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(100) 3ml Transfer Pipettes [Refractometer & pH Samples, measuring Star San] – $4.99, 5 cents each + free prime ship

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

(100) Transfer Pipettes from Karter Scientific.  Total of 5 ml capacity, 3 ml of which are graduated in 1/2 ml increments.  Comes with a dispenser box.

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  • Capacity: 7.0ml
  • Graduations: 0.5, 0.5ml to 3.0ml
  • Material: LDPE
  • Length: 155mm

Karter Scientific is a registered trademark in United States of America. To maintain quality control, authorized permission is required in the resale of our products. Karter Scientific liquid handling offerings include a full selection of sterile and non-sterile Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) transfer pipettes. LDPE is non-toxic and chemically inert to biological fluids and most acids and can withstand a temperature range from -50°C to 90°C. Pipettes may be heat-sealed and frozen in liquid nitrogen for sample preservation.


 

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

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “refractometer” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

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, 7.0ml Capacity, 3.0ml Graduated, Large Bulb, 155mm, 3.2ml Bulb Draw, Karter Scientific 206H3 (Pack of 100) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: Globe Scientific 139050 LDPE Extra Long Transfer Pipet, Non-Sterile, 300mm Length, 23.0mL Capacity (Box of 100) – these are about 12″ long and, depending on the fermenter and batch size, are long enough to take refractometer samples from the fermenter.

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MoreBeer Dual Scale Refractometer – LED Lit! & ATC – $29.99, Limited Availability

Dual Scale Refractometer w/ ATC & LED Light MT708

Dual Scale Refractometer w/ ATC & LED Light via MoreBeer

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If you want a quick and easy way to take gravity readings during the brewing process, then a refractometer is the tool for the job. Taking hydrometer readings during the brew tends to be a time-consuming process, and by the time you get a reading it may be too late to react. This is because you need to take a large sample and cool it to get an accurate reading. A refractometer allows you take instant gravity readings, with just one drop, at any point during the boil, or even during the run off of the sparge during an all-grain brew. These ‘during the process’ readings allow you to add more water or boil longer so you can attain exactly the gravity you desire.

Traditional refractometers without ATC are calibrated to work at 68°F. The ATC function allows you to use the refractometer in an ambient temperature range of 50-86°F (10-30°C). Since your sample is just one drop, and will quickly adjust to the temperature of the refractometer, the temperature of the sample is irrelevant. This unit also comes with a manual calibration knob that is secured with a lock nut. To calibrate place one drop of distilled water on the testing platform and adjust to zero if necessary. The LED light is a handy feature that helps illuminate the sample and make the scale easier to read.

Features:

  • 0-30 Brix scale
  • 0-1.120 Specific Gravity scale
  • Metal body with rubber grip
  • Adjustable focus eyepiece with rubber grip
  • Automatic Temperature Compensation)
  • LED illumination function

 

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 w/ ATC & LED Light MT708

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Tip: Get a Refractometer – Save Beer & Breakage!

Anpro Brix Refractometer for Homebrew, Beer Wort Refractometer Dual Scale Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 and Automatic Temperature Compensation 0-32% Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer, MPictured: Anpro Brix Refractometer for Homebrew, Beer Wort Refractometer Dual Scale Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 and Automatic Temperature Compensation 0-32% via Amazon

Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts!


