Help about refractometer

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  1. ajaz

    ajaz New Member

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    Adjusted refractometer level with brix at zero
    When I drop honey it doesn't show any reading
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  2. riverrat

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    what kind of fluid did you use to calibrate the refractometer
     

  3. ajaz

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    Brix fluid.. A small bottle bottle already inside refractometer box

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  4. ApisBees

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    What refractometer do you have post a picture I use more like a smear of honey rather than a drop and you get a more definite line when used in brighter areas. You want to flatten the honey out but not press so hard as to expel all the honey.
     
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    Erma refractometer japan

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  6. Zulu

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    You have to have a complete cover on the glass, ie no air gaps at all. So as described , must be a smear across the whole glass.
     
  7. riverrat

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    You are not getting enough honey on the surface to get a reading
     
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    Your honey is maxing out your refractometer,had the same results when I tried honey in the refractometer I have which is almost identical to the one you have Ajaz.
    30 brix is just 10 over what grape juice is when making wine,pure honey is way sweeter than that.
     
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