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Brix/Specific Gravity Refractometer w/ATC

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Brix/Specific Gravity Refractometer w/ATC

SKU: 7462

A refractometer instantly reads gravity, in Brix, of unfermented wort or fruit juice by measuring the degree that light passing through the sample is bent. Unlike a hydrometer, only a few drops are required for a sample. To use, apply 2-3 drops to the prism face, close cover, and look through the eyepiece while aiming your refractometer at a light source.

The Specific Gravity scale will provide a quick reading of your Original Gravity. Once fermentation has begun and alcohol is present, keep track of the Brix scale and use the Refractometer Calculator for Final Gravity correction.

It is also a great tool for All-Grain Brewing. Easily sample your mash runoff so you know exactly when to stop sparging (typically 2-3 Brix). Then easily take readings before and during the boil to make sure you hit your recipe targets.

Our refractometers measure from 0-32° Brix, with an accuracy of +/- 0.2° Brix. They also include automatic temperature compensation for temperatures between 50-86° F, which eliminates the need to consult temperature correction charts.
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Instantly read the gravity, in Brix, of unfermented wort of fruit juice – with just a few drops of liquid. This refractometer reads gravity by measuring the angle at which the light passes through the sample. Easier to use than a hydrometer, you only need a few drops for the sample. To use, apply 2-3 drops to the prism face, close cover, and look through the eyepiece while aiming your refractometer at a light source. The Specific Gravity scale will provide a quick reading of your Original Gravity. Once fermentation has begun and alcohol is present, keep track of the Brix scale and use the Refractometer Calculator for Final Gravity correction.

Our refractometer comes complete with a screwdriver for calibration, a microfiber cloth for cleaning the prism surface, a pipette for sample collection, and detailed usage instructions.

  • Handheld with a metal body, flexible eye piece and rubber grip
  • 0 to 32% Brix scale with .2% resolution and ATC (Automatic Temperature Compensation)
  • ATC function allows you to use the refractometer in an ambient temperature range of 50-86° Fahrenheit (10-30 Celsius)
  • Includes manual calibration knob that is secured with a lock nut; To calibrate place one drop of water on the testing platform and adjust to zero if needed


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Very useful
Its very useful for both wine makers and all-grain beer brewers of which I'm both. A lot faster to use than a hydrometer for measuring the starting gravity (before there is alcohol). Plus you only use 2 drops, not a few ounces.
June 24, 2013
A must have
I am not sure why I waited so long to buy this. It is a great product. It is so much easier to use than a hydrometer and really much faster. The temperature correction, is great! _x000D_The only drawback is the plastic box it comes in is a little cheap. Mine got a crack in it during shipping.
July 19, 2013
Great product!
I replaced my hydrometer with this refractometer and I haven't looked back. It's easy to use and great for taking gravity samples especially when doing BIABs.
July 21, 2013
Gives accuracy to your mashing
Using the refractometer is faster and easier than cooling down several ounces of wort when mashing. It just needs 2 drops of wort and takes seconds. It saves me a few minutes at mashing at when sparging. A good to have device for all grain brewers.
July 23, 2013
All Grain brewers should get this
I want a repeatable process so I take readings after the mash and at the end of the boil. Its fast and easy to use and helps measure the gravity consistently..
July 30, 2013
Every brewer need one!
I really got this to determine if my grapes were ready to be picked for trying to make wine etc... but I am really a brewer and once I used this for my wort I found it to be indispensable .. One drop of wort and you know your brix SG .. No more messing around with a hydrometer and having to test a whole tube full.. Why waste even more than a drop of your beer? This should be in every brewers equipment kit and why Its only way over here in wine making beats me..
September 28, 2011
Helpful
I like being able to get a sense of my efficiency during the mash and during sparging. If I BIAB I like to see how much sugar I get from a dunk sparge. Its fast and easy, taking just seconds, and wastes no wort.
October 7, 2013
Great to have, but not necessary
I got this because I got tired of dropping my hydrometers (twice in three months). This refractometer is great to measure OG of the wort before any fermentation takes place. I have found that during and after fermentation, the alcohol will throw off the readings. Yes, there is a calculation to correct for the alcohol and many websites where you plug in your readings in the refractometer to get the corrected FG. So, I will be buying a hydrometer to double check all my readings/calculations.
March 15, 2012
Quick and easy
Who wants Quick and Easy all wrapped together in a great package? I DO, I DO, and this tool is it. One or two drops, and you have a Gravity reading. Use an online calculator to determine the correct gravity of fermenting wort.
October 17, 2013
A must for home brewers
As an ER physician I found the Refractomer ATC the same item I used in my training for measuring the specific gravity of urine (go figure). After breaking two hydrometers I find the refractometer to be handy, durable, easy to use and allows me to get a quick measurement. This should be in every homebrewers equipment list.
June 18, 2012
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is this stainless steel or aluminum?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: most likely aluminum. I have been using this refractometer for 1 yr now and I am very happy with this product. Very accurate and stays in calibration. I rinse it of with water after each use with no worries. I recommend this product, it has served me well.
Where is the refractometer made?
KEVIN G on Aug 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These are manufactured in China.
And the reason why you can't use this for wine making is???
J A on May 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It CAN be used for winemaking, it's great for taking initial gravity readings. Once the juice has started to ferment, you would need to use the conversion chart to accurately get measurements, as the presence of alcohol in the sample skews the readings. -Mike W, Midwest Supplies
Can you use this for wine and grappa making ?
K U on Jan 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, beer.

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