PH Meter??

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PH Meter??

Postby ComradeQ » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:00 pm

Just wondering what everyone suggests for PH Meters to test the PH of meat? I have been trying to use paper but to be honest it is a difficult and imperfect way to test as half the time I end up checking and trying to decide which colour is the right colour, squinting, messing about and guessing. So, without spending a ton of money, what would be the best one to buy? I don't necessarily need the cheapest just something that is reliable and works properly. Suggestions??
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Re: PH Meter??

Postby quietwatersfarm » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:18 pm

Ours is a Hanna with a spear type probe. Easy to use, set and read.
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Re: PH Meter??

Postby ComradeQ » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:03 pm

quietwatersfarm wrote:Ours is a Hanna with a spear type probe. Easy to use, set and read.


Something like this? http://www.ebay.ca/itm/170543846662
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Re: PH Meter??

Postby quietwatersfarm » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:52 pm

No ComradeQ, that's for fish tanks I think. We have one called a HI 99163. Unfortunately they cost a bit more.

http://www.hannainst.com/usa/prods2.cfm ... e=HI+99163
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Re: PH Meter??

Postby ComradeQ » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:05 pm

quietwatersfarm wrote:No ComradeQ, that's for fish tanks I think. We have one called a HI 99163. Unfortunately they cost a bit more.

http://www.hannainst.com/usa/prods2.cfm ... e=HI+99163


Why is it always so expensive? Lol, $366 plus tax and shipping ... over $400 is more than I wanted to spend. Wonder if there is a cheaper option? Will have to keep researching ...
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Re: PH Meter??

Postby BriCan » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:46 am

ComradeQ wrote:Why is it always so expensive? Lol, $366 plus tax and shipping ... over $400 is more than I wanted to spend. Wonder if there is a cheaper option? Will have to keep researching ...


I do know of place (I used to work there) that used something along these lines with success :shock:

http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page ... 78&p=70504
But what do I know
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Re: PH Meter??

Postby wheels » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:16 pm

Funny how when your not trying to find something you just trip over it. I came across this:

http://www.digital-meters.com/chemical- ... h-220s-p74

The Adobe.pdf instruction manual says:

Spear Tip pH electrode ( included ), ideal for penetration pH measurement into soil, meats, cheese
and other type of measurements requiring sample penetration. The electrode features a very durable
glass measuring spear packaged in a rugged virtually unbreakable epoxy body


...and it's very nicely priced at <£50.

There's also another model that's a full set with solutions etc:

http://www.digital-meters.com/chemical- ... ph-212-p75

HTH

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Re: PH Meter??

Postby ComradeQ » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:37 pm

wheels wrote:Funny how when your not trying to find something you just trip over it. I came across this:

http://www.digital-meters.com/chemical- ... h-220s-p74

The Adobe.pdf instruction manual says:

Spear Tip pH electrode ( included ), ideal for penetration pH measurement into soil, meats, cheese
and other type of measurements requiring sample penetration. The electrode features a very durable
glass measuring spear packaged in a rugged virtually unbreakable epoxy body


...and it's very nicely priced at <£50.

There's also another model that's a full set with solutions etc:

http://www.digital-meters.com/chemical- ... ph-212-p75

HTH

Phil


Phil, a bit late I know but I wanted to thank you for the suggestion ... ordered the kit ... cost me $140 canadian with shipping. That was still the best price I have found even all the way from the UK
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Re: PH Meter??

Postby wheels » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:50 pm

I'm glad to be of help.

Does it work OK?

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Re: PH Meter??

Postby ComradeQ » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:04 pm

wheels wrote:I'm glad to be of help.

Does it work OK?

Phil


Seems to work perfectly on the two applications I have used it for (both liquids). I have not tried it with cured meat products yet but I will let you know when I do. I assume with the spear tip that you just pierce it into the salami to get a reading?
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Re: PH Meter??

Postby wheels » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:33 pm

I assume so. Quietwatersfarm or Brican would be the people to ask for that.

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Re: PH Meter??

Postby ComradeQ » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:47 pm

Sorry to resurrect an old thread but just wanted to post a warning ... that PH meter I bought well the first probe was broken when I removed from the package. Credit to Digital Meters they immediately mailed out a replacement probe ... on the third use the body of the "virtually unbreakable epoxy" probe just broke on me when I submerged in distilled water to rinse it off. This happened ages ago, sorry should have posted the update then. I notice that they have now discontinued the product, most likely because it broke so easily.

With that said I'm now searching for a replacement one and I think something more rugged is in order. Anyone ever use this one http://www.thermoworks.com/products/ph/ph-spear.html? Any suggestions on something similar?
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Re: PH Meter??

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Re: PH Meter??

Postby ComradeQ » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:54 am

wheels wrote:I've just bought a secondhand one of these:

http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/milwa ... /mw102.htm

With this electrode:

http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/milwa ... a920b1.htm

It may be an option.

Phil

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see http://www.eseasongear.com/mimwmaforfop.html


Just a thought ... the digital reader is still functional ... if I were to use that probe you linked to with the Lutron do you think it would work? Both have BNC connectors just wondering if that would make them interchangeable?
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Re: PH Meter??

Postby wheels » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:39 pm

I wondered the same thing, but I can't find anything online to either confirm or deny it.
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