Hydrometers & Refractometers

Track your fermentation and predict your alcohol content with a hydrometer. Knowing where your sugar levels start and end is the easiest way to calculate your final A/V % and to know if your fermentation is complete.

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  • Economy Alcoholmeter R..

    Economy Alcoholmeter R..

    $4.99

    Hydrometer for testing alcohol levels in distilled spirits. Will only work in solutions of ethanol and water, will not read the alcohol levels of beer or wine.

    Reads alcohol percentage on scale of 0-100%. The 9-1/2 inch alcoholmeter has a larger scale and better resolution than the shorter alcoholmeter, however it requires a larger sample for testing.

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  • Economy Proof & Trail..

    Economy Proof & Trail..

    $4.99

    Hydrometer for testing alcohol levels in distilled spirits. Will only work in solutions of ethanol and water, will not read the alcohol levels of beer or wine.

    Reads alcohol percentage on scale of 0-100%, and “Traille’s scale” (Proof) on a scale of 0-200. The economy version is functionally similar to the standard MT109 Proof and Traille hydrometer, but slightly lighter And at a lowest cost.

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  • Fermentap Triple Scale Hy..

    Fermentap Triple Scale Hy..

    $4.99

    Nice quality three scale hydrometer – specific gravity, potential alcohol and brix. 9″ long. Comes bubble wrapped for protection in shipment. Includes directions.

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  • Final Gravity Hydrometer

    Final Gravity Hydrometer

    $24.99

    Precisely read your finishing gravities in beer with this narrow-range, highly accurate hydrometer. The scale range is only .990-1.020, but the individual gradients are extra large allowing for an easy read.

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  • Hanna Digital Refractomet..

    Hanna Digital Refractomet..

    $199.99

    The HI 96811 Digital Wine Refractometer is a rugged portable, water resistant device that benefits from Hanna’s years of experience as a manufacturer of analytical instruments.

    The HI 96811 is an optical instrument that employs the measurement of refractive index to display the sugar content in grape samples. The measurement of refractive index is simple and quick. Samples are measured after a simple user calibration with deionized or distilled water. Within seconds the instrument measures the refractive index of the grape sample and converts it to % Brix concentration units. The HI 96811 digital refractometer eliminates the uncertainty associated with mechanical refractometers and is portable for measurements in the field.

    The measurement technique and temperature compensation employ the methodology found in the ICUMSA Methods Book (International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis).

    Temperature (in C or F) is displayed simultaneously with measurement on the large dual level display along with other helpful message codes.

    Wide Range The HI 96811 is versatile enough to fit most applications.
    Easy Measurement Place a few drops of the sample in the well and press the READ key.
    Calibrate with Water Fill the sample well with distilled or deionized water and press the ZERO key.
    Automatic temperature Compensation (ATC)
    Battery Operated The HI 96811 is operated by a single 9V battery for portability.
    Dual-level LCD The dual-level LCD displays the measurement as well as temperature readings simultaneously.
    Waterproof The HI 96811 offers IP65 waterproof protection.
    Quick, Precise Results Readings are displayed in approximately 1.5 seconds.
    Small Sample Size The HI 96811 is able to read samples as small as 2 metric drops.

    Range 0 to 50% Brix / 0 to 80C (32 to 176F)
    Resolution 0.1% Brix / 0.1C (0.1F)
    Accuracy 0.2 % Brix / 0.3C (0.5F)
    Automatic Temperature Compensation between 10 and 40C (50 – 104F)
    Minimum Sample Volume 2 metric drops
    Case Material ABS
    Battery Type / Life (1) 9V / 5000 readings
    Dimensions 19.2(W) x 10.2(D) x 6.7 (H)cm
    Weight 420g

    Click here to download Hanna’s Instruction Manual for this item.
    Click here to download a copy of Hanna’s Promotional Flyer for this item.

    Check out Hanna’s Instructional Video

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  • Hydrometer – Brix (..

    Hydrometer – Brix (..

    $39.99

    Precise hydrometer for measuring the sugar content and progress of fermentation in wine ferments. Comes with a thermometer/correction scale built-in.

    Please Note: Due to the large size of this hydrometer, it does not work with our standard 11″ or 14″ hydrometer jars. We recommend using our 500mL Graduated Cylinder (MT636D) with this hydrometer.

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  • Hydrometer – Brix (..

    Hydrometer – Brix (..

    $39.99

    Precise hydrometer for measuring the sugar content and progress of fermentation in wine ferments. Comes with a thermometer/correction scale built-in.

    Please Note: Due to the large size of this hydrometer, it does not work with our standard 11″ or 14″ hydrometer jars. We recommend using our 500mL Graduated Cylinder (MT636D) with this hydrometer.

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  • Hydrometer – Brix (..

    Hydrometer – Brix (..

    $39.99

    Precise hydrometer for measuring the sugar content and progress of fermentation in wine ferments. Comes with a thermometer/correction scale built-in.

