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Milwaukee Instruments MA871 Digital Refractometer – $109.99

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.

1/28/15 10:35 AM Central: This highly rated digital refractometer has recently sold for $119.36.  It’s down to $109.99.  In all, it’s marked down 35% from list.  Shipping is free.  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.

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Dual Scale Refractometer – $39.95 Shipped from More Beer

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

0-32% Brix, 1.00 to 1.120 SG, Dual Scale, .2% Resolution and ATC (Automatic Temperature Control).  Read the full product description

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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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BREWfractometer up to 1.140 OG, Corrected Scale

Gravity to Brix Accuracy
Typical 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 – 0-32% Brix and 1.000-1.140% Wort Specific Gravity ATC Refractometer – World’s Most Accurate

Also Consider: Magnum Media DUAL SCALE 0-32% Brix and 1.000-1.130SG Wort Refractometer RSG-100ATC Beer Home Brew - (also has a corrected scale)

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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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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Northern Brewer… Buy a Steelhead Pump, Get a Free Brix Refractometer

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Buy a Steelhead Pump from Northern Brewer and get a free Brix Refractometer.

Use coupon code HITTHEBRIX to get your free refractometer.

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Dual Scale Refractometer with Aluminum Body

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

Duel Scale Refractometer from Ade Advanced Optics.  Measures in Brix and Specific Gravity.  Measures Brix: 0-32% and Specific Gravity:1.000-1.120.  ATC – Automatic Temperature Correction.  2 Year Warranty.  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.

Ade Advanced Optics Beer Wort and Wine Refractometer, Dual Scale – Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 and Brix 0-32%, Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer (Aluminium)

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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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