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Offline quattlebaum

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Final beer PH?
« on: June 28, 2013, 09:36:10 PM »
I have been measuring my PH at several points in my brewing process and wonder if anyone has a preference on their final beer PH of APAs and IPAs. My most recent one is 4.82 and finished at 1.010.

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Re: Final beer PH?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 09:46:31 PM »
I have been measuring my PH at several points in my brewing process and wonder if anyone has a preference on their final beer PH of APAs and IPAs. My most recent one is 4.82 and finished at 1.010.
4.8. is on the high side. Most beers are said to be in the 4 to 4.6 range. An IPA or APA would do well lower in the range.
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Re: Final beer PH?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 09:52:14 PM »
Good to know. I have been using PH strips and have recently received a my PH meter ( Milwaukee 101) and it has made a big difference. I was on the high side with the strips and this last IPA.

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Re: Final beer PH?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 10:59:51 PM »
A glass of beer, some phosphoric acid, and your pH meter would let you taste what your beer is like at a lower pH. ThenA-B with the unadjusted beer.
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Re: Final beer PH?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 01:16:34 AM »
Hmmm... May be I should get a pH meter.
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Re: Final beer PH?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2013, 11:37:19 AM »
When you say finished beer--carbonated or uncarbonated?

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Re: Final beer PH?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2013, 03:34:28 AM »
Uncarbonated. I recently did a Rye mild out of Zymurgy "Brewing on the ones" by Drew Beechum Nov/Dec 2012 and my mash PH was 5.38. Sparge water was 5.15 PH, Pre boil was 5.45PH and post was 5.13 PH. I was told this is a little low but we will see how it taste after the yeast gets done. Used West Yorkshire 1469. I am going off a beer style PH chart a came across. English ales 4 to 4.2 PH they say.

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Re: Final beer PH?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2013, 11:45:59 AM »
Just took the readings of my two on tap.  These were taken on carbonated beer.

Double IPA: 4.6
Belgian Blonde (pils recipe/3787 yeast): 4.2