My wonderful, caring wife was wondering what to get me for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. She wanted to get me some brewing gear but so much of it is specialized and tricky to find if you don’t know where you’re looking or what you’re looking for. She asked for a list with items and sites etc. and I complied with the usual assortment of books and gear and everything was fine.
In one of my commercial brew days shortly before my birthday I ended up using the brewery’s refractometer because the brew house hydrometer was broken. A light bulb went on in my head: This would make a great birthday present! I had heard that ebay has refractometers that are shipping from Hong Kong at very reasonable prices. I looked one up and found a Brix/SG refractometer from a company in Hong Kong for only $17 plus $7 shipping. Done and done!
The package arrived yesterday with everything in order and ready to go. I have to do a bit of playing and calibrating to figure it out but I think I’m up to the task.
Time to play!