1. C

    Refractometer Calculator

    I am a relatively new brewer and have been using a Refractometer (BRIX) most recently. I have used the Northern Brewer calculator ( and the Brewer's Friend Refractometer...
  2. Thurston Brewer


    I gather from what I've read that a refractometer is essentially a replacement for a hydrometer, right? Just an alternate method of measuring specific gravity? What would be the benefits/downsides of going refracto vs. a hydro (other than the obviously higher cost of the former)?