Re: which refractometer to buy?
- this is from Matt's message 5743 from this list:
also, there's a new wave of affordable refractometers coming from
now, even with ATC (auto temp. compensation). I have one of these
while the instructions would make a native English-speaking editor
the construction of the unit is quite nice. :-) Northern Brewer is
currently selling them for $US 60.
This amounts to about a 50 dollar savings from the price that I paid
--- In email@example.com, "Bart Engelbeen"
> With a refractometer you measure the fructose, glucose, dextroseand other 'ose's by difraction of the light. So you measure the real
sugar content that will (hopefully) become alcohol.
> If you measure SG you also take into account solids (in a mash)that aren't sugars but are counted for.
> I guess it would not be very much apart anyway.liquid
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: CornFed (Randy) <cornfed15@h...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 5:41 AM
> Subject: [new_distillers] Re: which refractometer to buy?
> the short answer is that you dont need one if you have enough
> to put into a test vial and float a hydrometer. They areconsidered a
> nice to have tool. If you are just dumping sugar into a bucket ofthat
> water you have a pretty good idea what the SG is going to be.
> however if you are testing an unknown quantity say the grapes
> are still on the vine, or the apples still on the tree, thingsalong
> that line, a refractometer is a very useful tool. Knowing beforeof
> hand what the brix reading is helps determine the sugar content
> the fruit that info helps determine how much (if any) additionalOne
> sugar needs to be added to the wash to make up the difference.
> drop of liquid and a source of light is all that is necessary.10
> You can also use the tool to guage the quality of your garden
> vegetables or the produce at the farmers market or the
> from the brix reading of their juices.page
> http://www.crossroads.ws/brixbook/BBook.htm this online book
> describes that process.<waterline@o...>"
> --- In email@example.com, "Dene Oehme
> <waterline@o...> wrote:to
> > Here's a dumb question but anyway........... Why would I want
> > a refractometer to measure the sugar content of a solution? Am
> > correct in assuming that what one does? I mean...... I canwork
> > the sugar content from the SG can't I?
> > Regards
> > Dene
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