Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Bad pH strips?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-14-2014, 12:53 PM   #11
mabrungard
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Carmel, IN
Posts: 2,765
Liked 192 Times on 165 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default

Are they paper strips or plastic? The paper strips are notorious for unreliability and a very finite life.

__________________

Martin B
Carmel, IN
BJCP National
Foam Blowers of Indiana (FBI)

Brewing Water Information at:
https://sites.google.com/site/brunwater/

Like Bru'n Water on Facebook for occasional discussions on brewing water and Bru'n Water

mabrungard is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2014, 02:09 PM   #12
CrazyP
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 68
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mabrungard View Post
Are they paper strips or plastic? The paper strips are notorious for unreliability and a very finite life.

They are plastic actually, and the packaging itself looks relatively new.
__________________
CrazyP is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2014, 03:02 PM   #13
tootal
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
tootal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Collinsville, Illinois
Posts: 338
Liked 69 Times on 51 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Double check the instructions. The latest batch we got required you hold it under the liquid for a minute before taking a reading. They seem to work well as we can follow our water treatment as we add a little phosphoric acid at a time.

__________________
tootal is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2014, 11:52 PM   #14
CrazyP
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 68
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tootal View Post
Double check the instructions. The latest batch we got required you hold it under the liquid for a minute before taking a reading. They seem to work well as we can follow our water treatment as we add a little phosphoric acid at a time.

It's worth a shot before I toss'em... The instructions actually say to dip for 1-2 seconds and then read after 15 seconds, waiting no longer than a minute to get a reading.
__________________
CrazyP is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2014, 01:24 AM   #15
hophop
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 178
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by masonsjax View Post
A $15 meter that has suitable resolution and is reliable enough for brewing? Got a link?

This is the one I bought. Reads perfect every time when I check the calibration.
Etekcity® PH-009 IA High Quality Digital Pocket Pen Type PH Meter & Digital Tester Hydro New
http://amzn.com/B00CH3QZSE
__________________
hophop is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2014, 12:33 PM   #16
CrazyP
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 68
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

$13 right now... For that price there isn't much to lose. Looks a lot like the pH meters I used in high school chemistry labs many moons ago.

__________________
CrazyP is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2014, 03:36 PM   #17
masonsjax
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
masonsjax's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 2,208
Liked 302 Times on 219 Posts
Likes Given: 301

Default

The resolution is pretty low and I don't think I'd entirely trust it for making on the fly adjustments, but for that price, it might be nice for confirming effects of calculated additions.

__________________
masonsjax 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 strips scobysurfer Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 2 06-01-2013 11:01 PM
PH Test Strips? ultravista General Beer Discussion 3 01-16-2012 02:19 PM
For Sale - Lot Of Barrier Strips MaxOut For Sale 3 07-18-2011 11:11 AM
PH levels with strips Aloha_Brew Brew Science 5 06-02-2011 01:21 AM
pH Strips quickerNu Equipment/Sanitation 2 02-24-2008 04:04 PM