Category Archives: Refractometers

Milwaukee Instruments MA871 Digital Refractometer – $113.54 + Free Shipping w/BIGTHANKS Promo

Milwaukee MA871 Digital Sugar Refractometer with Automatic Temp Compensation, Yellow LED, 0 to 85 percent Brix, +/- 0.2 percent Accuracy, 0.1 percent Resolution

MA871 Digital Refractometer from Milwaukee Instruments.  Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC), Reads 0 to 85 % Brix, +/- .2 % Accuracy and .1 % Resolution.

2/22/17 9:20 AM Central: This highly rated digital refractometer is selling for $122.17.  Today only Amazon has a $8.63 off $50 promotion going on for select items.  That discount makes it $113.54.  Remember to use coupon code BIGTHANKS on qualifying orders. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Milwaukee MA871 Digital Sugar Refractometer with Automatic Temp Compensation, Yellow LED, 0 to 85 percent Brix, +/- 0.2 percent Accuracy, 0.1 percent Resolution

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.

PinnedFree Amarillo | Speidel Sale! |Amazon $8.62 Off $50| $100 Stainless Pump

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:

[100] x ~12″ (300 mm) Sample Pipettes – $15.40, 15.4 Cents/Each

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

Box of (100) 300 mm sample pipettes by Globe Scientific.  At 300 mm these are just shy of 12″ at 11.811″.  They have a capacity of 23 milliliters/CCs.

orderdateI have these and the length makes them great for taking refractometer samples directly from the fermenter – depending on what you’re using for a fermenter.

2/20/17 6:15 PM Central: These highly rated pipettes are selling for $15.40. Shipping to most US addresses is also 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.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

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

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

PinnedFree Amarillo | Speidel Sale! |Amazon $8.62 Off $50| $100 Stainless Pump

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:

RSG-100ATC Dual Scale Refractometer w/ATC – $12.27 + $5.09 shipping

The RSG-100ATC refractometer reads in both Brix and Gravity.  It also features ATC – automatic temperature compensation.

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.

2/18/17 3:30 PM Central: This is selling for $12.27. Shipping is $5.09 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

Also Consider…

Long Pipette Sampler

300 mm/11.8″ long transfer pipettes.  I have these.  They work great for grabbing refractometer samples.  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)

Dual Scale Refractometer

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.

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

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

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

PinnedFree Amarillo | Speidel Sale! |Amazon $8.62 Off $50| $100 Stainless Pump

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:

SainSonic Refractometer

SainSonic Refractometer for Measuring Sugar Content for Beer or Wine

SainSonic Refractometer for taking wort and must sugar content readings.  ATC (Automatic Temperature Correction).  Tool-less calibration.  Reads in degrees Brix.  0 to 32 degree Brix Range.  .2% resolution and .2% accuracy.

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

SainSonic Refractometer for Measuring Sugar Content for Beer or Wine

PinnedFree Amarillo | Speidel Sale! |Amazon $8.62 Off $50| $100 Stainless Pump

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:

Reader Tip: Dual Scale Refractometer

Thanks to HBF Readers Ron and Paul for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

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.

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

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

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

PinnedFree Amarillo | Speidel Sale! |Amazon $8.62 Off $50| $100 Stainless Pump

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:

RSG-100ATC Dual Scale Refractometer w/ATC

The RSG-100ATC refractometer reads in both Brix and Gravity.  It also features ATC – automatic temperature compensation.

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

Also Consider…

Long Pipette Sampler

300 mm/11.8″ long transfer pipettes.  I have these.  They work great for grabbing refractometer samples.  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)