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Beermaking pH Paper

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The Beermaking pH Paper has a pH range from 4.6-6.2. These papers make it easy to test your water's pH balance to be able to make adjustments as needed. Dip a test strip in your water, and in less than 5 seconds you will get your reading. A color chart that comes with the strips will tell you the pH level of your water. The ideal pH for most beers is 5.2. A less accurate but more economical way to test the pH of your mash than the pH pen. 100 strips per vial.
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4.5 / 5.0
19 Reviews
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Easy to use, quick results
I see no reason to get a pH meter while having these strips handy._x000D_They give fast results without having to do anything._x000D_They might not be as accurarte as a meter but they seem ok.
January 12, 2014
Cheap and Easy
These are great. Super cheap, they work, 'nuff said.
November 19, 2012
Does the trick
Cheap, easy, fast, makes me feel better that my time brewing is starting off right.
January 20, 2013
Good range but not exact, if you want exact.
I struggle with water issues based on dark beer vs. light beer. And I have a water softener, which adds alkalinity, so I turn it on for darker, and off for lighter beers, as the crystals and dark specialty malts add acidity. Palmer says 5.2 - 5.6 is the best range for any mash, and this paper does that well. You don't have to worry about colors that fall outside of that, since you are dialing in to such a narrow range. But if you need to know exactly what your pH is, this is not your solution. I call it beer between the 5.0 and the 5.8 color swatch -- and get few complaints. Of course that could just be because it's free beer!
February 19, 2013
Works as Stated
I find that these are inexspensive and apparently accurate but after using them four times for four different 5 gallon batches I found that my tap water is fine and always within range. I no longer test the water so the remaining 96 strips will outlast me.
March 20, 2013
Nerd out.
I like these because it's been fun to nerd out on the pH of batches at various stages, and adjust as needed. If you do enough things like this, you eventually do improve the quality and flavor of the beer, as well as improve your own understanding. _x000D_
March 25, 2013
Cheap alternative to pH meter
These test strips are a cheap alternative to a digital pH meter. The paper is much less accurate but at a fraction of a price. If you decide that you want to start monitoring the pH of your brew then I would start here just in case you think it's an unnecessary step.
March 31, 2013
works ok
These work if you know how to use them. Take a sample out, dip it in that sample, let it sit for a while, then read the color. They are less expensive than a pH meter, but if you plan on checking your pH a lot you might want to think about getting a pH meter.
April 28, 2013
Good for a check of general water conditions
I got this just to find out what my tap water PH was. I don't check often just wanted to get a feel to make sure it's in the correct range. _x000D__x000D_Like others have said they are not super accurate especially considering you have to "eye ball" the color scale. For $6 it's worth it to know that my water sources isn't screwing up my beers!
May 18, 2013
Gives me a rough idea if I'm in the range
The pH strips aren't super accurate but at least I know that I'm not way off my pH. So for teh price and convenience I like them.
September 14, 2013
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