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Old 02-23-2011, 05:13 AM   #1
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Default Hanna Beer Industry Ph Meter

So after becoming extremely frustrated with ph strips and a pen ph meter that will not calibrate, I have decided to spend some serious cash on a ph meter.

As anyone used or heard about the Hanna Instruments HI 99151 Portable Waterproof Portable pH Meter/Temperature Meter For Beer?

Here is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Hanna-Instrume...8437631&sr=1-5

Let me know what you guys think or if there is another comparable unit. Thanks!


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Old 02-23-2011, 05:18 AM   #2
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I don't get why it's for the beer industry. Plenty of electronic pH testers adjust for temperature.

I've never had a problem with the pH strips and have confirmed their accuracy at my day job using the lab's pH tester (cost about $5,000 each).

Wish I could help you more. Is there a place you can send your water to test for pH instead of spending nearly $300?


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Old 02-23-2011, 06:00 AM   #3
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I have one of these Hanna meters I see at $39 below;
http://www.amazon.com/Hanna-Instrume...d_sbs_indust_3

It came in a master pond water test kit with 5 different tests involved.
It hadn't failed me in 8 years used every other day, dropped into the pond, beat, recalibrated with distilled water plus buffer solutions. Still hold accuracy.
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Why not just get one of these if you want a digital handheld? It takes the same measurements and is less than half the cost of the Hanna.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Milwaukee-MW102-...item3efbba8006
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This is a pH meter designed for use in a large scale brewery. Lots of design modification for ease of use/protection when you drop it from a ladder, that kind of thing. Those design modifications are expensive. For home use they are pretty much unneccesary.
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This is a pH meter designed for use in a large scale brewery. Lots of design modification for ease of use/protection when you drop it from a ladder, that kind of thing. Those design modifications are expensive. For home use they are pretty much unneccesary.
Unless you let Luther use it.

At 8 years use not being gentle plus a few times dropped in the pond it's still working and accurate the $39 Hanna I posted above. Unless a $112 unit falls from the sky i'll repace with another $39 Hanna should this meter fail.


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