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Offline roguejim

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What pH meter do you use?
« on: June 28, 2012, 01:07:00 PM »
I've read Kai's article on buying a pH meter.  I'm definitely in the "under $100 club".  I intend to use it for mash and kettle pH testing.  What pH meter do you have, or recommend for my purposes?  Thanks.

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Re: What pH meter do you use?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 01:10:07 PM »
I have this one.  http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/brewing/beer-brewing-equipment/testing-measuring/ph-measurement/milwaukee-ph55-ph-temp-meter.html

My wife gave it to me for Christmas.  It looks great in the box but I haven't used it yet.

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Re: What pH meter do you use?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 01:11:50 PM »
I use the one Kai uses, the MW-101. I have to calibrate before each use (those little recessed dials are very sensitive) but so far, so good. $65 on amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009YH06Y/ref=oh_details_o02_s01_i00 )

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Re: What pH meter do you use?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 02:08:14 PM »
I have this one.  http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/brewing/beer-brewing-equipment/testing-measuring/ph-measurement/milwaukee-ph55-ph-temp-meter.html

My wife gave it to me for Christmas.  It looks great in the box but I haven't used it yet.

Paul

That looks like the one I have had for a couple years.  It may be time to replace the electrode, because it takes a lot longer to calibrate at 4.0 than it used to.  Probably because I used to test hot wort, not knowing I should have cooled to room temps.
I'm happy with it and use it on almost all my mashes.
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Re: What pH meter do you use?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012, 02:51:12 PM »
I use the one Kai uses, the MW-101. I have to calibrate before each use (those little recessed dials are very sensitive) but so far, so good. $65 on amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009YH06Y/ref=oh_details_o02_s01_i00 )

You got a better deal than I found.  My new MW-101 was $78 shipped from a seller on Ebay.  It has proven to be a capable and reliable meter for me. 
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Re: What pH meter do you use?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012, 02:52:26 PM »
Jeffy - Scale can build up on the probe's electrode and slow the meter from settling on the final pH reading.  Try soaking your probe in a weak citric acid solution overnight.
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Re: What pH meter do you use?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2012, 02:57:56 PM »
I use the Hanna Instruments HI 98108 with ATC, $70 at LHBS.
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Re: What pH meter do you use?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2012, 04:28:25 PM »
Jeffy - Scale can build up on the probe's electrode and slow the meter from settling on the final pH reading.  Try soaking your probe in a weak citric acid solution overnight.

Will do.  Thanks, Carl.
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Re: What pH meter do you use?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2012, 05:40:50 PM »
Used to have the MW-101 – when it was time to replace the probe on that I moved the Hanna pHep5.

I'm much happier with the pHep5 – no questions when the bugger is calibrated and no questions about when your reading has stabilized.

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Re: What pH meter do you use?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2012, 06:18:20 AM »
I use an OakTon pH Testr2, which has been discontinued.  I got it originally for testing rain water pH long before I went to all-grain and started testing mash pH.
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Re: What pH meter do you use?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2012, 06:40:26 AM »
I use the one Kai uses, the MW-101. I have to calibrate before each use (those little recessed dials are very sensitive) but so far, so good. $65 on amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009YH06Y/ref=oh_details_o02_s01_i00 )

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I use the same meter.  I'm very happy with it.  I'm also confident with the results it gives.
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Re: What pH meter do you use?
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2012, 07:24:30 AM »
I use the MW102.  I haven't had any problems with the automatic calibration.  YMMV.
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Re: What pH meter do you use?
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2012, 11:08:30 AM »
I use a Hach HQ40d.
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Re: What pH meter do you use?
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2012, 11:20:13 AM »
my meter still is a piece of paper with a square on the end :o
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Re: What pH meter do you use?
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2012, 12:54:20 AM »
What do you guys think of this deal/meter?  Someone at Hanna recommended it to me.

http://www.amazon.com/Hanna-Instruments-HI-98127-Temp/dp/B003IKNJP2