Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Proper pH measured mashing, here I come!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-06-2007, 02:09 AM   #1
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Southwest
Posts: 14,063
Liked 656 Times on 415 Posts
Likes Given: 65

Default Proper pH measured mashing, here I come!

I just got this on eBay! $25 total...it appears to be used. Hopefully it's as advertised.

Compare with this new one...$200!

If I hadn't won that one, I would've gotten one of these. Looks like a good deal, also. AHB sells them for $60.
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc
Yuri_Rage is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2007, 02:18 AM   #2
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adams, MA
Posts: 20,748
Liked 432 Times on 357 Posts
Likes Given: 109

Default

Nice!

I really need to start paying closer attention to PH. For now, I'll use the buffer and forget about it.
__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

That'll do, Pigley. That'll do.
the_bird is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2007, 02:30 AM   #3
MA_Brewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MA_Brewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northborough, MA
Posts: 376
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

I want to start looking at PH too, but it seems like the meters are a PITA to use, and the strips are not that accurate - the colors all look damn near the same between 5.2 and 5.7 on the strips I have. Maybe I need new strips
MA_Brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2007, 02:41 AM   #4
FlyGuy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FlyGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 3,618
Liked 149 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

That's a great deal. Wow. I am envious.

I have hard water that is low in calcium, so I am starting to think about mash pH for lighter beers. I was thinking of using a pH meter and adjusting with acid, so I would be really interested to hear how you like using this. I assumed they would be great, except MA Brewer says they can be a PITA. It would be good to hear what others think.
FlyGuy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2007, 03:08 AM   #5
chillHayze
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
chillHayze's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Columbus OH
Posts: 1,589
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MA_Brewer
I want to start looking at PH too, but it seems like the meters are a PITA to use, and the strips are not that accurate - the colors all look damn near the same between 5.2 and 5.7 on the strips I have. Maybe I need new strips
No, you are using the $1 ones I use. Made to test rain water or something.

It makes good beer so who gives a flyin ...?
__________________
RDWHAHB
Every little thing is gonna be alright.

chillHayze is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2007, 03:29 AM   #6
MA_Brewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MA_Brewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northborough, MA
Posts: 376
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chillHayze
No, you are using the $1 ones I use. Made to test rain water or something.

It makes good beer so who gives a flyin ...?
But there can always be better beer
MA_Brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2007, 03:38 AM   #7
chillHayze
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
chillHayze's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Columbus OH
Posts: 1,589
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MA_Brewer
But there can always be better beer
touché.
....
__________________
RDWHAHB
Every little thing is gonna be alright.

chillHayze is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2007, 01:10 PM   #8
MA_Brewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MA_Brewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northborough, MA
Posts: 376
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyGuy
I assumed they would be great, except MA Brewer says they can be a PITA. It would be good to hear what others think.
Yes, please listen to others! I don't even own one, because I *think* it will be a PITA to have - you have to calibrate it each time, with two different solutions I think, and then store it in a special solution. Then, the measurment tip only lasts about a year, and costs $45 or so to replace - that is my understanding, anyway.
MA_Brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2007, 06:24 PM   #9
Trappist Artist
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 113
Default

Calibration takes almost no time at all, just need to make sure you've got the buffer solutions ready! This seems like a nice find, let me know how it works!
Trappist Artist is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2007, 08:20 PM   #10
brewman !
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,381
Liked 24 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

Here is a pH sensor for $78 that one could easily integrate into the mash monitor microcontroller system. One could monitor the temperature of the mash as well as the pH.

This sensor works to 80C (176F). You have to be careful when looking at these things because some of them are not rated for high temperatures.

http://www.vernier.com/probes/ph-bta.html
__________________
Getting back into brewing...
brewman ! is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mashing - Temp Controlled "Step Mashing" ? WheeledGoat All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 9 01-15-2015 03:35 PM
Mash Efficiency, first time measured IXVolt All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 06-29-2009 05:20 PM
Steam Mashing vs Decoction Mashing Spine All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 08-28-2008 06:40 PM
Oops, measured OG before topping off CallMeZoot All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 02-11-2008 07:21 PM
Oops, we measured only 1 gallon of water for the wort, what will the results be? TheSchwill Extract Brewing 6 01-08-2008 02:40 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS