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> Use refractometer for maple syrup?, Will it work?
post Apr 16 2013, 05:07 PM
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Someday, I will make a bottle of really crappy wine, and when I do I will need to buy a refractometer. But today I am making maple syrup, and for this I could ALSO use a refractometer. Come to think of it, I make passable beer, (I'm workin' on it) and I could use a refractometer for that too!
So buying a refractometer seems like a good idea, except I have no idea how they work, and I'm worried that these three disciplines use different scales and would require diffident refractometers. (Do they?)
For those unfamiliar with syrup...you take some sap that is about 1% sugar, and boil off enough water until it is about 66% sugar, which you can measure with a refractometer. Beer is primarily concerned with specific gravity to determine alcohol content, and wine uses "brix" which I don't understand, but I'll read up on once my grapes mature...someday.
But Back to the question..do these three calculations require three differently scaled refractometers? Or can the information I'm looking for be determined mathematically from one refractometer?
Thanks in advance for the advice!
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post Apr 17 2013, 09:23 PM
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I dont see why it wouldnt work. Some refractometers do specific gravity and brix so you would be covered.
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