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Brewing Refractometer - Dual Scale
MT700
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Description

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.

Item # MT700
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Availability Out Of Stock
Weight 0.78LBS
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Dual Scale and price
Bill V on Sep 11, 2018
My husband told me to get it.
Tonya M on Aug 16, 2018
Dual Scale and price
Bill V on Sep 11, 2018
upgrade from a hydrometer
Anthony Lagotta J on Aug 23, 2018
My husband told me to get it.
Tonya M on Aug 16, 2018
Seems like good quality at a reasonable price
Eric C on Aug 7, 2018
functional and inexpensive
Valued C on Aug 4, 2018
Good value
Randall H on Jul 6, 2018
Accuracy
Arthur D. L on Jun 11, 2018
Found a friend's unit extremely easy and accurate
Ian P on Jun 5, 2018
To get more accurate reading without waste. Also I like gizmos.
Todd M on Jun 4, 2018
need one and deal of the day
Daniel Ivan S on Jun 4, 2018
Deal
Andrew g on Jun 4, 2018
Deal of the day
Valued C on Jun 4, 2018
Want to get better readings before boil ends.
Douglas C W on Jun 4, 2018
Upgrading from Brix only to Dual Scale
Ryan Gibson on Jun 3, 2018
I am tired of breaking hygrometers
Henry F K on Jun 2, 2018
I want to test beer gravity without wasting beer volume.
Gary A J on May 21, 2018
Friend Recommendation
Alex Davit on May 19, 2018
A friend has this and likes it.
mfricovsky on Apr 18, 2018
fast
Russell S on Mar 30, 2018
Good reviews
Craig T on Mar 26, 2018
Dual scale non linear brix to sg scale not offered anywhere else I've seen
Timothy T on Jan 23, 2018
upgrade from a hydrometer
Anthony Lagotta J on Aug 23, 2018
Seems like good quality at a reasonable price
Eric C on Aug 7, 2018
Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
122 Reviews
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The price was right and I like the dual scale feature.
October 2, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Refactromoter
Great. Easy to use. Easy to clean
August 31, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Works!
Works as expected, very easy to use.
July 30, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Works as promised
Great deal on a nice refractometer. Only takes a few drops of wort vs a 1/2 cup or so with a hydrometer. Same reading as with the hydrometer, but much easier and faster.
June 17, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Easy to read.
Works great. Lines are easier to read than my old refractometer. Love the SG scale is independent of the brix one.
May 8, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Seems to function well but difficult for wearer of strong glasses.
Seems to work well. Just recently got it so it’s accuracy hasn’t been repeatedly tested against my hydrometer. It gets 4 stars instead of 5 because although it focuses well I wear glasses & with the distance from my eye only a portion of the lens is clearly focused- blurry around the edges, making it difficult to read the numbers. And without my glasses, with the instrument right up to my eye, the adjustment doesn’t turn far enough to bring it into focus. It is still usable but this is a big drawback for someone reliant on glasses with strong corrective lenses.
April 18, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Works great and easy to keep clean
Easy to read with proper lighting. I like the dual scale with both brix and gravity saves me from having to calculate one or the other.
January 30, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Great Device
Fantastic tool to have. A bit of a learning curve. Didn't know you had to adjust alcohol in fermented wort. Found the tool on BeerSmith to calculate the adjustment. Works like a charm
June 7, 2015
Beats Hydrometer
Quick gravity readings without taking a big sample. I haven't touch my hydrometer in years.
May 28, 2015
Wine & Beer
Can't get any better than this. Easy to read, durable, dependable and accurate. I use it in the field and in the shop regularly and check it against other instruments occasionally and do the math. Had it for four seasons now and still ticking. Will buy another when it passes.
May 28, 2015