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Old 01-12-2013, 07:52 PM   #1
Jul 2012
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What's the best piece of test equipment to measure mash pH?



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Old 01-12-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
Nov 2010
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if you are going to measure and then compensate for the pH during the mash you need a meter that reads quickly and is temperature compensated. I bought one like this on Ebay. You still need to cool the wort but I use a metal measuring cup into which I scoop just enough wort for the reading and set it in ice water to cool. I do BIAB and with that I get conversion in less than 20 minutes so I need the reading quickly if I am going to adjust. This meter reads quickly enough for that.

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Old 01-13-2013, 07:29 AM   #3
Jul 2012
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I won't buy anything from Hong Kong anymore.
I use this one:
It has a replaceable probe, and mine has lasted years.
BTW, you also need some buffer solution. Get a bottle of 4ph and a bottle of 7ph for calibrating. You'll also want some storage solution, which is the same chemical as what is in the probe. It will help make the probe last a long time.
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