Definition of Brix scale in English:
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.