Digital Beer Refractometer with Plato and Specific Gravity (D20/20) Scales (MISCO)
- MISCO OPTICAL-ENGINE® Technology
- Sapphire Optics
- 1,024 Element Detector Array
- Large 24-Character LCD
- Display indicates Unit of Measure Name & Value
- Display Backlight
- Stainless Steel Sample Well
- Protective Evaporation Cover
- Made in the USA
This beer refractometer features both a Plato and a Specific Gravity (D 20/20) scale equipping it to make standard measurements of wort used in beer making. The Plato scale is based on the mathematical relationship between sucrose and refractive index, as are all Plato refractometers. However, the Specific Gravity scale was scientifically derived from a beer model with a very complex sugar profile, which is influenced strongly by maltose, the primary wort sugar. As there is very little sucrose in wort, Specific Gravity measurements are naturally more accurate than sucrose-based refractometers. Both scales are automatically temperature compensated for true wort sugars.
Fast, convenient, and easy to use, the MISCO Digital Beer Refractometer requires only a fraction of the sample size required by traditional hydrometers. Simply place a drop or two of wort in the stainless steel well and press a button. The beer refractometer delivers a nearly instantaneous digital readout on a large backlit LCD display. The digital readout removes the subjectivity associated with interpreting where a boundary line crosses tiny little scale divisions.
Calibration is automatic and does not require the use of special calibration solutions or tools. The beer refractometer automatically calibrates itself to water and is ready to use in seconds.
Temperature Range: 10 to 40 °C (50 to 104 °F)