The new pocket Digital Alcohol Checker refractometers provide a quick and easy way of checking the alcohol content in beverages.
They are ideal to use on the production floor, as they fit in the palm of your hand and are lightweight. A digital reading is displayed in just three seconds.
How it works:
A refractometer calculates the total concentration of liquids by measuring the amount of light that is refracted in the liquid.
Distilled spirits consist primarily of alcohol and water, so the concentration of alcohol can also be measured with a refractometer.
Brewed liquids are also made up of sugar, so it is important to distill these liquids before measuring them with a refractometer. A reading of a brewed liquid without distilling will give the total amount of alcohol plus the sugar content.
How to measure:
- Apply 2 – 3 drops on the prism surface
- Press the START key
- Measurement value and prism temperature are displayed in 3 seconds.