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Title: PH Meter Selection
Post by: wiley on September 21, 2010, 08:48:44 pm
For those of you in homebrewland using ph meters, what's your make/model? I'm interested in getting one, but would like some input. Thanks!
Title: Re: PH Meter Selection
Post by: bluesman on September 21, 2010, 09:01:04 pm
Here's the meter I am planning to purchase real soon.

Milwaukee SM101

http://www.atomicmall.com/view.php?id=1080372
Title: Re: PH Meter Selection
Post by: BarleynYeast on September 21, 2010, 09:05:29 pm
I read this article that someone pointed out on a previous thread. The meter that Kai shows in it looks great. http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php/PH_Meter_Buying_Guide
When my electrode on my current meter goes south, I will replace mine with the Milwaukee meter Kai shows in the article. You may also want to look into ph test stripes if you are not brewing often enough to justify the cost of a meter. I have never used them I hear they work pretty well. 
Matt
Title: Re: PH Meter Selection
Post by: hopfenundmalz on September 21, 2010, 09:09:51 pm
I have this one and like it.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/testing-measuring/ph-measurement/milwaukee-ph56-ph-temp-meter-martini.html

Title: Re: PH Meter Selection
Post by: wiley on September 21, 2010, 09:12:18 pm
I've been looking at a few through Colorado Scientific - www.sciencecompany.com

Specifically, one like this:
http://secure.sciencecompany.com/Hanna-pH-Meter-pHep5-HI98128-HI-98128-P6262C679.aspx

But, I'll have to take a look at the buying guide in light of the two examples - thanks!
Title: Re: PH Meter Selection
Post by: BarleynYeast on September 21, 2010, 09:12:26 pm
Here's the meter I am planning to purchase real soon.

Milwaukee SM101

http://www.atomicmall.com/view.php?id=1080372

Bluesman,
Here is the new mw101 for the same price.
http://www.eseasongear.com/mismsmphmesm1.html
Title: Re: PH Meter Selection
Post by: bluesman on September 21, 2010, 09:16:26 pm
Here's the meter I am planning to purchase real soon.

Milwaukee SM101

http://www.atomicmall.com/view.php?id=1080372

Bluesman,
Here is the new mw101 for the same price.
http://www.eseasongear.com/mismsmphmesm1.html

Hey thanks for that!
Title: Re: PH Meter Selection
Post by: BarleynYeast on September 21, 2010, 09:38:33 pm
I've been looking at a few through Colorado Scientific - www.sciencecompany.com

Specifically, one like this:
http://secure.sciencecompany.com/Hanna-pH-Meter-pHep5-HI98128-HI-98128-P6262C679.aspx

But, I'll have to take a look at the buying guide in light of the two examples - thanks!

The pHep5 is the meter that I current own. Its 18 months old and it’s still accurate, only it takes much longer to get a reading, longer to calibrate and needs to be cleaned more often than it did when it was new. I understand this is normal as the electrode gets older. Unfortunately I think I will need to replace my electrode soon.  I have read about forum user with the Milwaukee who are going on 3+ years without changing their electrode. Electrodes are also less expensive for the Milwaukee.
Matt
Title: Re: PH Meter Selection
Post by: wiley on September 21, 2010, 09:41:05 pm
Thanks for the info! This is exactly the type of feedback I was looking for!
Title: Re: PH Meter Selection
Post by: jeffy on September 21, 2010, 09:53:35 pm
I also have a Martini pH56 which I'm happy with.  It's a year old now and takes a bit longer to calibrate than when new, but I like the temperature reading that goes with it.
Title: Re: PH Meter Selection
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 22, 2010, 02:41:59 am
I think I will be also buying pH meter soon.
Thanks for the links.