Deluxe Manual Refractometer

  • SKU: REFT2 MANUAL REFRACTOMETER
  • $77.33
Deluxe Manual Refractometer

A very handy, stainless device for measuring the moisture content of your honey. This is an accurate instrument that will provide years of use for an economical price. Measures BRIX% from 58 to 90 in quarter percent increments and Water% from 12.0 to 27.0 in half percent increments.

• Refractometers are useful tools, and this sturdy device is simple to calibrate. Calibration for refractometers is only accurate for temperature at which calibration is done.
• If the temperature of the room shifts 5° F, you must recalibrate. After this calibration, the instrument is calibrated for the current ambient room temperature.
• All Refractometers are designed to measure the refractive index of a solution. The brix scale is based on a sucrose (sugar) and water solution. However, since most samples contain substances other than sugar--such as salts, minerals and proteins--the Brix percentage represents the total concentration of all soluble solids in the sample.
• After measuring, use a lint-free tissue to wipe the sample off of the prism surface. If the sample contains oils or fats, use isopropyl alcohol and water to clean the prism surface.
• When not in use, keep refractometer in the storage case at room temperature (68° F). Avoid storing the unit in direct sunlight or in a moist environment and do not subject the unit to strong shocks or vibrations. The ambient temperature at which you can safely store the units is between 40 and 104° F.


Hint: To prevent fermentation, honey must have a water content of less than 17% (safe regardless of yeast count).

Note: refractometers work on liquids only, so crystalized or creamed honey much be completely decrystalized first to get an accurate reading of its moisture content.

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