Brix Refractometer with ATC (Automatic Temperature Compensation). Reads 0 ~ 90% Brix.
Note that this has a much higher range compared to most of the refractometers generally used for homebrewing. What I would call a typical range is 0 to 32% Brix. This model has a stated range of 0 to 90% Brix.
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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! 🙂
With the aid of calculators – get a Free Non-Expiring Brewfather Trial Account – Refractometers can be used to measure gravity throughout the brewing process.