  • If you haven’t realized it yet… hydrometers are made out of breakable glass that can… break.  They also require a healthy sample size.
  • With a refractometer you need a sample size of just a couple drops.  That’s a lot of saved beer compared to a hydrometer.  So much so that a refractometer may very well pay for itself over time.
  • For me, getting a refractometer was one of those small, inexpensive upgrades that made a huge difference.
  • An quick estimation of unfermented wort gravity is easy to calculate.  OG is around 4 times the Brix reading obtained from your refractometer.  That becomes more and more inaccurate as gravities increase.
  • Refractometers can also be used to measure gravity throughout the fermentation process.  Just plug your numbers into a calculator for correction after fermentation begins.  See: Sean Terrill’s Refractometer Calculator
  • If you have a refractometer AND a hydrometer you can estimate ABV without a starting gravity.  See Tip 10 for more information on that.
  • Some shopping tips… Look for a dual scale (Brix and Gravity) model.  ATC/Automatic Temperature Correction is another important feature.  That automatically accounts for changes due to temperature within a certain range.
  • There are many offerings and they can change quickly.  Shop Around, Search Amazon for “dual scale refractometer” to compare prices and see what models are currently available.
  • If you have a higher budget, consider a digital model.  Generally speaking, those are not available with dual scale capabilities, but you get a digital readout of gravity readings.  That’s a nice feature.  Shop Around, Search Amazon for “digital brix refractometer” to compare prices and see what models are currently available.
  • Related Categories: Fermentation, Refractometers

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.


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Set of 5 Thick Glass Graduated Pipettes + Cleaning Brushes – $13.99 + free prime ship

Thick Glass Graduated Dropper Pipettes with Caps Set of 5(1ml 2ml 3ml 5ml 10ml)

Thick Glass Graduated Dropper Pipettes with Caps Set of 5(1ml 2ml 3ml 5ml 10ml)

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  • One set fit most: 5pcs different volumes(1ml,2ml,3ml,5ml,10ml)thick glass graduated dropper pipettes with silicone caps,perfert for your various needs!
  • High quality:Pipettes are made of borosilicate glass,thick and durable.
  • Environmental and reusable:The glass pipettes are environmental friendly and non-toxicIt is also reusable after clean up,and better than plastic pipette.
  • Clear reading line:Graduation is very precise, clear and professional, the calibration marks are easily readable.
  • Multiple using ways:Large reservoir for receiving and dispensing liquids.Apply for testing laboratories, chemistry, microbiology, liquids, scents and more.

 

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 size twice (total of 6 mL) to do that.

3/19/20 2 PM Central: This combo is selling for $13.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Thick Glass Graduated Dropper Pipettes with Caps Set of 5(1ml 2ml 3ml 5ml 10ml) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: Globe Scientific 139050 LDPE Extra Long Transfer Pipet, Non-Sterile, 300mm Length, 23.0mL Capacity (Box of 100) – these are about 12″ long and, depending on the fermenter and batch size, are long enough to take refractometer samples from the fermenter.

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.


Tip: Figure ABV Without a Starting OG Original Gravity

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  • Forgot to take an original gravity and still want an estimate of ABV?  No problem.  You’ll need a refractometer and a hydrometer.
  • Take careful measurements with each.  Thoroughly de-gas the sample to get a more accurate reading.
  • Run those numbers through this equation.  SG is the gravity reading obtained from the hydrometer,  Brix is the reading obtained from the refractometer.  ABV = [277.8851 – 277.4(SG) + 0.9956(Brix) + 0.00523(Brix2) + 0.000013(Brix3)] x (SG/0.79).
  • This is a great reason to get a refractometer.  There are many offerings and they can change quickly.  Shop Around, Search Amazon for “dual scale refractometer” to compare prices and see what models are currently available.
  • More reasons to get a refractometer!  See Tip 9.
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  • Related Categories: FermentationRefractometers

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.


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Dual Scale Refractometer with ATC + Case & More… $13.21 + free shipping

TOOGOO Portable Sugar Content Tester Beer Wort Wine Refractometer, Dual Scale - Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 Brix 0-32%, Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer (Aluminum)

TOOGOO Portable Sugar Content Tester Beer Wort Wine Refractometer, Dual Scale – Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 Brix 0-32%, Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer (Aluminum)

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  • Dual range refractometer measures the Brix and Specific Gravity of your Wort or wine.Measures Brix: 0-32% and Specific Gravity: 1.000-1.120
  • Sturdy design, compact in size and light in weight, convenient to keep up and carry around.
  • Simply use the dropper to take a sample of wort and put it on the prism.
  • ATC (Automatic Temperature Compensation) for accurate readings. 50 ~86 Fahrenheit (10~30 Celsius).Offers you the ability to take your readings with Specific Gravity and Brix.
  • Package Contents: 1 x Refractometer ; 1 x Plastic Pipette ; 1 x Mini Screw Driver ; 1 x User Manual ; 1 x Cleaning Cloth ; 1 x Carry 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.

