« on: March 14, 2012, 06:47:07 AM »
Mine looks like this:
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How old is your pH meter probe?
They last about 18-24mos if kept clean and wet in the proper storage solution.
Anyway, I check the mash pH about 10 min into the mash and the sparge after stirring for 2 min. I always calirate with 4.01 and 7.0 prior to the mash and the sparge. I typically get readings within +/-.02 upon calibration, so you either have a failing probe or stray voltage in your system. I recommend contacting Milwaukee and talking to their tech support folks.
One other thing to consider is your sampling temp. I always chill the mash sample down to RT prior to taking a reading.
Why not? Certainly doesnt hurt to try it out.
I admit to being underwhelmed.
I can see that, particularly if you are looking for a big rye character. Certainly, if you compare it to your recipe, its lacking. The rye that is there seems to add a twist that is subtle and not overbearing. I like that. And then the hop flavor and aroma is excellent.
Its just a good IPA in general, IMO.
I guess the only complaint I have is the orientation. The design appears to be for a left handed individual? Meaning one needs to hold it in their right hand to use and read and if they are to use the other hand at the same time it gets awkward if they are a righty.
My preference would be to hold it in my left hand, or have the probe swivel the 340 degrees and the read out flip so it can be read that way if needed.
So there's room for improvement.