A simple, reliable way to test the pH of your beer, no meter required!
Quickly test the pH of your mash with confidence using our colorpHast pH strips. These strips are high-quality and made not to run, so you are assured an accurate reading each time. Comes in packs of 100 strips.
If you do a internet search you will find there is a ton of information and opinions on the effectiveness of these strips. I have been using them for years and have been been happy with my end product. As stated in other reviewers posts you should adjust the reading up .3 to have a fairly accurate reading. There are other considerations. The strips have a five year shelf life if kept completely bone dry. I vacuum seal my strips between batches. They have a 1-2 year shelf life when exposed to air. The strips should be left in the wort sample for at least 1 minute and up to 10 minutes to get an accurate reading. I usually set a timer for 2 minutes.
I tried, but I just can't differentiate between the colours. It's alway "weeell.... it MIGHT be 5.6, or is that 5.8...?). Plus, you'll go through a lot of strips. I check pH of HLT, sparge, mash, constantly. Spend the $100 and and get the Hanna pH meter with ATC. It's worth it in my opinion.
I bought these after listening to a podcast with Jamil Z on the brewing network where he discussed their benefit. I've used other ph strips that are next to impossible to read. These strips, while more expensive than others, are much easier to read.