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Alcohol And Extract Meter For Beer: Alex 500

Alcohol And Extract Meter For Beer: Alex 500

Description Alex 500 is a compact alcohol and extract meter that frees craft brewers from the need for external laboratories. The reliable lab-grade analyzer determines your beer’s alcohol and extract content, calories, degree of fermentation and many more typical beer parameters whenever you...
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Alex 500 is a compact alcohol and extract meter that frees craft brewers from the need for external laboratories. The reliable lab-grade analyzer determines your beer’s alcohol and extract content, calories, degree of fermentation and many more typical beer parameters whenever you wish. Now easily able to monitor your entire production from wort to bottle, you can always be sure your bottles contain what their labels say: With Alex 500, you always keep your customer promise.

Key Features

Patented technology

  • Patented combination  of absorption measurement via NIR spectroscopy and density measurement based on the oscillating U-tube technology

  • Comprehensive statistical model for determination of alcohol and extract content as well as other typical beer parameters

  • Quality, pure and simple, from the world’s leading provider of density and alcohol measurement in the brewing industry

Certainty from fermentation monitoring to final quality control

  • Two operation modes: fermentation monitor mode and standard mode

  • Display of fermentation curves based on density measurement (apparent extract), assigned to a tank via sample ID

  • Measurement of alcohol and extract content in final production stages

More than a hydrometer replacement

  • Covers the entire beer measuring range

  • Provides direct, real-time results at all times, without any separate calculation or distillation

  • Documentation and perfect traceability of measured data

  • Wireless printout of data via Bluetooth or data transfer to a PC

  • Robust, low-maintenance and easy to clean

Quick and intuitive operation

  • Simple, standardized sample preparation

  • Unique sample naming

  • Storage of customized measuring methods

  • Automatic filling of sample via integrated peristaltic pump

  • Easy adjustment with deionized water

Technical specification

Measuring range

Alcohol0.5 % v/v to 15 % v/v
Density0.95 g/cm3 to 1.2 g/cm3
Temperature10 °C to 32 °C (50 °F to 89.6 °F)


Alcohol0.2 % v/v
Density0.001 g/cm3

Repeatability s.d.

Alcohol0.1 % v/v
Density0.0005 g/cm3

Additional information

Sample volumeapprox. 40 mL degassed sample per measurement
Output parameters standard modeAlcohol content, density, real/apparent degree of fermentation, calories, degrees lost, original/real/apparent extract content, original/present gravity, SG, spirit indication
Output parameters fermentation monitor modeDensity, SG, °Brix, °Balling, °Plato, °Baumé
Sample fillingIntegrated peristaltic pump
AdjustmentDeionized water
Dimensions (L x W x H)320 mm x 230 mm x 100 mm (12.6 in x 9.1 in x 3.9 in)
Weight2.4 kg (5.3 lbs)
Power supplyAC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz; DC 15 V, 2.6 VA
Communication interfaces1x Bluetooth,
1x USB-B,
1x RS-232
Internal storageStandard mode: 500 measured results

Fermentation monitor mode: 40 Fermentation IDs; 100 measured results per ID
Available accessoriesPortable thermal printer with Bluetooth interface
Serial printer

Packing & Shipping

Delivery detail:

UPS/DHL/FEDEX/TNT express are available for your choose which take 3~ 5 days to arrive,and  we will offer the tracking number for you to check the status of your items online at any time. 

 By air cargo which takes about one week to arrive .

 By sea which takes about 20-30days to arrive , depending on your actual requirements.


Our Service


12 months warranty for scientz High Throughput Tissuelyser

If any technical problem during warranty time, replacement parts will be sent free of charge.

Technical support is also available in whole time.

2.Our Advantage

1. Reply your enquiry in 24 working hours.

2. Experienced staffs answer all your questions in fluent English.

3. OEM is available if the quantity is large.

4. We offer very competitive for all our products.


Our machines undergo an extensive and strict testing and quality control procedure, ensuring every item purchased meet global quality standards.It's safe and reliable quality for scientz High Throughput Tissuelyser.

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