What Ph Meter do you use?

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What Ph Meter do you use?

Post by Scratchy1971 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:57 am

I have been using the plastic strips, but have been thinking of upgrading. The meters I see at homebrew websites seem to have mixed reviews. Looking for a good quality meter that isn't a huge pain to store/calibrate.
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Re: What Ph Meter do you use?

Post by mchrispen » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:22 pm

AJ deLange over in homebrewtalk.com seems to be leaning toward a newish Hach pH Meter. He is a very respected brewing chemist.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f128/stabil ... er-449512/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f128/first- ... pa-443205/

I personally use a Milwaukee MW100 (no ATC) manual calibration meter. Has been extremely stable - of course I have to adjust for temperature which is fine. Other Milwaukees seen to have mixed reviews - seems to be a probe issue.

Some tips for shopping, calibration and stability testing:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/revised ... er-446437/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f128/ph-met ... on-302256/
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Re: What Ph Meter do you use?

Post by Scratchy1971 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:46 pm

Thanks for the help Matt. Also, enjoyed reading your blog and Bru'n Water walkthrough.
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Re: What Ph Meter do you use?

Post by mchrispen » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:29 pm

Hey thanks for the kind words. I am just repeating what I learn. AJ, Martin and others are really the experts.

Figuring out Bru'n has made the world of difference for my beers... hopefully that might translate into better placings this year.
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Re: What Ph Meter do you use?

Post by Scratchy1971 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:06 pm

Ordered the Hach Pocket Pro Plus after reading all the good reviews on HBT. Guessing I'm not the only brewer who has done so, since it is back-ordered until 2-28. Looks like I'm using the strips for one more batch.
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