Refractometer Calibration Solution – Confirm Your Refractometer is Working Properly

Fritz Aquatics 35ppt (1.026sg) Refractometer Calibration Solution 2 oz - Fritz

Fritz Aquatics 35ppt (1.026sg) Refractometer Calibration Solution 2 oz – Fritz

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  • 35 ppt or 1.0264 Specific Gravity
  • 1.3394 Refractive Index 53 uS/cm at 25 deg 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! 🙂

With the aid of calculators – get a Free Non-Expiring Brewfather Trial Account –  Refractometers can be used to measure gravity throughout the brewing process.

This is named calibration solution, but in homebrewing terms, I think it’s better thought of as a “double check you refractometer” solution. Calibration solution for SG and Brix refractometers… water. Distilled or RO water. This particular solution offers you a known gravity liquid (1.026 sg) that you can use to double check your equipment.

Fritz Aquatics 35ppt (1.026sg) Refractometer Calibration Solution 2 oz – Fritz – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


2 thoughts on “Refractometer Calibration Solution – Confirm Your Refractometer is Working Properly

  1. Peter Young

    I bought this and for my sugar refractometer it was so far off as to be utterly useless. When I adjusted the refractometer to the 1.026 the label claims, and then used RO water, the plain water showed about 0.01 SG. I made up 0, 10, 20 and 30 P solutions with distilled water and recalibrated the device and it still showed the 35ppt as being completely wrong. It may work swimmingly for salt in aquaria, but I found it useless for sugar solutions.

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    1. admin Post author

      Hey Peter, Have you tried calibrating with distilled or RO water and then doing a test reading of the 35ppt solution?

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