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Old 05-11-2007, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default Refractometer

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330117155160

I decided to buy one of these ATC 0-32% Brix refractometers earlier this week... came in today and seems well made for the price ($33 delivered).

Thought I'd pass it along...
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:58 PM   #2
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Got the same one and used it for the first time on my brew last weekend. Did the DI water calibration, it was spot on. Works great. So much easier than a hydrometer.

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That's a damn good price. Does it only read in Brix?

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Old 05-12-2007, 12:54 AM   #4
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As far as I can tell, yes, its just reads Brix

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Looks like this auction is almost sold out. Check out his eBay store for several different models: http://stores.ebay.com/eTradingVan

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Agh. I just ordered this. For some reason my postage comes up as US to canada. The seller is in Vancouver BC for gods sake!! $12 USD for shipping that to kelowna? I don't think so. Unless it's couriered.. and it seems to be "standard" delivery.. so i'm guessing Canada post.

OK 2 diplomas and 25 years computer exoerince yet I am a relative ebay newb.

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john, what made you decide on the 0-32% is that made for juice?
is it better than the 0-25%? what does 25% brix = in specific gravity?

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john, what made you decide on the 0-32% is that made for juice?
is it better than the 0-25%? what does 25% brix = in specific gravity?

http://www.fermsoft.com/gravbrix.php
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Here is a conversion chart I found: http://www.fermsoft.com/gravbrix.php

**Edit** The 25 brix model would probably do everything I need but I just went ahead and got the 32 brix model.

1 brix is roughly .004 gravity points. I plan on just plugging the brix into ProMash and let it calculate it for me.

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Question. The same seller has one that is 0-80% and mentions alcohol. Here is the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/0-80-Portable-Alcohol-Refractometer-f-Fruit-Juice-wine_W0QQitemZ330116881743QQihZ014QQcategoryZ38172 QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

Would this one work and would it be able to determine FG?

I've never used one of these and don't know all the differences.

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