Measures sugar content in liquids such as milk, colostrum,
fruit juices, soft drinks and yeast cultures. It can be used in the lab
or in the field by putting a few drops of liquid onto the prism and
reading the scale under ambient light. The Brix Refractometer features a
0-32% scale, focusing eyepiece, automatic temperature compensation and
comes in a hard carrying case.
Measuring the quality of equine colostrum is easy, with Brix scores of 22% or higher representing good quality in colostrum. 1-21% readings represent colostrum that can be used for second feedings, and scores below 1% will need to be supplemented. Total solids in milk can also be determined; 12.5% to 13% total solids would be expected in normal milk.