MISCO Digital Handheld Refractometer

Refractometer for
Testing Maple Syrup

From Tap to Bottle; eMaple Refractometer Makes Maple Syrup Testing Easy.

The eMaple Digital Maple Syrup Refractometer can be used at the tree tap or tank for testing maple sap, for pre-processing monitoring of reverse osmosis, in the sugar shack to determine when to draw from the boiler, or during testing and bottling.

The measurement of sugar content in maple sap or maple syrup is not just a matter of convenience; it is also essential for controlling syrup taste, product quality, and for legal purposes. The principal unit of measure the maple syrup producer is interested in is degrees Brix. Brix is a measure of the percentage of sucrose, by weight, dissolved in a sucrose/water solution. In maple sap and maple syrup, 98% or more of the dissolved solids are sucrose, so the Brix scale is very applicable to maple syrup measurement.

Regionally, there are different standards for maple syrup sugar content. The range is usually between 66 to 68 Brix. If a product drops below 66 Brix, there is a risk of fermentation, and above 68 Brix, there is a risk that some of the dissolved sugar will come out of solution as the maple syrup cools.

Hydrometers have long been used in maple syrup testing; however, a refractometer is more accurate than a hydrometer, requires a smaller sample size, eliminates sources of error, is easily cleaned, and reduces the time it takes to measure maple sap and maple syrup.

Pre-Configured eMaple Digital Refractometers

Easy Order: Here are a few of the most popular eMaple scale combinations and refractometer models. If you require different programming, you can mix and match scales through the Flexible Custom Programming section below, or call customer service for assistance:

Flexible Custom Programming Options

The MISCO eMaple Maple Syrup Refractometer can be custom-programmed with up to 5 scales to meet your exact needs. To order:

  1. Browse the refractometer scale options in the following dropdown tab and record the scale numbers you want.
  2. Go to Order Refractometer by Scale# and follow the simple instructions to create your custom programmed refractometer.
Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup < 30 °C BRIX

Scale# 306
UoM: BRIX
Range: 0 to 85
Resolution: 0.1
Precision: 0.1

Maple Syrup < 86 °F BRIX

Scale# 304
UoM: BRIX
Range: 0 to 85
Resolution: 0.1
Precision: 0.1

Maple Syrup > 30 °C BRIX

Scale# 307
UoM: BRIX
Range: 0 to 85
Resolution: 1
Precision: 0.5

Maple Syrup > 86 °F BRIX

Scale# 305
UoM: BRIX
Range: 0 to 85
Resolution: 1
Precision: 0.5
Related: Honey

Honey % Moisture

Scale# 325
UoM: % Moisture
Range: 13 to 30
Resolution: 0.1
Precision: 0.06

Honey % Soluble Solids

Scale# 324
UoM: % Soluble Solids
Range: 75 to 87
Resolution: 0.1
Precision: 0.06

Honey (g/cm3)

Scale# 327
UoM: Density (g/cm3)
Range: 1.359 to 1.443
Resolution: 0.001
Precision: 0.0005

Honey Specific (D20/20)

Scale# 326
UoM: Specific Gravity (D20/20)
Range: 1.3616 to 1.4457
Resolution: 0.001
Precision: 0.0005

MISCO eMaple™ Digital Maple Syrup Refractometer

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Refractometer Platform Choices

Inline-Process Refractometer:

The above scales are also available on any MISCO inline process refractometer or concentration sensors. They are made for continuous concentration measurement of process fluids.

MISCO Handheld Digital Refractometer:

MISCO has the most extensive refractometer scale library on the planet. Don't see what you want? Browse by handheld refractometer model or by refractometer application. Or give us a call. We can help!

From our Q&A Forum

Maple Syrup (1)

I have one of your Maple Syrup Palm Abbe refractometers and was wondering if it is possible to add an additional scale for reading invert sugars by percent. And if so how much would it cost for you to add the scale to my device?

Thank you for purchasing the Palm Abbe digital refractometer for measuring maple syrup. You can add additional measurement scales to a Palm Abbe refractometer depending on the base Palm Abbe model that you have. All Palm Abbe refractometers that begin with model # PA201 can only contain a single scale. All Palm Abbe refractometers that begin with model # PA202 can contain up to two scales. All Palm Abbe refractometers that begin with model # PA203 can contain up to five scales. If you send your Palm Abbe refractometer back to us we can reprogram it for a fee. Reprogramming charges apply to scale changes and scale additions. We have several scales for invert sugar.

Categories: Maple Syrup, Sugars