Entry from US English dictionary
A hydrometer scale for measuring the amount of sugar in a solution at a given temperature.
- Today the Brix scale is in actual use, but the terms Balling and Brix often are used interchangeably.
- Temperature compensated refractometers having Brix scales for determining percent sugar levels are convenient for such testing.
- The Brix scale on the hydrometer stem is normally calibrated at a temperature of 20°C.
Late 19th century: the name of A. F. W. Brix (1798–1890), German scientist.
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