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HI-96841 Digital Refractometer for Brewing - °Plato measurement

HI-96841 Digital Refractometer for Brewing - °Plato measurement

HANNA HI-96841 Digital Refractometer for Brewing

HI-96841 Digital Refractometer for Brewing - °Plato measurement

Sugar content of wort converts to °Plato
Sample size 0.1 mL; results in 1.5 seconds
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£265.50 (exc. VAT) £318.60 (inc. VAT)

HANNA HI-96841 Digital Refractometer for Brewing measures the sugar content of wort and converts it to °Plato with the push of a single button. The HI-96841’s intuitive layout and pinpoint accuracy ensure effortless operation and reliable wort readings every time.

  • Small sample size - as small as two metric drops of wort (0.1 mL)
  • One-button calibration makes setup quick and easy
  • Quick, precise results are displayed in 1.5 seconds
  • Water resistant - can withstand temporary exposure to water, but should not be submerged or washed under running water.

    Battery operated - Allows use away from a power source. Batteries are included with all battery operated products.

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    HI-96841 Digital Refractometer for Brewing - °Plato measurement information

    Hanna's extended description

    HANNA HI-96841 Digital Refractometer combines form and function into one compact unit. Featuring a 1.5 second response time, the HI-96841 measures the refractive index of wort and converts it to °Plato with temperature compensation. The improved easy-to-read LCD screen displays temperature units (°C or °F) and measurements simultaneously. The HI-96841’s IP65 water-resistant casing and sealed sample well are built to perform under harsh conditions, making it suitable for use in any brewery.

    The °Plato scale is a way to quantify the concentration of sugars and dissolved solids in wort. This measurement can indicate the potential alcohol content of finished beer. The HI-96841 converts the refractive index reading to °Plato based on the tables maintained by the International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis (ICUMSA) and the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC).

    • Designed for wort sugar analysis
    • Temperature compensation algorithms based on sucrose solution
    • 0 to 30 °Plato range with ± 0.2 °Plato

    Alcohol Interference

    It should be noted that once fermentation begins, ethanol and the residual sugar interfere with each other and prevent an accurate reading of the Brix value of your residual sugar.. For this reason, this refractometer cannot be used with finished beer or other fermented beverages. It is designed for use with wort only.


    Specifications list


    Sugar Content Range 0 to 30 °Plato
    Sugar Content Resolution 0.1 °Plato
    Sugar Content Accuracy (@25ºC/77ºF) ±0.2 °Plato
    Temperature Range 0 to 80°C (32 to 176°F)
    Temperature Resolution 0.1°C (0.1°F)
    Temperature Accuracy ±0.3 °C (±0.5 °F)
    Temperature Compensation automatic between 10 and 40°C (50 to 104°F)
    Measurement Time approximately 1.5 seconds
    Minimum Sample Volume 100 μL (to cover prism totally)
    Light Source yellow LED
    Sample Cell stainless steel ring and flint glass prism
    Auto-off after three minutes of inactivity
    Enclosure Rating IP65
    Battery Type / Life 9V / approximately 5000 readings
    Dimensions / Weight 192 x 102 x 67 mm; 420 g
    Ordering Information HI-96841 is supplied with 9V battery and instruction manual
    Warranty 2 years

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