Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Brew Science > pH testing
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-25-2009, 06:29 PM   #1
rsmith1024
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2
Default pH testing

wondering if anyone tests the PH of their brew. and if so, how do you test.

__________________
rsmith1024 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2009, 01:58 AM   #2
menschmaschine
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Delaware
Posts: 3,278
Liked 32 Times on 27 Posts

Default

Just curious as to why you'd want to do this, that is, if you mean the final product. pH is most important in the mash and to a lesser degree, the boil. The pH of beer is typically in the low 4s. It is brought down to this pH through the mash, boil, and fermentation.

You could test it with a meter (expensive) or the pH strips made for the pH ranges specific to brewing. You can get them at any LHBS and they're accurate enough when you consider the expense and calibration of a pH meter.

__________________

END TRANSMISSION

menschmaschine is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2009, 03:39 AM   #3
thooper41
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 55
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by menschmaschine View Post
Just curious as to why you'd want to do this, that is, if you mean the final product. pH is most important in the mash and to a lesser degree, the boil. The pH of beer is typically in the low 4s. It is brought down to this pH through the mash, boil, and fermentation.

You could test it with a meter (expensive) or the pH strips made for the pH ranges specific to brewing. You can get them at any LHBS and they're accurate enough when you consider the expense and calibration of a pH meter.
Guessing by being his 2nd post he was really trying asking who tests their mash pH while doing AG brews. I use 5.2 stabilizer and dont test currently but will switch to testing then ajust w/brewing salts once I get a pH reader.
__________________
thooper41 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2009, 03:55 AM   #4
rocketman768
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rocketman768's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Evanston, IL
Posts: 1,086
Liked 22 Times on 19 Posts

Default

If you're asking about the mash, I test with pH strips and get 5.4 with the correct amount of of pH 5.2 stabilizer :-/. So, I have been using 4/3 times the recommended dosage.

rocketman768 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PH testing and Starch Testing. Orfy All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 18 03-28-2009 05:28 PM
Testing FG PeteOz77 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 12-31-2007 11:11 PM
Testing done!!!! howlinowl All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 06-10-2007 08:29 PM