Originally Posted by Frige
Got my new toy in yesterday
Calibrated it just like it says to do. The ph ends up being 3.04 so thats to low right? Whats next?
Well, that's low, but not quite dangerously so.
A little potassium carbonate might be in order, as mead type brews often suffer from pH swing, what with a low-ish pH and the build up of carbonic acid during a ferment (a.k.a. dissolved CO2) and some of the other organic acids that form and degrade during the ferment.
at 3.04, that's only what ? 4 to 5 100th's away from the danger zone, so bringing it back up maybe half a point should help some. Certainly take a bit of stress off the yeast.......