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Old 10-16-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Which one should I pay more attention to? Which one contributes more to taste? To stability?

I got to thinking about this as I tested the PH on my cider the other day, and realised I was @ 3.8 and would need to add lots of extra kmeta to stabilize if I left it there. But too much malic (or whatever acid you use) will drastically alter the brew.

Wines, ciders, etc... how do you look @ the situation of Total acid and PH?



 
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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pH is a measure of your acid. Just follow that. Any base you add to neutralize will create water and salts. I don't know what that'll do to the taste, but I'd guess it'll change it somehow.



 
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:49 AM   #3
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"TA" is a bit of a misnomer as it is more properly thought of as a measurement of buffering capacity (in other words, resistance to pH changes). pH is a measure of H+ ion concentration, or acidity.

 
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:31 AM   #4
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*blink, blink* ok, true. But which do you keep you eye on during your prosess?

 
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