I have been wanting to pick up a refractometer for a while and am debating between two models. I have used the standard version
at a buddies in the past and know that he is happy with it. I still plan on using a hydrometer for pre and post fermentation reading but it would be nice to take preboil readings and monitor fermentation easily. My buddy uses his pretty simply just multiplying the brix to get an approximate gravity for easy readings. I know that actual calculations are needed for an accurate conversion and there are spreadsheets for this. Does anyone have experience with the dual scale version
? If its going to require calculations to adjust the specific gravity reading as well it is not worth paying twice as much, but if it could be calculated to be reasonably accurate It would be a nice feature.