HANNA's Digital Refractometer combines form and function into one compact unit. Featuring a 1.5 second response time, the refractometer measures the refractive index of wort and converts it to °Plato with temperature compensation.
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).