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Old 11-15-2008, 03:47 PM   #11
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Did you test your pH at room temp or mash temp? There's a pretty significant difference. 5.2 - 5.5 refers to pH at ~ room temp, IIRC (Palmer talks about it a bit).

I love the 5.2 buffer, it does exactly what people say and it's easy, but it might not be necessary for you.

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