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Experimental Brewing 159 - pH with Martin


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#1 denny

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Posted 20 September 2022 - 11:55 AM

https://www.experime...e-159-ph-martin

The subject of water and most importantly, pH can be utterly confounding. Buffering capacity, acids, salt concentrations, "measurements expressed as" and temperature add to a mix of questions that baffle even experienced brewers. We sit down with Martin Brungard to work through common questions we see online to see if we can get answers!



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Posted 20 September 2022 - 12:04 PM

Sounds like a great episode.

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Posted 20 September 2022 - 12:50 PM

Sounds like a great episode.

Based on question I've had that I think most homebrewers have, too



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Posted 21 September 2022 - 03:51 PM

I've been using his calculator for the past year and a half or so. I think my beers have improved immensely.

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 11:58 AM

I've been using his calculator for the past year and a half or so. I think my beers have improved immensely.

It's made it so I seldom need to use my pH meter any more



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Posted 28 September 2022 - 10:40 AM

It's made it so I seldom need to use my pH meter any more

No doubt. I think pH meters are not a bad idea if you're using unfamiliar water. But once you get things dialed in, they're more trouble than they're worth keeping them calibrated, keeping the probes wet, etc. Now I just trust Bru'n Water.



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Posted 28 September 2022 - 10:54 AM

even though my water is municipal I think it changes over time.  not a ton but enough to throw off my predicted pH numbers.



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Posted 28 September 2022 - 11:25 AM

No doubt. I think pH meters are not a bad idea if you're using unfamiliar water. But once you get things dialed in, they're more trouble than they're worth keeping them calibrated, keeping the probes wet, etc. Now I just trust Bru'n Water.

My water has been incredibly stable (and great) for nearly 25 years, so that's no a worry for me.  But I do check the first time I do a new recipe.  However, I tend to brew the same recipes over and over again, so seldom needed for me.




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