Originally Posted by HickoryMike
From what I understand these meters can't handle typical mashing temps, but this is exactly the time when PH is important, right? Do you recommend drawing a sample and allowing it to cool before taking a PH reading?
If you could describe the practical application of this meter it would help dummies like me.
Most inexpensive pH meters can not handle mashing temperatures. If you need to check the pH of you mash tun you will need to draw a small sample which will cool down quickly.
Other applications are:
Checking the pH of your water to get better efficiency.
If you use iodine for sanitation, checking pH of your sanitizer lets you know how effective it is.