This hand-held optical refractometer measures the density of sugars in the solution and gives you an instant gravity readings at any point during the boil, or run off from the mash. You do not need to convert the reading from Brix to specific gravity or do an adjustments for temperature. Great for quick and frequent check on the gravity of your running or while sparging, and also for those who do not like to deal with the temperature compensation necessary with a hydrometer. Unlike a hydrometer, it only requires a very small amount sample, about 2-3 drops of sample only.
Brix scale: 0 to 32%Brix;
Specific Gravity Scale: 1.000 to 1.120sg
Made specifically for BEER brewing/making and one of the popular instrument with many homebrewers!
Other Applications: It can also be a great tool for fruits, vegetables & grasses to ensure product quality. It can help in monitor and controlling sugar concentrations in foods, beverages, crops and plants, checks if the fruit is ready for harvest, verifying product's quality after harvesting as well as controlling concentrations during processing and packaging. It can also be used in wine making by using Brix readings to get wort sugars, helps determine finished alcohol readings (best use in conjunction with a hydrometer) as well as in maintenance of metalworking fluids such as CNC coolants, water soluble drawing & stamping compounds and various industrial fluids such as cutting lubricants and flux rinsing compounds.
Dual Scale: Brix Scale and Specific Gravity Scale
Full range 0 to 32% Brix scale with 0.2% scale division
1.000 ~ 1.120 specific gravity scale for unfermented wort
Sturdy metal body, made of durable Aluminum
Require ambient light source only
Compact design with rubberized grip handle
Heavy-duty & lightweight
Clear display of scales
Soft and flexible eyepiece, superior comfort while viewing
Simple & easy manual calibration
Instant and reliable measurements of aqueous solutions