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need a reliable PH meter - suggestions?
« on: May 13, 2015, 05:44:55 PM »
None of the reviews I've read show a PH meter that sticks out as excellent.  You guys have any suggestions?
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Re: need a reliable PH meter - suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 05:46:32 PM »
None of the reviews I've read show a PH meter that sticks out as excellent.  You guys have any suggestions?

ive been happy with these, and prefer 3 digit resolution vs 2..e.g. 5.35 vs 5.3:

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/ph/8100ph_meter.html

http://www.amazon.com/Hanna-Instruments-HI98128-Temperature-Tester/dp/B0085WV6GM/ref=pd_sbs_328_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0QMCAR25R83NQXSZXBTC
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Re: need a reliable PH meter - suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2015, 09:03:40 PM »
Thanks Ken!  Went with the thermoworks meter you suggested.  Hope it will last a long time.
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Re: need a reliable PH meter - suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2015, 09:43:19 PM »

Thanks Ken!  Went with the thermoworks meter you suggested.  Hope it will last a long time.
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Re: need a reliable PH meter - suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2015, 01:51:47 PM »
Ken, are you having to calibrate this often?

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Re: need a reliable PH meter - suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2015, 07:13:36 PM »
I do usually do it once a month.....mostly because I'm brewing often every week. My first probe lasted 3 years before it went wonky, and that may have been premature because I wasn't using storage solution or the acid probe cleaner. Now if use both.


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Re: need a reliable PH meter - suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2015, 09:39:35 AM »
I'm not sure why you wouldn't calibrate it every time you use it. Takes only a few seconds to calibrate it and I find mine is often not calibrated correctly.