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Acid Testing Kit

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Acid Testing Kit

SKU: 7710

A wine that is too high in acid will have a harsh tart or acidic taste. If the acid level is too low, the wine will taste flat and bland. Use this Acid Testing Kit to test the acid level of your must, then adjust accordingly. Our Useful Downloads above will help you with what is the proper level of acidity for my wine, and how to adjust you wine, if needed. This kit comes complete with test vial, syringe, color solution, sodium hydroxide and detailed instructions.
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A wine that is too high in acid will have a harsh tart or acidic taste. If the acid level is too low, the wine will taste flat and bland. Use this Acid Testing Kit to test the acid level of your must, then adjust accordingly. Our Useful Downloads above will help you with what is the proper level of acidity for my wine, and how to adjust you wine, if needed. This kit comes complete with test vial, syringe, color solution, sodium hydroxide and detailed instructions.
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3.8 / 5.0
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Adequate
I am a chemist and decided to buy the kit because of the price. I have never done a titration using a syringe, but it was good for determining a rough value for total acidity in terms of tartaric acid. I was a little skeptical at first but it did the job. It was very easy to use and I double checked the value using a pH meter,a buret, and my own solution of NaOH to make sure it was correct. The kit works well and is worth it.
May 27, 2012
Only measures tartaric acid
I used this product a few times and always got a low acid reading. Being a novice wine maker at the time I didn't understand the different types of acids. After learning a bit more and looking back at the instructions I realized it only measures tartaric acid, which is the principal acid in wine grapes. If you are making wine from other fruits whose principal acid is malic or citric, or are taking a reading after the addition of acid blend (which is a blend of all 3) you aren't getting a correct reading.
July 31, 2015
works well
works well
February 4, 2016
Works
Pretty simple testing method. I had no problem getting the right result.
September 24, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Works fine
I was a little worried after reading previous reviews but if you take the time to read and understand the directions you should have no problem using this kit. It worked perfectly for me._x000D_
October 8, 2012
Helpful, but maybe not for the beginner
Knowing the acidity is a very handy tool in wine making. With most kits and other recipes you find in books or online the acidity should be within tolerable range. Lots of recipes will even tell you how much acid blend to add. I would recommend using this kit if you are making your own recipe or if you are making wine from fruit as you cannot predict a whole lot about a given batch of grapes, strawberries, etc._x000D__x000D_Very helpful if you have some winemaking experience. A little confusing and difficult to get a reading if you are just starting out.
June 4, 2013
Inexpensive and works
A pH meter is best, but then you also have to buy all the solutions and replacement electrodes. This kit is much cheaper and it works. The problem is you have to do it correctly and the directions aren't always clear. Its a little clunky as you have to gauge different shades and they can shift back._x000D_I still recommend it.
November 10, 2013
Plusses and minuses
It is hard to use and requires you have good eyesight and look at the color changes in good light. With a little practice it's usable. Maybe not for everyone, but it's not like it doesn't work.
January 3, 2014
Cheap but hard
Much less expensive than a pH meter with all the "potions" (storage, 4.00, 7.00) it requires. But it took me a while to read it properly. Patience and good light is what you need.
February 5, 2014
look elsewhere
I don't think it's especially accurate, and it's kind of a pain to work with. Hard to use and see the results. Read and re-read the instructions.
September 27, 2013
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Can this be used to test for acetic acid on vinager in the 4% to 6% range ?
A L on Aug 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This test is designed for overall acidity in wine and the range is not high enough to measure that high an acidity.

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