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RSG-100ATC Dual Scale Refractometer w/ATC – $16.59 + 75 Cents Shipping

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.

1/19/18 12 AM Central: This is selling for just $16.59.  Shipping is 75 cents to most US addresses.  Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

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

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Hands on Review: Milwaukee MA871 Digital Refractometer

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Those floating glass bobbers seem cool when you start homebrewing. They make you feel like you’re doing something complicated and sophisticated with your test tubes and fine crafted thin-glass instrument, and have a cool name- hydrometer. Then you break it. Oh well, bound to happen eventually, right? So you buy another one, and it eventually meets its doom, too. Soon, you start to do the math on the attrition rate, and figure out how long before you’d pay for a refractometer and you make that step.

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Anpro Dual Scale Refractometer – $21.49

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.

1/15/18 12 AM Central: This is selling for $21.49. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

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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Refractometer with ATC – $15.30 + Free Prime Ship

JahyShow Brix Refractometer, Beer Wort Refractometer, Dual Scale - Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 and Brix 0-32% Replaces Home Brewing Homebrew Alcohol Hydrometer (Aluminum)JahyShow Brix Beer Wort Refractometer

Reads 0-32% Brix.  ATC – automatic temperature compensation.  Aluminum body.

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.

HBF Commentary: In my opinion there is some conflicting information in the product description for this refractometer (as of this posting).  It says it is dual scale – both brix and specific gravity, but it also explicitly says it is not dual scale.  I’m unsure.  If it’s not, there are calculators and conversions available.

1/9/17 5 AM Central: This is selling for just $15.30. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

JahyShow Brix Refractometer, Beer Wort Refractometer

Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation

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Dual Scale Refractometer with ATC + storage case

Brix Refractometer for Home Brewing, Beer Refractometer Brix Tester Gravity Tester Brewing Refractometer with ATC, Dual Scale - Specific Gravity 1.000-1.130 & Brix 0-32%

Brix Refractometer for Home Brewing, Beer Refractometer Brix Tester Gravity Tester Brewing Refractometer with ATC, Dual Scale – Specific Gravity 1.000-1.130 & Brix 0-32%

Includes refractometer, pipette, calibration screwdriver, cleaning cloth, case and dstorage manual.

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  • Brix Refractometer with Dual Scale: This Brix refractometer can be used for checking speicific gravity between 1.000-1.130 and Brix values between 0-32% of liquid like beer wort, wine, fruit juices etc. It’s ideal for home brewing, such as beer making and wine making.
  • Accurate Reading: Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC) mechanism is built in this Brix refractometer to decrease the effect of temperature deviation and ensure the measuring accuracy.
  • Easy to Calibrate & Read: Place 2-3 drops of the liquid sample to be tested on the prism after calibrating, then close the cover plate and wait for about 30s, then you can get the accurate reading through the eyepiece. The whole process will be much easier and faster than using a hydrometer, which will help at every step of brewing.
  • Easy to Carry: the solid aluminium handheld refractometer measures only Φ1.57*6.69 inches, its small and lightweight design make it easy to carry.
  • Compact Set:This Brix refractometer kit contains 1*Brix refractometer, 1*plastic pipette , 1*mini screw driver, 1*cleaning cloth, 1*storage box, 1*english user manual. The storage box makes it convenient to store.

 

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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Craft Brewer Dual Scale Refractometer – Brix 0-32% and Specific Gravity 1.000-1.130, Wine & Beer Making – ATC

Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation

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[10] 10 mL Dropper Bottles [Refractometer Calibration]

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10 x 10 mL – 1/3 oz LDPE Dropper Bottles.

Lots of uses for these, the homebrew application that came to mind to me was… use for distilled water and keep with your refractometer for refractometer calibration.

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TOOGOO(R) 10 Pcs 10 ML 1/3 OZ LDPE Plastic Childproof Dropper Bottles Oil Lotion

Also:  Magnum Media DUAL SCALE 0-32% Brix and 1.000-1.130SG Wort Refractometer RSG-100ATC Beer Home Brew  || Globe Scientific 139050 LDPE Extra Long Transfer Pipet, Non-Sterile, 300mm Length, 23.0mL Capacity (Box of 100)

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Refractometer with ATC

Thanks to HBF Reader Kemp for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]JahyShow Brix Refractometer, Beer Wort Refractometer, Dual Scale - Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 and Brix 0-32% Replaces Home Brewing Homebrew Alcohol Hydrometer (Aluminum)

JahyShow Brix Beer Wort Refractometer

Reads 0-32% Brix.  ATC – automatic temperature compensation.  Aluminum body.

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.

HBF Commentary: In my opinion there is some conflicting information in the product description for this refractometer (as of this posting).  It says it is dual scale – both brix and specific gravity, but it also explicitly says it is not dual scale.  I’m unsure.  If it’s not, there are calculators and conversions available.

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

JahyShow Brix Refractometer, Beer Wort Refractometer

Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation

More: Recent Amazon