    Please Note: Due to the large size of this hydrometer, it does not work with our standard 11″ or 14″ hydrometer jars. We recommend using our 500mL Graduated Cylinder (MT636D) with this hydrometer.

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  • Hydrometer Jar – 10..

    Hydrometer Jar – 10..

    $4.99

    10″ hydrometer jar fits most standard and triple-scale hydrometers. One-piece construction means no need to worry about stocking the correct number of different parts, and no chance of leaky seals.

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  • Hydrometer Jar – 11..

    Hydrometer Jar – 11..

    $7.99

    Two piece molded plastic allows for easy cleaning. Will work with any of our hydrometers except the +5/-5 brix specialized wine hydrometer. The jar that we use around the shop.

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  • Hydrometer Jar – 14..

    Hydrometer Jar – 14..

    $5.99

    Clear, one piece hydrometer jar made from a single mold. The extra tall 14″ size works for our wine brix hydrometers as well as our MT310 beer and wine hydrometer with correction scale.

    Also works with spirits.

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  • Proof & Traille Hydro..

    Proof & Traille Hydro..

    $5.99

    Hydrometer for testing alcohol levels in distilled spirits. Will only work in solutions of ethanol and water, will not read the alcohol levels of beer or wine.

    Reads alcohol percentage on scale of 0-100%, and Traille’s scale (Proof) on a scale of 0-200.

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  • Refractometer with Brix a..

    Refractometer with Brix a..

    $39.99

    A refractometer is used to measure the density of a solution, in our case how much malt sugar is in solution.

    Featuring both a Brix scale AND a Specific Gravity Scale which is ideal for satisfying both your beer and wine customers.

    Our refractometer is unique in that it features both a Brix Scale and a Specific Gravity Scale, the scale most homebrewers use.
    For Wine: Measure the brix level (sugar level) in your grapes.

    For Beer Making: A refractometer allows you take instant gravity readings at any point during the boil, or even during the run off of the sparge during an all-grain brew. Our unit allows you to measure in Specific Gravity Scale.

    Refractometer Statistics: Our refractometer is hand held with a metal body, flexible eye piece and rubber grip. It features a 0 to 32% Brix scale with .2% resolution and ATC (Automatic Temperature Compensation). Traditional refractometers without ATC are calibrated to work at 68 degrees Fahrenheit. The ATC function allows you to use the refractometer in an ambient temperature range of 50-86 degrees Fahrenheit (10-30 Celsius.) Because your sample is just one drop, and will quickly adjust to the temperature of the refractometer, the temperature of the sample is irrelevant. Our unit also comes with a manual calibration knob that is secured with a lock nut. To calibrate place one drop of water on the testing platform and adjust to zero if necessary.

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  • Speidel GRSPUND mobil Fer..

    Speidel GRSPUND mobil Fer..

    $189.99

    Not only the brewing process, but also the fermenting process can be supervised from a distance. The G?RSPUNDmobil measures the fermenting activity by counting the number of bubbles or blops of your fermentation bung as well as the temperature and sends this information to your MySpeidel account. You can use this information to supervise and analyse the fermenting process. This way you can predict and plan the bottling date better.

    The G?RSPUNDmobil is the perfect accessory to unlock the full potential. You can use its data to identify the correlation between the fermentation curve, the temperature curve and the taste of your beer. And thus optimise your brewing process. You will be able to improve your beer step by step and brew it how you like it. The delivery includes a temperature sensor cable, a tank screw connection for the cable and an adapter cable from mini USB to USB.

    Features:

    Measures the fermentation activity by counting the number of Bubbles/Blops of your fermentation lock as well as the temperature
    Sends this information to MySpeidel via wireless internet connection
    Network standard: IEEE 802.11 b / g / n
    Light-emitting diodes indicate the status of the device
    Including mini-USB to USB cable, thermal detector cable as well as a tank screw connection for the cable
    Without fermentation lock (only in conjunction with Speidel fermentation lock)

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  • The Beer Bug – Temp..

    The Beer Bug – Temp..

    $39.99

    The BeerBug is designed to act as a digital hydrometer and temperature sensor for your fermentations. While it does have an onboard thermometer, this takes readings from directly under The BeerBug, not the temperature of the actual fermenting wort. This temperature probe allows your to monitor the actual temperature of the fermenting wort, giving you the most accurate data possible.

    Please note this is just the temperature probe, not the actual BeerBug itself. To read more about The BeerBug, click here.

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  • The Beer Bug?

    The Beer Bug?

    $184.99

    The hottest new product in Fermentation management and monitoring!

    The BeerBug monitors Specific Gravity, Fermentation Temperature and Alcohol % and transmits that information to an online account in real time. Brewers can log in to the BeerBug website or access their ferments via the free Android or iOS app to view real-time measurements and historical graphed data.

    The BeerBug helps brewers answer the important questions and gain real insight into how their beer ferments. Now it is possible to gauge real lag times, see the actual temperature impacts from different yeast strains, determine how yeasts behave in the time from high krausen to actually finishing fermentation and much more.

