Just ordered a new pH meter! HI 99151

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RE: Just ordered a new pH meter! HI 99151

Unread postby Beerkench » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:10 pm

So far I've been using my local water report and Bru'nwater to guess my Mash Ph. I'm wondering how far off it actually is.
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RE: Just ordered a new pH meter! HI 99151

Unread postby cpa4ny » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:12 am

That's exactly what I used to do as well.

However, due to the monsoon, I get quite a bit of seasonal variability in water.

Hence I decided to measure vs taking educated guesses.
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RE: Just ordered a new pH meter! HI 99151

Unread postby Lgkex » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:14 am

The tip on my Milwaukee PH56 meter just died after about 12 months. I was storing in the Storage Solution. Milwaukee recommends using the Storage Solution but you can use 4.0 calibration solution. If you notice your meter taking longer than usual to get to the result you might need a new tip. I was re calibrating the unit thinking that was the problem. I started getting a WRNG error while recalibrating. Nothing in the manual about this error. I emailed support and was told the tip needed to be replaced. My tap water is PH 7. If I brew with dark malts the PH comes into range. If I brew with light malts I add Gypsum or lately I have been using 5.2 brewing salts. I use the meter to test the PH of the finished beer also.
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RE: Just ordered a new pH meter! HI 99151

Unread postby cpa4ny » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:00 am

Sounds like one year is about the lifespan of an electrode:

http://www.all-about-ph.com/ph-electrode-storage.html
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RE: Just ordered a new pH meter! HI 99151

Unread postby Beerkench » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:15 pm

How are the import duties into Singapore from U.S?
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RE: Just ordered a new pH meter! HI 99151

Unread postby cpa4ny » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:18 am

Amazon follows local tax authority's guidelines: http://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/page04.aspx?id=10832

For items that exceed SGD 400 (~USD 320), a 7% GST tax is imposed.
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