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AACC International Approved Methods -AACC Method 80-53.01. Solids in Syrups -- Spindle Method

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Sugars

AACCI Method 80-53.01
Solids in Syrups -- Spindle Method

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Objective
Density of juices, syrups, and molasses is conveniently determined by means of the Brix or Baumé hydrometer, preferably the former, as graduations of scale give close approximations to percentages of total solids. Use Table I for comparison of degrees Brix (a density scale indicating directly the percentage by weight of pure sucrose in pure solutions), degrees Baumé (modulus 145), specific gravity at 20/4°, and specific gravity at 20/20°. This method is not accurate when applied to low-grade sugar products, molasses, and other materials containing large quantities of nonsugar solids but is extensively used for approximate results.