How does it work?
Take a sample by the pan and mix with dilution liquid immediately while still standing by the pan. This means that the dilution liquid has been brought to the pan prior to sample outtake. Dilution liquid can be saturated sugar, saturated sugar with invert sugars or glycol – all at room temperature. Saturated sugar at room temperature has proven to work fine. When mixing massecuite sample immediately with dilution liquid, crystallization is interrupted, and crystals represent pan content.