Brix (°bx)

  

Definition

Relative density scale used in sugar and winemaking industry, it indicates the percent of cane sugar (sucrose) by weight (grams per 100 milliliter of water) in a solution or juice of unfermented grapes in degrees Brix (°Bx). The most commonly used refractrometer scale for measuring solids dissolved in water, it corresponds directly to the refractive index scale. One °Bx equals one percent and, in winemaking, the alcohol concentration of the finished wine is estimated to be 0.55 times the °Bx of the grape juice. Named after the 19th century Austrian scientist Adolf Brix who invented a hydrometer that reads directly the percentage of sugar at a specified temperature.

Use Brix (°bx) in a sentence

  • You will need to know how to properly read the brix and react to it as quickly as you can to make a quality product.

    8 people found this helpful    
  • When you are trying to get the best possible product you must know how to effectively gauge the level of the brix.

    2 people found this helpful    
  • The brix used by the chemist to create our special solution was carefully chosen after weeks of scientific testing in the lab.

    8 people found this helpful    
Show more usage examples...

Related Videos




http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/Brix-bx.html

Popular 'Industries, Manufacturing, & Technology' Terms

Have a question about Brix (°bx)? Ask for help in the
Community
Browse by Letter: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z