Digital Refractometer for Brewing$180.00
Hanna's digital refractometer for brewing measures the sugar content of wort and converts it to °Plato with the push of a single button. The HI96841 is built tough for use in a brewing environment, fast (1.5-second response), simple to use / clean and accurate to ±0.2 °Plato with automatic temperature compensation.
- Small sample size, as small as two metric drops of wort (0.1 mL).
- One-button calibration makes setup quick and easy.
- Quick, precise results are displayed in 1.5 seconds.
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Hanna Instruments HI96841 Digital Refractometer combines form and function into one compact unit. Featuring a 1.5 second response time, the HI96841 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 HI96841’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 HI96841 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).
- Designed for wort sugar analysis
- Temperature compensation algorithms based on sucrose solution
- 0 to 30 °Plato range with ± 0.2 °Plato
The HI96841 takes measurements based on a sample’s refractive index. Refractive index is a measurement of how light behaves as it passes through the sample. Depending on the sample’s composition, light will refract and reflect differently. By measuring this activity with a linear image sensor, the sample’s refractive index can be assessed and used to determine its physical properties such as concentration and density. In addition to the linear image sensor, the HI96841 uses a LED light, prism, and lens to make measurement possible.
Variations in temperature will affect the density of a solution based on the compound that is present. In digital refractometry, the use of temperature compensation is necessary for accurate results. The HI96841 contains a built-in temperature sensor and is programmed with temperature compensation algorithms in accordance with the ICUMSA Methods Book for a percent by weight sucrose solution.
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.
- Calibrate with distilled or deionized water.
- Sample size can be as small as two metric drops (0.1 mL).
- Samples automatically compensated for temperature variations.
- Readings are displayed in approximately 1.5 seconds.
- The dual-level LCD displays measurement and temperature readings simultaneously.
- Easy to clean and corrosion-resistant.
- Battery percent level remaining at startup and low battery indicator.
- To conserve battery life the meter shuts off automatically after three minutes of non-use.
- Water resistant ABS plastic casing designed to perform under laboratory and field conditions.
Specification Name Detail SKU HI96841 Sugar Content Range 0 to 30 °Plato Sugar Content Resolution 0.1 °Plato Sugar Content Accuracy ±0.2 °Plato Temperature Range 0.0 to 80.0°C (32.0 to 176.0°F) Temperature Resolution 0.1°C (0.1°F) Temperature Accuracy ±0.3°C (±0.5°F) Automatic Shut-Off after three minutes of non-use Battery Type / Life 9V / approximately 5000 readings Enclosure Rating IP65 Dimensions 192 x 102 x 67 mm (7.6 x 4.01 x 2.6”) Weight 420 g (14.8 oz.) Refractometer Light Source yellow LED Refractometer Temperature Compensation automatic between 10 and 40°C (50 to 104°F) Minimum Sample Volume 100 μL (to cover prism totally) Sample Cell stainless steel ring and flint glass prism Measurement Time approximately 1.5 seconds Ordering Information Supplied with battery and instruction manual. Warranty 2 years
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