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Posted in thread: <$20 pH meters on 08-27-2016 at 10:23 PM
Any pH meter that costs less than $300 is a toy.There was a time, not that long ago, when this
was true but it isn't any more. There are a couple of meters out there at around $150 that are
Posted in thread: K Type Thermocoupler +/- on 08-26-2016 at 09:59 PM
When I was practicing Omega Engineering used to provide these very elaborate catalogs in hard
cover which took up over a foot of shelf space and had volumes for Temperature, Pressure, pH
Posted in thread: K Type Thermocoupler +/- on 08-26-2016 at 08:07 PM
Regarding what wire to use for connections, it really does matter, but it's been a long time
since I looked at the details. Actually it doesn't (with one caveat) and here's why. A lot of
people think ...
Posted in thread: <$20 pH meters on 08-26-2016 at 04:07 PM
Floating between 3.9 and 4.1 represents error of 0.2 which can make a heck of a lot of
difference in the finished beer. With ±0.02 technical buffers you should be able to read pH to
about ±0.02 or eve...
Posted in thread: Water Report - Brewing Double IPA on 08-26-2016 at 03:58 PM
Thank you aj....... Appreciate the analysis... Could I use salts to acheive the same effect? My
sulfates might not be as high but my PH looks good and Ive avoided too much (if any) lactic
Posted in thread: <$20 pH meters on 08-26-2016 at 02:04 PM
Sometimes you get lucky but the probability is much higher that you will be disappointed with
inability to hold calibration (instability: see pH Calibration Sticky under Brewing Science) as
Posted in thread: K Type Thermocoupler +/- on 08-26-2016 at 01:56 PM
No. Just be sure it is the same wire for both pins.
Posted in thread: LaMotte BrewLab Plus on 08-26-2016 at 01:50 PM
You may well find that as you gain experience in using the kit your accuracy will improve with
the alkalinity, hardness and chloride tests and perhaps even with the sulfate and, as the
accuracy of the...
Posted in thread: Water Report - Brewing Double IPA on 08-26-2016 at 02:00 AM
It is certainly generally true that the less alkalinity there is in the water the easier it is
to make beer as the brewer must dispose of alkalinity one way or another if he is to make a
decent beer. ...
Posted in thread: Water Report - Brewing Double IPA on 08-26-2016 at 01:43 AM
Yes, lactic acid is pretty strongly flavored but it is a pleasant flavor so it is hard to say
how much is too much. You are fighting quite a bit of alkalinity here. One way to avoid
possible problems ...