Honey refractometer Brix refractometers are very commonly used which can be used for low, middle, and high resolution Brix concentration. The low range can be used for high-precision measurement such as fruit juice, tomato juice, cola, and most kinds of beverage. The middle range can be used for concentrated fruit juice, canned food, sugar solution influsions, sauce, ketch up, seasoning and many kinds of industry fluids. The high range is suited for use with food products of high sugar content such a s liquid sugar, honey, etc.
Scope of use
1.What is a refractometer used for in honey?
" A Refractometer that every beekeeper can afford. Beekeepers are analytical by nature and we all need to know the moisture content of our honey. It only takes a drop ofhoney to put on the lens. You hold it in full sun and easily determine the moisture of your honey.
2.How can you tell if honey is real?
Here's how to do the water test:
4.What is the Brix of honey?
So, grape juice with a Brix of 18 is 18 percent sugar. The Brix of honey can be fromabout 70 to 88. Now here is where confusion sets in. While most refractometers give a reading in Brix (solids in water), honey refractometers give readings of water in honey.
5.What is the percentage of water in honey?
Nectar is 80 to 95 percent water and 5 to 20 percent sucrose (table sugar). As the bee transports the nectar back to the hive, a protein enzyme in her honey stomach, called invertase, breaks the sucrose down into the two simple sugars, fructose and glucose.
6.How do you use a refractometer?
Open the sample plate, make sure it is clean and dry, then add a few drops of your wort. Again, if the wort is hot allow it to cool to room temperature first (ideally 68F). Close the sample plate, check for bubbles, and then hold the refractometer up to a natural light source.