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Old 11-17-2010, 05:27 PM   #1
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Default Cheap Ebay Digital Ph Meters???

Any draw backs to them? Here is a link to one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Digital-ph-meter...item3362a22d77

Seems as though once you get your ph dialed in they become less important. Not sure how much a municipal water supply would vary season to season.

Anyone use an el cheapo ph meter?

Anyone use ph strips?

Should I just get a set of Beer specific ph strips? anyone know of an alternative? generic PH strips don't seem to have accuracy range.

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Old 11-18-2010, 03:46 PM   #2
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I do not own one of these but I think I'll buy it soon! I mean $10 with the "buy it now" option!

I have used the strips and they are useless. This maybe worth it! I bought my refractometer from ebay for $30 bucks and works perfect so I'll give it a shoot.

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Old 11-18-2010, 03:51 PM   #3
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The price makes me suspect. But who knows.

To the OP, municiple sup[ply may not vary much through the year but grist does. And grist can have a huge impact on pH.

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Old 01-18-2011, 07:54 PM   #4
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Did anyone every get one and try it out? I keep threatening to pull the trigger and at $13 to my door it is hard to turn down but then again it may be worthless. Ph Meter

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Old 01-18-2011, 08:09 PM   #5
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LOL I'm just like you Debrewer... was waiting to see if anyone else tried one. I did look more into Ph Meters the storage solution isn't cheap (not included)... also I haven't quite fiqured out how to use the storage solution. really wish I had a homebrew shop or club close.

I may pick one up in about two months. getting parts together for a 10 gall mash tun.

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OK I realized I had a $7.00 ebay credit for purchasing enough junk on ebay, SO for $3.74 shipped I ordered one. will post if it works after I receive it. for under $4 I couldn't pass it up.

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Any word?

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still waiting on shipment from china. I guess it's on the slow boat... lol

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I pulled the trigger on one about 3 or 4 weeks ago, still waiting for mine as well! Will be sure to post my thoughts once it's received.

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I got mine yesterday. Looks just like many other meters I've seen in Homebrew catalogs selling for around 28 bucks. I haven't tested it yet. will post when I get a chance to test unit.

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