A soft drink dispenser is provided with a first electrical probe within the syrup dispensing line, and a second electrical probe a fixed distance below the dispensing head. Upon actuation of the syrup dispensing valve, the two probes determine the amount of time required for syrup to pass the distance from the dispensing head to the second probe. This time is a function of flow rate of the syrup and, accordingly, of the brix of the resulting drink. This flow rate can then be adjusted by adjusting the time period that syrup is dispensed, or the pressure h...
Apparatus for setting the brix of a soft drink dispenser, comprising: a source of syrup; a dispensing head receiving and dispensing syrup from said source of syrup; a valve interposed between said source of syrup and said dispensing head, said valve enabling and inhibiting said dispensing of syrup; sensing means operatively connected to said dispensing head for sensing and determining an actual rate of flow of said syrup from said dispensing head wherein a first portion of said sensing means is positioned beneath said dispensing head by a known distance,...
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