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Old 01-07-2014, 11:24 PM   #1
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Hey guys, anybody have experience with the Hanna or Milwaukee Digital refractometers?

http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-Refr...+refractometer

http://www.amazon.com/Hanna-Instrume...d_sbs_indust_5

Im really interested in one of these. They both appear identical. Is one company more reputable?
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:03 AM   #2
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I have the Milwaukee brand refractometer and ph meter. Both are very nice
units. I have talked to a few of the techs at Milwaukee; they were very helpful.
My advice is to research how to take a proper sample and know you meter. You
will not be disappointed. The ph meter does have one draw back for me living in
NE Wisconsin. The meter and sample need to be >= 50 degrees. I brew in my
insulated garage. So, I just bring the meter in for an hour before I brew. All is
good then.

 
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:26 AM   #3

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That the one I have, works great,I no longer use a hydrometer.

Steve da sleeve

 
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:39 AM   #4
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Lol split decision... Seems to be what im finding in researching
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:59 PM   #5
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how do you get FG as (as i understand) refractometers are useless POST fermentation?

 
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:58 PM   #6
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how do you get FG as (as i understand) refractometers are useless POST fermentation?
Use a calculator for adjustment. Or brewing software
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