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quickerNu

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I have been too cheap so for to buy a pH test meter, but I did get some strips and pH buffer (5.2) to try and aid my mash efficiency. However, no matter how much or little I use, my strips turn a color nowhere near the range they are supposed to.
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/quickernu/phstrip.jpg

I am testing the water at about 150 if that makes any difference!
 

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yep, pH is affected by temperature, as are the reagents used to test pH. your color is getting skewed.

as long as you keep those strips air tight and room temp, they'll last a long time.
 

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