Posts tagged 'Consistometer'

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Bostwick Consistometer – To Incline or Not

The Bostwick Consistometer is used all over the World to check the quality of sauces and condiments. In our in-house training session we do blind product tests and clearly define the differences between brand of ketchup and mustard. This is a testament to the value placed on Bostwick Consistometer tests by the top food manufacturers. We continually get questions about set-up of the consistom...
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How To Fix An Abused Bostwick Consistometer

The value of a Bostwick Consistometer is that it’s easy to use, which makes it simple to do repeatable testing. The Consistometer is made of stainless steel. One would think that this means a long and useful life. However, as I regularly discover, the real world often defies theory. A Consistometer’s value is diminished if its leveling plate and screws get bent out of alignment. The story th...
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Measuring food consistency

We often get asked about measurements in food and a key measurement is the consistency of sauces, jams and other foodstuffs such as yoghurt's and creams. The simplest way to measure this is with a bostwick consistometer. An example of how to use this for tomato sauce is demonstrated in this video from a Food company in the US. The bostwick consistometer is available from Camlab and ca...
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Do you need a simple instrument to measure the consistency of your sample?

Many production samples such as sauces, jams, baby foods, cosmetics and paints when being tested in the laboratory before going to market require consistency checks against particular flow rate standards. The Bostwick Consistometer is used world-wide to determine sample consistency by measuring the distance which a material flows under its own weight in a given time interval. The ''Bo...

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