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Offline Albert

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Ph indicator sticks. Any suggestion or experience?
« on: December 05, 2012, 04:07:05 PM »
Hi everyone

I'm trying to know a little bit more about the ph of the cheeses I made. A ph meter is too much money and maybe I will buy ph sticks. Any suggestion or experiences are welcome. Do it works well? Any specific kind of sitcks?

Thank you in advance.


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Re: Ph indicator sticks. Any suggestion or experience?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 01:03:14 PM »
Hi Albert, I have the same problem and an "old cheese" on this site advised me to try acid titration method to assess the ph. This involves using a chemical - I was able to get Methyl Red - which changes colour when a certain ph range is reached.  I don't have any experience with ph sticks. I want to try a swimming-pool tester kit which will offer a slight range of ph levels.

I wish there was a simple-to-operate ph tester that was also reasonably priced available for the hobby cheesemaker with a limited budget!

Good luck.  I hope that some more knowlegable people on this site will respond to your (our) question.

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Re: Ph indicator sticks. Any suggestion or experience?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 03:10:56 PM »
Thanks Banjoza for your help.


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Re: Ph indicator sticks. Any suggestion or experience?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 03:30:10 PM »
pH strips or "sticks" are generally not accurate enough for cheese making.
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