Beer & Wine

Refractometers for beer and wine

From the person taking their first tentative steps into home-brew, to the microbrewery and beyond our refractometers have been helping brewers for years.

Refractometers are used in the wine industry for two purposes: to measure the sugar content of grape juice to determine payment to growers and to measure approximate alcohol content of the wine at its final stages.

Refractometers can assess grape juices using the Brix scale, however when it comes to measuring alcohol things get a little more complicated. Traditionally a number of special scales have been devised for the alcohol/fermentation process. These empirical scales are specific to the wine and brewing industry and different countries tend to adopt different scales including Zeiss, Plato and Oechsle scales.

Our top selling Brewers Kit contains everything you need to get started. It includes an OPTi Brew, measuring in specific gravity (SG) and Zeiss, graduated hydrometer and hydrometer jar. It’s perfect for craft brewers thanks to its SG scale which is useful for testing wort prior to fermentation.

Our range of optical and digital refractometers for beer and wine are made in Germany by Bellingham + Stanley.

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