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Old 11-12-2010, 07:13 PM   #1
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Those who have one.... What did you learn about your process (besides actual ph)?

How often did you have to make changes to be at the optimal ph range ?

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Old 11-12-2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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I learned that brewing was more enjoyable before I bought this fecking meter.

 
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:56 PM   #3
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I learned that by the time I get a sample cooled and remember to check it, the boil is half over.

 
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:15 PM   #4
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I learned that brewing was more enjoyable before I bought this fecking meter.
LMAO! It just adds more variables to dick around with.

 
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:20 PM   #5
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I learned with Kai's pH meter that my pH was way off, even with the addition of the 5.2 buffer, and that's probably why my efficiency sucks. I also learned with his meter than my "good" pH strips are off by ~0.4.
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:57 AM   #6
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> "I learned that my ph was way off.."

So what did you do about it?

Are there any other conditions than

o My ph is on target - woohooo! (Wasted $60 bucks)
o My ph is too high - damn, add some acid in there....
3 months later (ph is on target, now I wasted $60 bucks.)

Obviously conditions change for each recipe, but are recipes here generally good on ph ?

( I also want the meter to test the pool ph - stupid color strips don't look like any color.)

 
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:18 AM   #7
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Well, Kai added some kind of chemical to adjust my pH, he's way smarter than I am. Since I don't own one myself, that was just a one-time thing - but at least I know know where my efficiency problems are likely arising from.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:13 AM   #8
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1. Best $80 I ever spent on brewing.
2. My pH at dough in is usually higher than I would like (my water has RA = 12).
3. I almost never want to add alkalinity.
4. The best spreadsheets are bad at predicting pH. The most popular spreadsheet is horrible at predicting pH.

 
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:50 PM   #9
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I learned that the PH of my water, filtered city, varies a lot (7.2-8+). That's probably why my standardized adjustments didn't always work exactly as planned.
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