Palm Abbe Digital Brix Refractometer for Wine (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
The MISCO Palm Abbe PA201 has a single Brix scale from 0 to 85 Brix. Brix is a measure of sugar concentration, sucrose, to be exact. One degree Brix is the equivalent of 1 gram of sucrose in a 100 gram sucrose solution. Therefore, Brix is actually the percent by weight (% w/w) of sucrose in a solution. A refractometer with a Brix scale is often used for measuring the sugar concentration in fruits, vegetables, juices, soft-drinks, as well as wine and beer making.
The Palm Abbe refractometer is fast, convenient, and easy to use. Simply place a drop or two of fluid in the stainless steel well and press a button. The custom-designed microprocessor delivers a nearly instantaneous readout in degrees Brix. Nonlinear temperature compensation is automatic and ensures that fluids read between 0 and 50 °C (+32 to 122 °F) are measured accurately.
The large backlit LCD display is easily read, even in dim light. The user interface consists of two buttons, one to take readings and the other to step through various menu options.
Calibration is automatic and does not require the use of special calibration solutions or tools. The Palm Abbe refractometer automatically calibrates itself to water and is ready to use in seconds.
Range: 0 to 85 Brix