    What could be cooler than all of that? How about the built-in capability to share all of this data directly with friends and fellow brewers over social media? The possibilities are endless. Set up a BrewBug for your shop and run monthly contests with your customers: Who can finish first? Who can ferment the dryest? Who has the most even fermenttaion temperature? Or, simply engage your customers by posting your “house” fermentation data directly to your shop’s Facebook page.

    How it works
    Specific Gravity is measured with the “Torpedo,” whose buoyancy in the fermenting wort is monitored by the BeerBug. This is the same principle a hydrometer works off of. The length of the line that the Torpedo hangs from can be adjusted to any length, making the BeerBug compatible with any fermenter.

    Temperature is measured via a built-in sensor that monitors the temp of the CO2 being released from your fermentation. On it’s own this is very accurate, but for that extra degree of precision an external temperature probe is also available.

    Alcohol percentage is calulated based on starting gravity and the amount of sugar that’s been fermented.

    Specifications

    Fits most any vessel
    CO2 vents through a traditional blowoff or an airlock
    Actual gravity sensor hangs from your BeerBug into your beer and can be lengthened or shortened to accommodate any vessel
    Sends information via your local WiFi network (local WiFi required)
    Rechargeable battery has 25 day life
    Free account on TheBeerBug.com
    Android and iOS Apps available for your phone or tablet
    Software upgrades are automatically sent to the Beer Bug via WiFi as released
    Temperature probe available separately
    1 year warranty
    Please note: Carboy, blow-off tubing, and stopper pictured are not included.

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  • The EasyDens by Anton Paa..

    The EasyDens by Anton Paa..

    $399.99

    Anton Paar is a leading producer of analytical testing equipment for commercial breweries. Borrowing some technology from their high end machines, the EasyDens digital gravity/alcohol tester is designed for savvy homebrewers and small commercial breweries. It is a precision gravity/density testing unit which can accurately read gravity with a tiny 2 ml sample at any point in the brewing process. Alcohol % can also be tracked at any point during fermentation. The unit hooks up to your smartphone via Bluetooth and stores various fermentation “profiles” enabling you to track fermentation progress, alcohol levels, and help know when it’s time to keg & drink your beer!

    See the documents tab for frequently asked questions.

    Features:

    Take a highly accurate gravity reading at any point in the brewing process even when alcohol is present.
    Very fast and simple to use
    Only uses 2ml of sample
    Automatic Temperature Compensation
    Connects and displays via free app on your phone or tablet
    Based on oscillating u-tube principle which is known as world’s most accurate testing method
    Extremely durable
    Measures in specific gravity and alcohol can be determined with original reading
    App features graphing for gravity and alcohol
    App stores batch records (10) and can email a batch record as a .csv for saving.
    Specifications:

    Measuring Range
    Extract: ?10 %w/w to 40 %w/w
    Sugar: ?10 ?Brix to 80 ?Brix
    Specific Gravity (SG): 0.700 – 1.200
    Alcohol: 0 %v/v to 100 %v/v
    Temperature: 5 ?C to 30 ?C / 41 ?F to 86 ?F
    Accuracy
    Extract: 0.3 %w/w
    Sugar: 0.3 ?Brix
    Specific Gravity (SG): 0.001
    Alcohol: 0.5 %v/v
    Temperature: 0.2 ?C / 0.4 ?F
    Resolution
    Extract / Sugar / Alcohol: 0.1 %w/w / ?Brix / %v/v
    Specific Gravity (SG): 0.001
    Temperature: 0.1 ?C / 0.1 ?F
    Additional Specifications:
    Sample volume: approx. 2 mL
    Ambient temperature: 5 ?C to 35 ?C / 41 ?F to 95 ?F
    Storage temperature: 5 ?C to 35 ?C / 41 ?F to 95 ?F
    Humidity Range: 5 % to 90 % relative air humidity, non-condensing
    Interface: Bluetooth Low Energy
    Power supply: Two 1.5 V LR6 AA alkaline batteries or two AA NiMH rechargeable batteries
    Battery operation lifetime: > 40 hours
    Dimensions: 120 mm ? 80 mm ? 35 mm / 4.7 in ? 3.1 in ? 1.4 in
    Weight (incl. batteries): 200 g / 7 ounces
    Mobile Operating System: Android 4.3 and higher; iOS 7.0 and higher

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  • Vee Gee Deluxe Refractome..

    Vee Gee Deluxe Refractome..

    $129.99

    This unit is packed with great features! A large, clear scale makes this by far the easiest to read refractometer that we carry. Other highlights include a Automatic Temperature Correction, a 0-30 Brix scale, ocular eyepiece for focusing, a locking calibration ring and a beefy rubber grip for easy and sure handling. Once you pick this refractometer up the first time, you’ll understand how it’s been constructed to live in the vineyard with you – this is the heftiest and sturdiest unit we carry. For the user who only wants to have to buy it once!

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