refractometer

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refractometer

Postby Br00ksy » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:23 pm

Anyone have recommendations for a refractometer?
Ebay ones do alright?
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Re: refractometer

Postby Sam. » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:48 pm

Like most things for measuring you will get what you pay for, buy the dearest one you can afford if you want it to be accurate and easy to read, even try an all grain driven brew shop if you have one close :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: refractometer

Postby PeterC » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:13 am

We used Atago ones when I was in the beverage industry. About $40 at a brew shop
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Re: refractometer

Postby Br00ksy » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:26 pm

:handgestures-thumbupleft: Thanks peeps
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Re: refractometer

Postby gap » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:51 am

Be aware that the refractometer will read correctly only at pre fermentation
Post fermentation and you will have to adjust your reading using a chart which requires an accurate Starting Gravity reading.
Alcohol skews the refractometer reading
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Re: refractometer

Postby Br00ksy » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:16 am

Ah right :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Thanks for the info :text-thankyoublue:
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