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Now that we know what brix is and how to measure it, we're ready to find ways to apply this knowledge. So what is an ideal brix level? Most plants show markedly improved vitality and pest resistance when their brix levels hit 12 degrees on a refractometer, although with care many can go far higher … Continue reading Brix: How Do We Use It?
The reading displayed on the refractometer is actually not a true measurement of the sugar dissolved in the substance being tested.
Brix is a measure of the sugar content of a plant or other substance. Brix expresses the weight of dissolved sugar as a percentage of the weight of the entire solution.