• Dual Scale Refractometer With ATC
  • A soft pouch with belt look and other items are included.

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Item #: T61
Our Price: $39.99
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A dual scale refractometer quickly measures how much sugar is in a solution on a both a brix and specific gravity scale. The more sugar in solution, the higher the reading. Just put a few drops of wort or juice on the lens and close the cover. Then look through the eyepiece to read the sugar content in both brix and specific gravity (brix 0-32, specific gravity 1.000 to 1.130). 

A refractometer is not a replacement for a hydrometer, as it cannot easily be used to check the brix or specific gravity of sugar solutions that contain alcohol. To do this with a refractometer, you can use brewing software like BeerSmith*. However, it is ideal for quickly checking initial sugar content, whether in the field when checking the ripeness of grapes, or when mashing to immediately see the specific gravity of the runoff. 

Not all refractometers are the same. The picture at right shows a comparision view at the same camera exposure of our William's Refractometer on the right and a generic refractometer on the left with the same light source.  Note the brighter and larger display made possible by the higher quality optics in the William's Refractometer.

Ours also features automatic temperature compensation, a vision adjustable eyepiece with removeable rubber eye cup, leatherette holster case (for carrying while hiking through the vineyard), cleaning cloth. eyedropper, padded case, calibration screwdriver (calibrate to zero brix/specific gravity by using tap water) and instructions.

 

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by Chuck
on 12/14/2018
from Gig Harbor, WA
I'm glad I got this
It's so much easier to use than the hydrometer.  I've been using a hydrometer for 20 years, and of course it works well, but I always seem to get small bubbles that interfere with the reading, or it always seems to turn away before settling, or sticks to the side of the thief.  I know these are small annoyances, but you don't get any of this with the refractometer.  On occasion I'll add berries or fruit to a secondary, and the refractometer makes it easier to keep track of the sugar content.  This is the only one I've used, so I don't know how this compares to others, but the scale is easy to read when held up to a bright light. You have to calibrate it with a drop of water, which was easy, and it came with two droppers, a small screw driver and lens cleaner, all in a plastic case.   
by Richard Davis
on 8/23/2017
from Norfolk, VA
Excellent
Very easy to use, reads well.
by Andy
on 8/1/2017
from South Florida
Glad I bought it
This refractometer is well made, accurate and easy to read. It has a bright, clear view window that features better contrast than other such devices in this price range that I've tried before. Highly recommended.
by mike
on 2/14/2017
from colorado
easy to use
this is so much easier that a hydrometer. Easy, clear, quick and quality.
by Nancy K
on 12/3/2016
from Winthrop, WA
Great Tool
This one is a gift.  I use mine as an indispensable tool to help my batch of beer tell me what's happening to it.  Easy to use, easy to read.  I can't imagine brewing without one of these things.
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