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Anpro Dual Scale Refractometer – $19.99 on Lightning Deals

Anpro Dual Scale Refractometer.  Aluminum construction.  Reads 1.000 – 1.120 specific gravity and 0-32% Brix.  Features Automatic Temperature Compensation: 50°F ~86°F (10°C~30°C).  Comes with refractometer, plastic sample pipette, mini screwdriver for calibration adjustments, manual, cleaning close and storage box.

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.

5/23/17 10 AM Central: This is set to be discounted as an Amazon Lightning Deal starting at 11:05 AM Central for Prime Members and 11:35 AM for all. Shipping to most US addresses should also be free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability. If you’re not a Prime Member, check out our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Anpro Brix Refractometer, Beer Wort and Wine Refractometer, Dual Scale – Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 and Brix 0-32%, Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer

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Dual Scale Refractometer with ATC… $21.50 Shipped

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Dual Scale (Brix and SG) Refractometer via eBay.  0-32% Brix, 1.000-1.130 Specific Gravity.  ATC.  Includes refractometer, calibration screw driver, pipette, cleaning cloth and padded storage case.

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.

As of this posting, this is selling for just $21.50.  Shipping is also free.  Price and availability subject to change.

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Shopping Tip: Great Deals on Refractometers from eBay

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It’s my opinion that most of the economy, non lab grade refractometers are probably manufactured by a handful of makers.  Or at the very least, the manufacturers are producing units of similar quality.  You could easily pay $60 at one retailer and $20 for the same unit via another retailer.

For under $30, do not expect a lab or commercial grade unit.  However, I have purchased three different economy model refractometers and have been happy with each of them.

This is also a nice find for our international readers as it seems that many offerings include free or reasonable shipping to non-US addresses.

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.

eBay is, generally speaking, a good source for low cost refractometers.

Look for… Dual Scale (both brix and gravity), ATC (automatic temperature correction) and a good seller rating.  Carrying cases are also nice, but not 100% necessary.

This search – searches for buy it now, dual scale refractometer that ship for free.  If you find a specific model/seller that works well for you, leave a comment on this post or submit a tip

If you’re looking for a higher quality unit, check out Vee Gee, Milwaukee InstrumentsAtago and Misco – those links are all Amazon searches to get you started.  Verify specs and features.

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Refractometer w/ATC (0 to 90% Brix)

Professionnal Refractometer, GoerTek Hand-held High Measuring Range Honey Tester with ATC for Strong Sugar Water Content Measurement (Only), Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer Brix scale range 0 ~ 90%.

Brix Refractometer with ATC (Automatic Temperature Compensation). Reads 0 ~ 90% Brix.

Note that this has a much higher range compared to most of the refractometers generally used for homebrewing.  What I would call a typical range is 0 to 32% Brix.  This model has a stated range of 0 to 90% Brix.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

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.

Professionnal Refractometer, GoerTek Hand-held High Measuring Range Honey Tester with ATC for Strong Sugar Water Content Measurement (Only), Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer Brix scale range 0 ~ 90%.

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Vee Gee Scientific BTX-1 Refractometer

VEE GEE BTX-1 by Vee Gee Scientific.  0-32 deg Brix and ATC Refractometer from Vee Gee Scientific.  Features automatic temperature compensation (ATC) for immediate and accurate calibration readings, regardless of ambient temperature.  Durable metal body.

Generally speaking, I think that homebrewers use budget-grade refractometers.  Search eBay for some examples.  I’ve used several budget type refractometers with good results.  The fact of the matter is, we aren’t doing commercial lab work lighter duty units usually work just fine.  The Vee Gee BTX-1 is a higher quality model.  It’s more of what I would consider a lab grade unit.

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.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Vee Gee Scientific BTX-1 Handheld Refractometer, with Brix Scale, 0-32%, +/-0.2% Accuracy, 0.2% Resolution, 10 to 30 degree C ATC

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Brix Refractometer w/ATC

Brix Refractometer with ATC (Automatic Temperature Compensation). Reads 0 ~ 32% Brix.

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.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Brix Meter Refractometer, GoerTek Digital Hand Held Refractometers with Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC) for Sugar Content Measurement (Only) Brix Scale Range 0 ~ 32%

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RSG-100ATC Dual Scale Refractometer w/ATC

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

RSG-100ATC Refractometer.  Dual Scale, Reads 0-32% Brix & 1.000-1.130 Wort Specific Gravity.  .2% Brix/.001 Specific Gravity Resolution.  Accuracy: +/-0.2% Brix and +/-0.001 Wort Specific Gravity.  ATC from 10-30’C (50-86’F).

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.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

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

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

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