Brewers and vinters celebrate! This Dual Scale refractometer has scales for reading both brix and gravity! No more calculations.
Traditionally, a refractometer has been used to measure the density of a solution, in this case wine, using the brix scale. If a beer maker wanted to use this handy tool to measure the density of wort, calculations were needed to convert brix to specific gravity. Now, our new Refractometer features both scales, making it ideal for brewers and vintners.
This Dual Scale Refractometer w/ ATC is handheld with a metal body, flexible eyepiece, and rubber grip. It features a 0 to 32% Brix 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 water on the testing platform and adjust to zero if necessary.
For Wine: Measure the brix level (sugar level) in your grapes with just one drop! You can use it to test ripening grapes in the field, and after the crush to get an exacting brix reading. It can't be used after fermentation, without using our special calculator, because alcohol distorts the reading.
For Beer Making: You can use this refractometer to take instant gravity readings 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. Refractometers measure in degrees brix, which are nearly equivalent to balling or plato, which is how many breweries measure wort gravity.
This Refractometer is backed up with a one year warranty.