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Dual Scale Brewing Refractometer

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A refractometer is used to measure the density of a solution, in our case how much malt sugar is in solution.

Featuring both a Brix scale AND a Specific Gravity Scale
Our refractometer is unique in that it features both a Brix Scale and a Specific Gravity Scale, the scale most homebrewers use.

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A refractometer is used to measure the density of a solution, in our case how much malt sugar is in solution.

Featuring both a Brix scale AND a Specific Gravity Scale
Our refractometer is unique in that it features both a Brix Scale and a Specific Gravity Scale, the scale most homebrewers use.

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A refractometer is used to measure the density of a solution, in our case how much malt sugar is in solution.

Featuring both a Brix scale AND a Specific Gravity Scale
Our refractometer is unique in that it features both a Brix Scale and a Specific Gravity Scale, the scale most homebrewers use.

Why use a Refractometer you ask?
Are you tired of not hitting your desired target gravities? Have you tried to cool a large sample so you could use a hydrometer and see what your gravity is? 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.

Refractometer Statistics
Our refractometer is hand held with a metal body, flexible eye piece and rubber grip. It features a 0 to 32% Brix scale and from 1.000 to 1.120 on the Specific Gravity Scale with .2% resolution and ATC (Automatic Temperature Compensation). Traditional refractometers without ATC are calibrated to work at 68 degrees Fahrenheit. The ATC function allows you to use the refractometer in an ambient temperature range of 50-86 degrees Fahrenheit (10-30 Celsius.) Because your sample is just one drop, and will quickly adjust to the temperature of the refractometer, the temperature of the sample is irrelevant. Our 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.

Getting Geeky about why the Specific Gravity Scale on our unit is accurate
Some dual scale refractometers feature a linear scale that multiplies brix by 4 to get Specific Gravity. This is okay at lower gravities up to around 1.040 but the higher your starting gravity goes, the less accurate the conversion is. For example, take a Brix reading of 10, multiply by 4, and you get a SG reading of 1.040 - the accurate SG reading is 1.041. Take a Brix reading of 20, multiply by 4, and you get 1.080 - the accurate conversion is 1.084. We worked with our Refractometer manufacturer to create a unit with a non linear conversion and thus this model can be accurately used for Specific Gravity readings.

NOTE - Refractometers will not read correctly if alcohol is present. We have a spreadsheet that can be used to help determine your actual gravity or brix, and this can be found in the "Documents" tab above.

Shipping

  • FREE Shipping on most over $75 shipping within the contiguous U.S.*
  • ExtraCare Glass items' shipping is calculated at checkout.
  • Most in-stock orders ship the following business day.
  • Standard ground shipping typically takes 2-5 business days in transit
    • please note: we are experiencing delays in some fulfillment centers due to COVID-19. 

    FedEx / UPS / USPS Shipping:

    • FREE over $75*
    • Flat rate $7.95 under $75*
    • 2-5 business days in transit
    • Does not require Signature

    *Free & Flat Rate shipping is only available in the contiguous U.S. Some exclusions apply, including ExtraCare Glass items, special order items, and non-standard items.

    Returns

      We're committed to your total satisfaction. You may return your items within 30 days of their delivery. Please follow the instructions below.  

        Return Eligibility:     

        • Returns must be in brand new condition.     
        • Items must be returned in their original packaging.     
        • Items must include all parts, pieces, and manuals.     
        • Items cannot be assembled or used in anyway. 

        Restocking fees are typically not applied, however, in some cases a restocking fee not to exceed 30% will be withheld from your returned merchandise total.  Shipping costs are non-refundable.

        If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

         

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        Larry A.
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        As Easy as Pie

        Ordering was easy, shipping was quick, product was well packed and exactly as was shown on the website. Yes, I’d shop here again.

        Product Overview

        A refractometer is used to measure the density of a solution, in our case how much malt sugar is in solution.

        Featuring both a Brix scale AND a Specific Gravity Scale
        Our refractometer is unique in that it features both a Brix Scale and a Specific Gravity Scale, the scale most homebrewers use.

        Why use a Refractometer you ask?
        Are you tired of not hitting your desired target gravities? Have you tried to cool a large sample so you could use a hydrometer and see what your gravity is? 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.

        Refractometer Statistics
        Our refractometer is hand held with a metal body, flexible eye piece and rubber grip. It features a 0 to 32% Brix scale and from 1.000 to 1.120 on the Specific Gravity Scale with .2% resolution and ATC (Automatic Temperature Compensation). Traditional refractometers without ATC are calibrated to work at 68 degrees Fahrenheit. The ATC function allows you to use the refractometer in an ambient temperature range of 50-86 degrees Fahrenheit (10-30 Celsius.) Because your sample is just one drop, and will quickly adjust to the temperature of the refractometer, the temperature of the sample is irrelevant. Our 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.

        Getting Geeky about why the Specific Gravity Scale on our unit is accurate
        Some dual scale refractometers feature a linear scale that multiplies brix by 4 to get Specific Gravity. This is okay at lower gravities up to around 1.040 but the higher your starting gravity goes, the less accurate the conversion is. For example, take a Brix reading of 10, multiply by 4, and you get a SG reading of 1.040 - the accurate SG reading is 1.041. Take a Brix reading of 20, multiply by 4, and you get 1.080 - the accurate conversion is 1.084. We worked with our Refractometer manufacturer to create a unit with a non linear conversion and thus this model can be accurately used for Specific Gravity readings.

        NOTE - Refractometers will not read correctly if alcohol is present. We have a spreadsheet that can be used to help determine your actual gravity or brix, and this can be found in the "Documents" tab above.

        Shipping

        • FREE Shipping on most over $75 shipping within the contiguous U.S.*
        • ExtraCare Glass items' shipping is calculated at checkout.
        • Most in-stock orders ship the following business day.
        • Standard ground shipping typically takes 2-5 business days in transit
          • please note: we are experiencing delays in some fulfillment centers due to COVID-19. 

          FedEx / UPS / USPS Shipping:

          • FREE over $75*
          • Flat rate $7.95 under $75*
          • 2-5 business days in transit
          • Does not require Signature

          *Free & Flat Rate shipping is only available in the contiguous U.S. Some exclusions apply, including ExtraCare Glass items, special order items, and non-standard items.

          Returns

            We're committed to your total satisfaction. You may return your items within 30 days of their delivery. Please follow the instructions below.  

              Return Eligibility:     

              • Returns must be in brand new condition.     
              • Items must be returned in their original packaging.     
              • Items must include all parts, pieces, and manuals.     
              • Items cannot be assembled or used in anyway. 

              Restocking fees are typically not applied, however, in some cases a restocking fee not to exceed 30% will be withheld from your returned merchandise total.  Shipping costs are non-refundable.

              If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

               

              Customer Reviews
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              LA
              06/15/2021
              Larry A.
              United States United States
              As Easy as Pie

              Ordering was easy, shipping was quick, product was well packed and exactly as was shown on the website. Yes, I’d shop here again.


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