The HI96841 Digital Refractometer combines form and function into one compact unit. Featuring a 1.5 second response time, the HI96841 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 HI96841’s IP65 water-resistant casing and sealed sample well are built to perform under harsh conditions, making it suitable for use in any brewery
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• Dual-level LCD
Dual-level LCD displays measurement and temperature readings simultaneously
Automatic Temperature Compensation
Alerts the user of low battery power that could adversely affect readings.
• IP65 water protection
Built to perform under harsh laboratory and field conditions.
• Quick, accurate results
Readings are displayed in approximately 1.5 seconds
• One-point calibration
Calibrate with distilled or deionized water
• Small sample size
· Sample size can be as small as 2 metric drops
• Automatic shut-off
After three minutes of non-use
• Stainless steel sample well
Easy to clean and corrosion-resistant
• Easy measurement
Place a few drops of the sample in the well and press the READ key
• ABS thermoplastic casing
The °Plato scale is a way to quantify the concentration of sugars and dissolved solids in wort. It is used as an indicator of the potential alcoholic strength of a brewing and expresses the fermentability. The HI96841 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).
0 to 30 °Plato
0 to 80°C (32 to 176°F)
±0.3 °C (±0.5 °F)
automatic between 10 and 40°C (50 to 104°F)
Minimum Sample Volume
100 μL (to cover prism totally)
stainless steel ring and flint glass prism
approximately 1.5 seconds
9V / approximately 5000 readings
after three minutes of inactivity
Refractometer Light Source
192 x 102 x 67 mm (7.6 x 4.01 x 2.6”)
420 g (14.8 oz.)
HI96841 is supplied with battery and instruction manual.