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Old 12-28-2008, 07:26 PM   #1
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I found this clip-on magnifying glass at a local Meijer store by the reading glasses. It is marketed for clipping onto prescription medication bottles but it fits perfectly onto my hydrometer test jar allowing to take gravity readings a bit more precisely. It is at 3x magnification.

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Old 12-28-2008, 07:39 PM   #2
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I like it! I'm getting one of those. Thanks!
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:28 PM   #3
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Not that I'm getting old, or that my eyes are getting bad............... but that seems like a great find.
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:59 PM   #4
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Ah, should have put that $3.50 in the refractometer fund.
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:20 AM   #5
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I have a refractometer but it doesn't eliminate my hydrometer.
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I love you (in a heterosexual way of course) for discovering this!!!

This is awesome as someone who's eyes are going bad, I always end up digging for a pair of cheaters to take a reading.

Bobby, you once mentioned that you thought your refractometer would be doable for someone with crappy eyesight, I keep meaning to ask you for the name and model number of it.
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Something like this for $30 Brix Refractometer 0-32% Fruit Juice Wine Honey A1 - eBay (item 270321303679 end time Dec-29-08 23:00:00 PST)
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Thanks! I knew you said you got it cheap on ebay.
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Thanks! I knew you said you got it cheap on ebay.
I got that one and it works great - there's a huge variety in the focus ability...
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But the calculations for correcting a refractometer's reading of a fermented beverage are a pain.

And the samples are WAY too small to drink.
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