIONAL ATC Brix Refractometer Wine Beer WORT Sugar, SUPER HEAVY DUTY!

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Magnum Media Dual Scale Refractometer – $21.99 Shipped, Best Price – Black Friday Sale

Beer Wort & Wine Refractometer, Dual Scale - Specific Gravity and Brix ,Advanced Optics, Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer, presented by Magnum Media

Beer Wort & Wine Refractometer, Dual Scale – Specific Gravity and Brix ,Advanced Optics, Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer, presented by Magnum Media

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BREWfractometer Extreme Dual (Corrected) Scale Refractometer

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The BREWfractometer Extreme is from the same manufacturer is the often mentioned RSG-100ATC Dual (Corrected) Scale Refractometer.

The BREWfractometer Extreme is said to have a heavier duty construction and also has the ability to read higher gravities (up to 1.180).  The BREWfractometer Extreme has been unavailable.  It is back in stock as of this posting.

Gravity to Brix Accuracy
Typical dual scale refractometers use a linear 4 x gravity to Brix conversion.  That’s fine and dandy up until around 1.049.  At that point this linear scale starts to become inaccurate.  Brix 11 does equal 1.044, but Brix 12 does not equal 1.048.  It is 1.049.  It’s only 1 point off here, but up at Brix 24, it’s up to 5 points off.  Brix 24 equals 1.101 not 1.096.

All this to say that this model of refractometer uses a more accurate, non-linear gravity to Brix scale.

BREWfractometerTM Extreme (BREWx) – 0-40% Brix and 1.000-1.180% Wort Specific Gravity ATC Refractometer

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Dual Scale Refractometer w/Corrected Scale

The RSG-100ATC refractometer reads in both Brix and Gravity.  This refractometer features a corrected scale.  What is a corrected scale?  Read on.

Gravity to Brix Accuracy
Typical dual scale refractometers use a linear 4 x gravity to Brix conversion.  That’s fine and dandy up until around 1.049.  At that point this linear scale starts to become inaccurate.  Brix 11 does equal 1.044, but Brix 12 does not equal 1.048.  It is 1.049.  It’s only 1 point off here, but up at Brix 24, it’s up to 5 points off.  Brix 24 equals 1.101 not 1.096.

All this to say that this model of refractometer uses a more accurate, non-linear gravity to Brix scale.

From the manufacturer: “This is the only inexpensive Wort SG to be corrected. The only other corrected refrafractometers in existence are the BREWfractometer and the BREWfractometer Extreme.”

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.

Magnum Media DUAL SCALE 0-32% Brix and 1.000-1.130SG Wort Refractometer RSG-100ATC Beer Home Brew

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I recently picked up these transfer pippettes.  They are a whopping 300 mm/11.8″ Long.  After using these for one beer, I can tell you that they are long enough to grab a refractometer sample from a 5 gallon batch in a Speidel 7.9 Gallon Fermenter.

Globe Scientific 139050 LDPE Extra Long Transfer Pipet, Non-Sterile, 300mm Length, 23.0mL Capacity (Box of 100)

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