Acidity plays an important role in many forms of fermentation. The lower the pH, the more acidic your product. The more acidic your product, the safer your product. However, pH it is difficult to taste, see or smell precisely. That is why pH strips exist. These strips in the perfect 0.0-7.0 range for all your fermentation projects.
What is pH?
The pH is a measure of the acidity of an watery solution. The pH of a neutral watery solution is around 7. At room temperature, acidic solutions have a pH lower than 7, and thus a high acidity. Alkaline solutions have a pH higher than 7 and therefore lower acidity.
About pH in fermentation
Acidity plays an important role in many forms of fermentation. The lower the pH, the more acidic your product. The more acidic your product, the safer your product. In general at a pH below 4.6 your fermented product is safe. However, pH it is difficult to taste, see or smell precisely. That is why pH strips exist.
About pH strips
Many pH strips on the market measure the full range of 0-14. This isn’t of interest for home fermenters. Consequently they are also very inaccurate. Our pH strips measure 0.0 to 7.0, exactly the range we are interested in.
How do you use pH strips?
Dip the pH strip in the liquid to be measured for a second or so, and compare the color with the control colors.
What can you use the pH strips for?
Some examples: fermented vegetables, yoghurt, kombucha, water kefir, and other fermented drinks, vinegar. Please note, you cannot measure pH properly in semi-solid products such as cheese or sausage using these strips .
- 100 single use pH strips 0.0-7.0
Buying pH strips for fermentation?
Order your pH strips at startercultures.eu, the European webshop for all your fermentation needs. By Meneer Wateetons, renowned Dutch fermentation expert and author. Order on weekdays before 3 pm and we’ll ship the same day. Questions on the usage of pH strips? Ask them in our chat, we’re here to help!
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