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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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Refractometer Review
Very accurate. Easy to calibrate and easy to use. Keep it clean and it should last a long time.
October 24, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Refractometer
I wish i did not order this item due to reading several reviews about the inconsistency of the reading. I also did not know about the calculation adjust that must be taking into consideration. So for now, I'll continue to use the hydrometers.
As a die note; Midwest Supply is great to work with!
September 24, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Beer and Wine Maker
It's well made and very easy to calibrate. Wish I had this 20 years ago. It comes with a dropper for samples or distilled water cleaning and a small straight screwdriver for calibrating it. Very simple to use with the included instructions.
September 7, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Works Great!
Previously I was using a Hydrometer for Specific Gravity testing. Of course that requires sacrificing several ounces of my precious creation - twice - to get the ABV. This item uses only a drop or two and it is much easier to read since I no longer have to wait for bubbles to dissipate or reposition the hydrometer to read the scale that that I'm interested in.
This Refractometer is very sturdy, versus the Hydrometer which is delicate (I had previously broken one during the cleaning process), and cleans quickly and easily.
July 7, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
The set has everything you need to do a gravity test. I like the hard case it comes in to protect it.
This is my second one, the first was a different marker. The last time i brewed with the first one it was in the 90's it got hot and the adhesive let go of something on the inside. I'll be more careful with this one. Great product and packaging, love it.
July 7, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Still learning
The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars and not 5 is because I'm new to this and still learning. I'm sure in the hands of someone with more experience they would find it very useful.
May 17, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Awesome Tool!
Works great makes taking measurements much easier. So easy to read the values. I would recommend this to everybody.
January 30, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Very Dissapointed
This is the same Chinese junk you can get for $20. I can't believe I spent $60 on this...
January 8, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Problems after Fermentation starts
I've compared the hydrometer readings to the meter readings after fermentation has started and noticed that they don't agree. Some research has shown that the prescreens of alcohol makes the meter reading inaccurate. It has to do with the way water and alcohol refract light. I've found a few conversion tables and spreadsheets but I can't make the two align once alcohol is present.

So, this is good to measure the initial batch before fermentation, but it doesn't function well once you've started fermentation.
July 9, 2017
Good buy!
Easy to use and easy to read. Well made! Allows for reading with just a few drops.
July 1, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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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.
Can you use this for wine and grappa making ?
K U on Jan 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: As long as it's within the scale it can read yes. Up to 30brix.
How do I convert the meter SpGr reading after fermentation has begun? The product description references a Refractometer Calculator for Final Gravity correction, where can this be found.
William M on Jul 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I use the app ibrewmaster2 for my phone for the conversion. It has calculators built into it that will make the conversion for you. As long as you know your original Brix, you can use the calculator to deliver the converted SG of your Brix measurement at any time during fermentation.
Where is the refractometer made?
kevin gill on Aug 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These are manufactured in China.

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