There is nothing more disappointing then finishing brewing your beer and having it come out hazy and cloudy. While some breweries purposely produce these hazy styled beers, many people still prefer a clearer beer.
As you become a more experienced homebrewer you will naturally want to start experimenting with the brewing process. Most people start with making small changes to each batch trying to improve it anyway possible.
On the surface both hydrometers and refractometers may seem similar, but there are several differences between these two tools. While both tools measure the specific gravity of your beer, they each do it using