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Old 10-15-2008, 03:39 PM   #1
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what do you guys use to take your pH readings of the mash? I have an old kit that covers the entire range, however I can only assume that since brewers deal with a narrower scale, there might be something that is better. If a simple pH strip kit with color coding is accurate enough, what range might I look for?

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Old 10-15-2008, 03:45 PM   #2
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I use those goofy strips that barely work . . . and the magic 5.2 stuff.

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Old 10-15-2008, 03:49 PM   #3

I use one of these:

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Old 10-15-2008, 05:17 PM   #4
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My well water pH is 5.7, so I just assume.

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