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Reader Tip: Milwaukee Instruments MA871 Digital Refractometer w/Padded Case – $135 + Free Shipping + Hands on Review

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MA871 Digital Refractometer by Milwaukee Instruments.  Includes padded protective padded box.

Check out our Hands on Review of the MA871

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.

5/16/18 1 PM Central: This combo is selling for $135. That’s an outstanding deal for a digital refractometer.  Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Milwaukee Instruments MA871-BOX Digital Brix Sugar Refractometer for General Measurements with Protective Padded


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Dual Scale Refractometer with ATC – $17.99 + free prime ship + Sean Terrill’s Refractometer Calculator

Dual Scale Refractometer.  Reads 1.000 – 1.120 specific gravity and 0-32% Brix.  Features ATC – Automatic Temperature Compensation.  Includes refractometer, pipette, mini calibration screwdriver and protective 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.

5/3/18 12 AM Central: This highly rated refractometer is just $17.99. 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

Dual Scale Brix & Beer Sugar Wine SG Wort1.000-1.120 Brix0-32% Refractometer


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Dual Scale Refractometer – Aluminum Body + ATC

Refractometer, RISEPRO Home Brewing Alcohol Hydrometer Dual Scale Brix 0~32% Wort SG 1.000 ~ 1.120 Specific Gravity Sugar Wine Beer Juice Fruit Grass (Aluminium)

Refractometer, RISEPRO Home Brewing Alcohol Hydrometer Dual Scale Brix 0~32% Wort SG 1.000 ~ 1.120 Specific Gravity Sugar Wine Beer Juice Fruit Grass (Aluminium)


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • EASY TO MEASURE WITH DUAL SCALES – All you need to do is place 2 – 3 drops of sample onto the prism, and then look through the eyepiece for both Brix and Specific Gravity readings.
  • MEASUREMENT RANGE : BRIX 0 – 32% and Wort Specific Gravity: 1.000 ~ 1.130
  • HIGHLY ACCURATE WITH ATC – The accuracy level is Brix: ± 0.20% and Wort Specific Gravity: ±0.002. Automatic Temperature Compensation range is from10 °C to 30 °C

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.

Refractometer, RISEPRO Home Brewing Alcohol Hydrometer Dual Scale Brix 0~32% Wort SG 1.000 ~ 1.120 Specific Gravity Sugar Wine Beer Juice Fruit Grass (Aluminium)


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Brew Tapper Dual Scale Refractometer with ATC

Brew Tapper Dual Scale Refractometer with ATC | Brix & Specific Gravity | Best for Beer & WineDual Scale Refractometer. Brix (0-32%) and Specific Gravity (1.000-1.130).  Features ATC (automatic temperature compensation).  Includes Brew Tapper Refractometer, calibration screwdriver, 3ml pipette, instructions and a lens cleaning cloth.

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.

Brew Tapper Dual Scale Refractometer with ATC | Brix & Specific Gravity | Best for Beer & Wine


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Hanna Instruments 96811 Digital Refractometer – $199.99

Hanna Instruments 96811 Digital Refractometer via MoreBeer

More about the 96811

from MoreBeer…

The HI 96811 Digital Refractometer is easy to use. Start by calibrating it with deionized or distilled water, then use a small sample from your brew to get a reading within seconds. Readings are displayed in degrees Brix, whch can easily be converted to Specifig Gravity.

Features:

  • Temperature: (in C or F) is displayed simultaneously with measurement on the large dual level display along with other helpful message codes.
  • Wide Range: The HI 96811 is versatile enough to fit most applications.
  • Easy Measurement: Place a few drops of the sample in the well and press the READ key.
  • Calibrate with Water: Fill the sample well with distilled or deionized water and press the ZERO key.
  • Automatic temperature Compensation (ATC)
  • Battery Operated: The HI 96811 is operated by a single 9V battery for portability.
  • Dual-level LCD: The dual-level LCD displays the measurement as well as temperature readings simultaneously.
  • Waterproof: The HI 96811 offers IP65 waterproof protection.
  • Quick, Precise Results: Readings are displayed in approximately 1.5 seconds.
  • Small Sample Size: The HI 96811 is able to read samples as small as 2 metric drops.

 

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 $199.99 at MoreBeer.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change.  Prices and available can change quickly.  Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for up current price and availability.

Hanna Digital Refractometer (HI 96811) MT712

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Refractometer with ATC

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.

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JahyShow Brix Refractometer, Beer Wort Refractometer

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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 current 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

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(100) 3ml Transfer Pipettes [Refractometer & pH Samples, measuring Star San]

Karter Scientific 206H3 3ml Graduated Transfer Pipette, Cap 7ml, 1/2ml Grads, 155mm (Pack of 100)

(100) Transfer Pipettes from Karter Scientific.  Total of 7 ml capacity, 3 ml of which are graduated in 1/2 ml increments.  Comes with a dispenser box.

Use for collecting refractometer samples, pH samples and more on brew day and beyond.

You could also use these to dose out Star San for mixing 1 gallon batches.  See: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – you’d use the 3 mL marking, twice (total of 6 mL) to do that.

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Transfer Pipette, 3.0ml, Graduated, Large Bulb, 155mm, Karter Scientific 206H3 – Pack 100

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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 current 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

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Dual Scale Refractometer with ATC

Dual Scale Refractometer.  Reads 1.000 – 1.120 specific gravity and 0-32% Brix.  Features ATC – Automatic Temperature Compensation.  Includes refractometer, pipette, mini calibration screwdriver and protective 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.

Dual Scale Brix & Beer Sugar Wine SG Wort1.000-1.120 Brix0-32% Refractometer


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