3/14/20 4:30 PM Central: This has dropped to just $13.21.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

TOOGOO Portable Sugar Content Tester Beer Wort Wine Refractometer, Dual Scale – Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 Brix 0-32%, Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer (Aluminum)


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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Ade Advanced Optics Dual Scale Refractometer with ATC… $15.64 + Free Shipping

Ade Advanced Optics Refractometer 0-32 Brix Specific Gravity Beer Wort Wine

Ade Advanced Optics Refractometer 0-32 Brix Specific Gravity Beer Wort Wine

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Dimensions
LengthApprox. 17cm/ 6.69in.

Additional Product Features

  • Style: Fruit
  • Brix: 0~32%
  • Brix Accuracy:  0.2 % Brix
  • Automatic Temp. Compensation:  10°C~30°C (50°F~86°F)
  • Item Color:  Black and Silver
  • Scale Divisions 2:  0.001 Wort Specific Gravity
  • Scale Divisions 1:  0.2 % Brix
  • Measuring Range:  0-32% Brix
  • AccuracyBrix:  0.2 % Brix
  • Food Specifications:  Dual Scale: Brix Scale and Specific Gravity Scale
  • Wort Specific Gravity:  1.000~1.120
  • Automatic Temperature Compensation:  (ATC)10°C~30°C (50°F~86°F)
  • Dual Scale:  Brix Scale and Specific Gravity Scale

 

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 if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $15.64. Shipping is also free to many US addresses.  Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Ade Advanced Optics Refractometer 0-32 Brix Specific Gravity Beer Wort Wine

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Dual Scale Refractometer with ATC, Brix 0-32%, Gravity 1.000-1.130 – $13.99 + free prime ship

Barambee Portable Brix Refractometer for Homebrew Beer Wort Wine Fruit Sugar - Dual Scale, 0-32% Brix, 1.000-1.130 Specific Gravity Hydrometer with ATC - Handheld, Accessories Included

Barambee Portable Brix Refractometer for Homebrew Beer Wort Wine Fruit Sugar – Dual Scale, 0-32% Brix, 1.000-1.130 Specific Gravity Hydrometer with ATC – Handheld, Accessories Included

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  • ✔ MULTI-USE – Ideal for homebrew, winemaking, fruit making, gardening purposes, and homemade beverages.
  • ✔ PORTABLE – Convenient to keep up and carry around. Compact size and lightweight.
  • ✔ DUAL SCALE – The Portable Brix Refractometer can measure brix between 0-32% and specific gravity between 1.000-1.130 at the same time.
  • ✔ AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION – Makes it even easier to get fast results.

 

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.

3/12/20 2 PM Central: This is selling for $13.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Barambee Portable Brix Refractometer for Homebrew Beer Wort Wine Fruit Sugar – Dual Scale, 0-32% Brix, 1.000-1.130 Specific Gravity Hydrometer with ATC – Handheld, Accessories Included


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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Milwaukee Instruments MA871 Digital Refractometer – $124 + free shipping & Hands on Review

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 by Milwaukee Instruments

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  • Range 0-85% Brix
  • Resolution 0.1%
  • Comes with battery
  • Readout Accuracy 0.1 pH-grams

 

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.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Check out our Hands on Review of the MA871

3/6/20 12 AM Central: This is selling for $124.  In my opinion that’s a great deal for a digital refractometer.  For comparison, take a look at this offering from MoreBeer.  It’s not the same unit, but similar functionality.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description 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 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Hanna Digital Refractometer, Model HI 96811

Hanna Digital Refractometer (HI 96811)

Hanna Digital Refractometer (HI 96811)

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  • Only requires a drop
  • Reads brix and temperature
  • Accurate readouts within seconds

 

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.

Hanna Digital Refractometer (HI 96811)


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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