MISCO Digital Beer Refractometer with Brix & Specific Gravity (D60/60 °F) Scales
Featuring both a Brix and Specific Gravity (D 60/60) scale this digital beer refractometer is equipped to make standard measurements of wort used in beer making. The sucrose-based Brix scale is the standard brewing scale in North America, while the D60/60 specific gravity scale matches the reference temperature of most brewing hydrometers. Although the Brix scale is based on the relationship between sucrose and refractive index, the Specific Gravity scale is based on the actual relationship between true wort sugars and refractive index. This results in a more accurate specific gravity measurement.
Whether you are a beer chemist working for a multinational brewery, or a passionate brewer crafting one-of-a-kind beer in your own home, the goal of the MISCO Digital Beer Refractometer is to help you by providing the most accurate possible beer measurements from start to finish.
The MISCO Digital Beer Refractometer is not just another Brix refractometer. Although the Brix scale is based on sucrose, as are all Brix refractometers, it is temperature compensated specifically for wort. The Brix scale temperature compensation 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, temperature compensation is naturally more accurate than sucrose-based temperature compensation (see our FREE technical bulletins under the Reference Material Tab).
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.
Precision is assured thanks to MISCO’s proven OPTICAL-ENGINE®, which is at the heart of every Digital Beer Refractometer. Optical-Engine technology features high-precision sapphire optics, the next hardest substance to diamond, which improves the speed and accuracy of temperature measurements. Competing digital refractometers only use glass prisms. A 1,024 element high-definition detector array provides more than eight times the resolution of competing 128 element low-definition detector arrays. The MISCO array has more than 3,256 pixels per inch (ppi) resolution compared with 400 ppi resolution in competing digital refractometers. The net result is an instrument that is more rugged and more precise.
Nonlinear temperature compensation is specific to beer, not sucrose, and automatically ensures that fluids read between 10 and 40 °C (50 to 104 °F) are measured accurately. 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. No more screws to turn and nothing to adjust. The output can even be localized to display in English, German, Spanish, French, and Russian.
*Digital Beer Refractometer shown here with optional Rubber Armor Jacket – Available Separately.