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Ends Soon: Free Dual Scale Refractometer with High Flow March Pump

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Buy a High Flow H315HF March Pump from More Beer and a get a Free Dual Scale Refractometer.  Add both to your cart and use promo code FREEFRACT and the $59.95 cost of the refractometer drops off your order.  Shipping on the whole lot is free.

Check it out: March H315HF - MT700 Dual Scale Refractometer

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 Northern Brewer’s Refractometer Calculators.

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Free Dual Scale Refractometer with High Flow March Pump Purchase

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Buy a High Flow H315HF March Pump from More Beer and a get a Free Dual Scale Refractometer.  Add both to your cart and use promo code FREEFRACT and the $59.95 cost of the refractometer drops off your order.  Shipping on the whole lot is free.

Check it out: March H315HFMT700 Dual Scale Refractometer

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 Northern Brewer’s Refractometer Calculators.

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Ends Soon: Free Refractometer with Three All Grain Kits

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Buy 3 All Grain Recipe Kits from Northern Brewer and Get a Free Brix Refractometer.

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Buy 4 FastRack Systems (2 Racks and 1 Track Each) and the price drops to $99.  That’s a $48.96 Savings.  You get a total of 8 Racks and 4 Trays.  Check it out - Here

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Dual Scale Refractometer – $21.85 Shipped + 12″ Pippettes

This highly rated dual scale refractometer is selling for $16.86.  Shipping is $4.99.  It reads in both Brix and Gravity.

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.  Check out Northern Brewer’s Refractometer Calculators.

Magnum Media DUAL SCALE 0-32% Brix and 1.000-1.130SG Wort Refractometer RSG-100ATC Beer Home Brew - $16.86 + $4.99 Shipping

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I just picked these transfer pippettes up.  They are a whopping 300 mm/11.8″ Long.  The long length should allow me to pull refractometer samples, for most beers, directly from my fermenter.  You get 100 for $15.40.  That’s 15.4 cents each.

Globe Scientific 139050 LDPE Extra Long Transfer Pipet, Non-Sterile, 300mm Length, 23.0mL Capacity (Box of 100) – $15.40 + Free Shipping with $35 order - Filler Items

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Hanna Instruments Digital Refractometer – $146.60, Record Low

The highly rated HI 96801 Digital Refractometer from Hanna Instruments has recently sold for as much as $169.59.  It has dropped to $146.60.  That’s a record low Amazon price.  Shipping is free.

Hanna Instruments HI 96801 Digital Refractometer, 0-85% Brix Range, For Sugar Analysis - $146.60 + Free Shipping

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Reader Tip: Dual Scale Refractometer – Corrected Scale – $19.38 Shipped

Thanks to HBF Reader Stephen for this tip!

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.

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.  Check out Northern Brewer’s Refractometer Calculators.

Magnum Media DUAL SCALE 0-32% Brix and 1.000-1.130SG Wort Refractometer RSG-100ATC Beer Home Brew - $14.39 + $4.99 Shipping

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BREWfractometer – $54.98 Shipped (Save $20)


The highly rated BREWfactometer has just dropped $20 from $69.99 to $49.99. Shipping is $4.99. This is a corrected scale refractometer that goes all the way up to 1.140 SG.


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.



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