ATAGO MASTER-HONEY Professional Honey Refractometer Honey Moisture Content Brix
Item Description: Atago MASTER-HONEY Portable Honey Refractometer - 12-30% Single Honey Moisture Scale -
THIS UNIT IS 5 TIMES MORE ACCURATE THAN THE CHEAP IMPORT REFRACTOMETERS!
Honey Moisture Scale:
* Scale Range: 12%-30% Water
* Divisions: 0.20% Water
* Accuracy: +/- 0.20% Water <<----The very best you can get in a handheld Honey Refractometer!
* Size and Weight: 4 x 4 x 17cm, 260g
* Automatic Temperature Compensation - 10-30'C/50-86'F
* International Protection Class: IP65 (except eyepiece)
* Calibrate with 60% Brix Calibration Fluid - Look at the Scale Image to see the 60% Brix line near the bottom. THIS FLUID DOES NOT COME WITH THE UNIT!
Included are: a mini screwdriver for scale calibration, and a Users Guide; in a foam-lined hard case.
This unit is unlike anything else sold on eBay!
One BRAND NEW ATAGO MASTER-HONEY (12%-30% Moisture scale) Hand held Refractometer in a cardboard/vinyl, foam-lined hard case. This unit is especially necessary when testing high sugar items like honey. This unit uses ambient light, so no battery or power source is required.
Natural, raw honey varies from 14% to 18% moisture content. But that's not the end of it...
Honey is hygroscopic; that is, it has excellent water absorbing properties. Thus honey will change in moisture content according to the surrounding atmosphere. This characteristic is important in storing honey because it will absorb water when exposed to high relative humidity (RH) and will give off water when exposed to low RH, until an equilibrium point is reached.
High moisture honey will ferment. This is caused by the presence of several yeast species which, as they multiply in the absence of air, produce alcohol. The alcohol may break down to acetic acid (vinegar) and water, giving the honey a distinctly sour or "off" taste and a runny texture with small bubbles, surface heaving or foaming.
If you detect that your honey has a high water content, there are methods used to "dry" out your honey to preserve it. Ask us how!
Models with the “ATC” suffix are equipped with “Automatic Temperature Compensation” for accurate measurements without recalibration after shifts in ambient working temperature (field use). The ATAGO MASTER-HONEY DOES have ATC.
National Industrial Supply
30777 Rancho California #891420
Temecula, CA 92589, USA
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