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Old 12-03-2011, 07:31 PM   #1
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I am in the market for a good ph meter.
What is recommenced for one that wont break the bank, but will last 3 years or so if cared for.

I have a budget of 175$.


 
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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I do not own one and have not price shopped for any. I did however hear some tips on a podcast the other day. The suggestion was to get a bench meter that can monitor the life of the probe. The probe is a consumable item and will need to be replaced periodically.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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I have a Hanna pHep 5 that works great and costs about $85.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:50 PM   #4
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the problem with benchtop meters is the price. we are talking 350-1500.
Thats a little bit out of my price range.

what podcast was that?

 
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:52 PM   #5
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the problem with benchtop meters is the price. we are talking 350-1500.
Thats a little bit out of my price range.
Ouch, Like I said, I haven't looked.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:06 PM   #6
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Ouch, Like I said, I haven't looked.
Dont get me wrong i would love a lab coat and a benchtop to test all my beer.

She blinded me with science.


 
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:09 PM   #7
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morebeer is running a deal on one for $115 today looks really nice
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:29 PM   #8
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Dont get me wrong i would love a lab coat and a benchtop to test all my beer.

She blinded me with science.

Heck, I'd like a pack of 4-7pH colorphast test strips.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:44 PM   #9
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We use the Oakton pHTestr at work. They're waterproof, easy to calibrate, and have automatic temperature compensation. Replacement probes are ~$70.

Oakton Waterproof pHTestr 30 Pocket pH Tester - Oakton reg Waterproof pHTestr tm 30 Pocket pH Tester from Cole-Parmer

 
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:12 PM   #10
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Sorry Pipapat, I missed the podcast question. It wasn't a show on meters. It was just an aside. It was probably The Brewing Network's, The Jamil Show.
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