Care and Use of pH probes

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Carnot
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Care and Use of pH probes

Post by Carnot » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:05 pm

Good husbandry of the pH probe is essential for good operation and long life. Irrespective of the meter brand the pH probe is the critical item. Here is a good website that will give good advice on making pH determinations and the use and storage of probes.

Many on this website have a Volcraft pH meter, as I also do. I am trialing a low cost alternative pH probe from eBay and will report in due course.

https://www.all-about-ph.com/ph-electrode-storage.html

Check out the whole site not just the one link.

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Re: Care and Use of pH probes

Post by peteturbo » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:48 pm

is it just me or does the link not work?
Looks interesting otherwise

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Re: Care and Use of pH probes

Post by thepatchworkdoll » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:46 pm

Link definately not wotking.
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Re: Care and Use of pH probes

Post by guypettigrew » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:32 pm

Definitely doesn't work. Shame, coz it's probably worth reading.

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Re: Care and Use of pH probes

Post by Dave S » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:36 am

Mind you, it is a year old that link.
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Re: Care and Use of pH probes

Post by Kev888 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:09 am

As an aside in the absence of the link: When I first bought my voltcraft pH meter it was with some doubt about the running costs wrt probes. But so far (in the occasional use of a homebrewing environment), simply washing and drying the probe after use and storing it in the provided solution seems to have been sufficient. I'm pleased to say that it has lasted years; whilst calibration and settling time indicate a little ageing, it is still working very acceptably.

I always cool to 20c before measuring though; partly because I don't accept the Automatic Temperature compensation, and partly because I understand it is kinder on the probe than hot wort.
Kev

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