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Test range 2.8 to 4.4. Contains 100 strips.
Safe ferments should be below 4.4. Its ok to start a ferment above 4. Most ferments do best at a starting pH of 5.4
This range is good for wine, kombucha tea, Water Kefir, or vegetable ferments like sauerkraut, kim che, and especially garlic or other vegetables that have a higher alkaline level
Test the start of the ferment and then at the end.
To test Red Wine and Red Vinegar use activated carbon (like that used in aquarium filters) to help take the color out of the solution sample. This method doesn’t appear to affect the pH of the solution. The strip may also be tested for efficacy by dipping it into a solution of one cup of water and a capful of vinegar. You want to be sure that the pH has gone lower over the course of the ferment.
Remove one test strip from the vial.
- Dip the test pad into the solution being tested for 1-2 seconds.
- Remove the test strip and compare against the color chart within 10-15 seconds. Do not let the test pad dry before reading against the color chart.
Paper strips are not as accurate as a pH meter but they are cheaper, easier and faster and overall give a good reading.
- pH 2.8 - 4.4