- Calibrated using a few drops of distilled or deionized water
- Sugar content can be measured utilizing only two metric drops of sample liquid
- Results displayed within several seconds
- Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC) eliminates need for extra calculations
- Waterproof and operates using a single 9V battery
Hanna Instruments HI 96811 Digital Brix Refractometer for Professional Wine Analysis
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Specifications for this item
|Brand Name||Hanna Instruments|
|Part Number||HI 96811|
|Number of Items||1|
|Inside Depth||19.2 inches|
|Measurement Type||Refractive index , Brix , Temperature|
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The HI 96811 Digital Refractometer is a portable meter measuring the refractive index of samples in order to display sugar content, displaying results within seconds.
To take a reading, the sample well must be calibrated with distilled or deionized water, followed by a few drops of the sample liquid. A dual-level LCD screen displays the measurement and temperature within several seconds. The HI 96811 converts the refractive index of the sample to sucrose concentration in units of percent by weight (%Brix, also referred to as degrees Brix).
The single 9V battery operated device has Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC), and automatically powers off after three minutes of non-use. The HI 96811 has a range of 0 to 50 %Brix/0 to 80 degrees C (32 to 176 degrees F) with accuracy + or - 0.2 %Brix / + or - 0.3 degrees C (+ or -0.5 degrees F) and a resolution of 0.1 %Brix/0.1 degrees C (0.1 degrees F). It’s dimensions are 19.2(W) x 10.2(D) x 6.7(H) cm, with a mass of 420 g.
Hanna manufactures additional refractometers which measure sugar content in units such as degrees Baumé, degrees Oechsle, degrees KMW (utilized in the Austrian, German, and Swiss winemaking industries) and measure percent alcohol.
Refractometers measure refractive index, which is the optical characteristic of a substance and the number of dissolved particles in it. Refractive index is the ratio of the speed of light in empty space to the speed of light in the substance. Refractometers are often used in the beverage making process to determine sugar content.
Hanna Instruments manufactures a wide variety of analytical instrumentation, including pH meters, multi-parameter meters, electrodes, chemical reagents, and buffer solutions. Founded in 1978, Hanna is headquartered in Woonsocket, RI, with subsidiaries in 32 countries. Hanna Instruments holds many firsts in the field of analytical instrumentation, including a pH electrode with a built-in temperature sensor, an electronic pocket-sized pH tester, and a replaceable electrode pH pocket tester. To ensure the quality of its products, Hanna is a vertically integrated manufacturer and does not subcontract any part of its manufacturing.
What’s in the Box?
- 9V battery
Top Customer Reviews
The machine was simple to use and clean. It came with good instructions as well.
So far this unit works exactly as it should. Before using it each time you should do a basic calibration using reverse osmosis pure water. It just takes a drop of it for the calibration and then you should be set.
Only takes a drop of the liquid you're measuring the sugar content of as well. Very quick and easy. Clean up is as simple as wiping a damp cloth followed by a clean lint free cloth over the sensor.
If you're making wine or beer, this is totally the unit to get. It'll give you a SG reading reliably and quickly without having to waste 8-32 oz of product. It'll also give you a FG reading (without the waste), which with a bit of easily found math (google for 'refractometer calculator alcohol') can be used for generating a fairly reliable alcohol content rating.
The good:The instrument is super easy to read, and takes user error out of the equation. Something important to us as many people can be doing the sampling.
The bad: The instrument came out of the box with the little rubber foot pads falling/already fallen off. A little super glue fixed it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I waited too long to get this! No more "where's the line, what do you think"? I love itPublished 4 months ago by Dennis Zadurski
totally worth the money, skip buying the optical refractomoter and just get this you will love it.Published 18 months ago by Joe
This item is awesome. I have used similar items at 3x the cost, and this compares very well.Published 22 months ago by Jake G.
product was priced right and works really well. I would recommend this product to another person. Very easy to use.Published on March 22, 2013 by Greg Rhinier
This product seems fine-- but it says in the description that it's waterproof. It is NOT WATERPROOF-- as the booklet says clearly. Read morePublished on December 24, 2011 by Anthony&Jessica