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Offline Homecheesejack

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pH Tables
« on: September 10, 2013, 10:13:18 AM »
Hi,

I'm going to have a go at my first pH-checked cheese shortly, but I am having very little joy in finding cheese making pH tables. Does anyone know of a good resource (web, book, thread, etc) where I'd be able to find such a thing?

If I'm using the wrong board (apologies) would someone be kind enough to point me in the right direction?

Thanks

Jack


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Re: pH Tables
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 10:22:16 AM »
Which cheese, which culture, and what kind of milk? The markers are not absolutes, you have to marry them all together.
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Re: pH Tables
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 12:45:55 PM »
here are some general guidelines compiled by Forum member DJ Debbie
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Re: pH Tables
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 05:50:46 AM »
Dave,

You are a star, thank you - that's exactly the kind of thing I'm after. And thanks to DJ Debbie too.

Linuxboy - Once I have the cheese, milk and culture together, where would I go for the pH detail I'm looking for?

Jack. ;D

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Re: pH Tables
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 07:16:50 AM »
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Once I have the cheese, milk and culture together, where would I go for the pH detail I'm looking for?
Recipe, too. Ask here.
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Re: pH Tables
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 09:05:00 AM »
here are some general guidelines compiled by Forum member DJ Debbie
Be cautious here. Thanks go to Debi yes, but check Cheddar's marks: 6.5, 6.3, 6.45. Also, not too sure about the 25-40 psi marks.

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Re: pH Tables
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2013, 04:29:17 AM »
Boomer, Linuxboy, thank you, you are very kind.

The pH piece feels like a bit of a minefield but I can't wait to get started and see what impact of measuring it has on my cheeses.

What metres to do you recommend? I'm guessing you get what you pay for?

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Re: pH Tables
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2013, 07:06:48 PM »
I have had fairly decent luck with my Extech PH100. The company's customer service is top notch too.

YMMV.

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