£292.05 £350.46 (Inc. VAT)
HI-96841 Digital Refractometer for Brewing measures the sugar content of wort and converts it to °Plato with the push of a single button.
The HI-96841’s intuitive layout and pinpoint accuracy ensure effortless operation and reliable wort readings every time.
HI-96841 Digital Refractometer combines form and function into one compact unit. Featuring a 1.5 second response time, the HI-96841 measures the refractive index of wort and converts it to °Plato with temperature compensation. The improved easy-to-read LCD screen displays temperature units (°C or °F) and measurements simultaneously. The HI-96841’s IP65 water-resistant casing and sealed sample well are built to perform under harsh conditions, making it suitable for use in any brewery.
The °Plato scale is a way to quantify the concentration of sugars and dissolved solids in wort. This measurement can indicate the potential alcohol content of finished beer. The HI-96841 converts the refractive index reading to °Plato based on the tables maintained by the International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis (ICUMSA) and the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC).
It should be noted that once fermentation begins, ethanol and the residual sugar interfere with each other and prevent an accurate reading of the Brix value of your residual sugar.. For this reason, this refractometer cannot be used with finished beer or other fermented beverages. It is designed for use with wort only.
|Sugar Content Range||0 to 30 °Plato|
|Sugar Content Resolution||0.1 °Plato|
|Sugar Content Accuracy (@25ºC/77ºF)||±0.2 °Plato|
|Temperature Range||0 to 80°C (32 to 176°F)|
|Temperature Resolution||0.1°C (0.1°F)|
|Temperature Accuracy||±0.3 °C (±0.5 °F)|
|Temperature Compensation||automatic between 10 and 40°C (50 to 104°F)|
|Measurement Time||approximately 1.5 seconds|
|Minimum Sample Volume||100 μL (to cover prism totally)|
|Light Source||yellow LED|
|Sample Cell||stainless steel ring and flint glass prism|
|Auto-off||after three minutes of inactivity|
|Battery Type / Life||9V / approximately 5000 readings|
|Dimensions / Weight||192 x 102 x 67 mm; 420 g|
|Ordering Information||HI-96841 is supplied with 9V battery and instruction manual|