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(100) 3ml Transfer Pipettes [Refractometer & pH Samples, measuring Star San]

Karter Scientific 206H3 3ml Graduated Transfer Pipette, Cap 7ml, 1/2ml Grads, 155mm (Pack of 100)

Transfer Pipette, 7.0ml Capacity, 3.0ml Graduated, Large Bulb, 155mm, 3.2ml Bulb Draw, Karter Scientific 206H3 (Pack of 100)

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  • Capacity: 7.0ml
  • Graduations: 0.5, 0.5ml to 3.0ml
  • Material: LDPE
  • Length: 155mm

Karter Scientific is a registered trademark in United States of America. To maintain quality control, authorized permission is required in the resale of our products. Karter Scientific liquid handling offerings include a full selection of sterile and non-sterile Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) transfer pipettes. LDPE is non-toxic and chemically inert to biological fluids and most acids and can withstand a temperature range from -50°C to 90°C. Pipettes may be heat-sealed and frozen in liquid nitrogen for sample preservation.


From HBF: Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.  prod:B005Z4QVZ4

 

Use for collecting refractometer samples, pH samples and more on brew day and beyond.

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “refractometer” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

You could also use these to dose out Star San for mixing 1 gallon batches.  See: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – you’d use the 3 mL marking, twice (total of 6 mL) to do that.

Transfer Pipette, 7.0ml Capacity, 3.0ml Graduated, Large Bulb, 155mm, 3.2ml Bulb Draw, Karter Scientific 206H3 (Pack of 100) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Consider: Globe Scientific 139050 LDPE Extra Long Transfer Pipet, Non-Sterile, 300mm Length, 23.0mL Capacity (Box of 100) – these are about 12″ long and, depending on the fermenter and batch size, are long enough to take refractometer samples from the fermenter.


General Hydroponics pH 7 Calibration Solution, 1 Quart

General Hydroponics GH1552 PH 7 Calibration Solution for Gardening, 1-Quart lab-chemical-buffers, natural

General Hydroponics GH1552 PH 7 Calibration Solution for Gardening, 1-Quart lab-chemical-buffers, natural

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  • General Hydroponics uses the highest quality electronic meter reference solutions
  • Growers can use our reference solutions widely among many popular brands of meters using the NaCl scale
  • General Hydroponics technicians check each batch to ensure that our solutions are exactly calibrated each time they are used
  • For calibration of pH Meters and electrode storages

 

General Hydroponics GH1552 PH 7 Calibration Solution for Gardening, 1-Quart lab-chemical-buffers, natural – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

100 x LabRat pH Strips 0-14 pH, .5 pH Intervals

Plastic pH Test Strips, Universal Application (pH 0.0-14.0, 0.5 pH Intervals), 100 Strips

pH Test Strips, Universal Application (pH 0.0-14.0, 0.5 pH Intervals), 100 Strips

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  • Ideal for testing Water, Soap, Soil, Kombucha, Beer, and much more!
  • Sold as One Case of 100 Plastic pH Strips
  • pH 0.0-14.0 Full Range Test Strips – Increments by 0.5 pH units
  • pH Color Chart Intervals: 0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0, 9.5, 10.0, 10.5, 11.0, 11.5, 12.0, 12.5, 13.0, 13.5, 14.0
  • Laboratory and Diagnostic grade pH test strips

 

pH Test Strips, Universal Application (pH 0.0-14.0, 0.5 pH Intervals), 100 Strips – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

TDS Meter [check your brewing water & double check your filter] – $7.99 + free prime ship

TDS Meter, Water Quality Tester Filter Pen, Accuracy Testing Water Quality for Drinking Water Purity Test, Swimming Pools, Aquariums, Etc.

TDS Meter, Water Quality Tester

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  • Highly efficient and accurate due to its advanced microprocessor technology, one measurement can be completed within 5 seconds.
  • Built-in Digital Thermometer, Display: Large and Easy-to-read LCD Screen.
  • Long battery life cycle: It’s used with 2pcs 1.5V batteries, can use more than 3 years, it will be power-off automatically after stop using in 5 minutes to save the battery.
  • High accuracy: +/- 2% Readout Accuracy Testing, the titanium alloy probe has high test accuracy, which can avoid the interference of magnetic field in water.

 

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

TDS meters are handy for checking your RO filter or for checking purchased distilled or RO water. Some water processors add minerals back for flavor. A TDS meter will allow you to make sure you’re getting what you want.

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TDS Meter, Water Quality Tester Filter Pen, Accuracy Testing Water Quality for Drinking Water Purity Test, Swimming Pools, Aquariums, Etc. – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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5 lb Milliard Citric Acid – pH Adjustment & Cleaning

5 lbs food grade citric acid

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  • The fine granular NON-GMO citric acid is a kitchen essential used in preserving, flavoring, and cleaning completely; preserves the Vitamin C content of a food product. Certified Gluten Free.
  • Adds an acidic or sour taste to meat, candy, soft drinks, and ice cream. It keeps fruits and vegetables fresh and food flavorful. Perfect for craft making, candy making, pH adjustment, water softening, and more!
  • Perfect for bath bombs, used as the main ingredient along with backing soda (sodium bicarbonate) to make the bath bombs fizz away!!
  • Helps in sprouting, canning, drying or freezing, bread making, conserving, and jarring. Can also be used as a natural cleaning agent.
  • Packed in our NEW durable resealable stand up bag which allows for long and safe storage. Available in 4 oz, 1, 2, 5, 10 & 50 pounds

 

 

Used for adjusting mash pH and by some for cleaning

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Milliard Citric Acid 5 Pound – 100% Pure Food Grade Non-GMO Project Verified (5 Pound) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

If you’re using this to adjust mash pH, I highly recommend an accurate gram scale

Compare: Citric Acid – via MoreBeer


Lab Rat pH Test Strips, Universal Application (pH 4.5-8.00)

Litmus pH Test Strips, Universal Application (pH 4.5-8.0), 100 Strips

Litmus pH Test Strips, Universal Application (pH 4.5-8.0), 100 Strips

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  • MEASURE pH LEVEL Our premium grade litmus pH test strips are ideal for testing the acidity in a wide range of products: water, human and pet urine, saliva, soil, soap, skincare, and more. These are laboratory and diagnostic grade pH test strips.
  • FAST RESULTS Take one strip from the pack and dip it into your solution. The strip color will change almost instantly. Quickly match this color against the color chart on the inside of the pack to obtain the pH. The number next to the matching color is your pH.
  • PROPER STORAGE To ensure accuracy, store these pH strips in their original packaging and in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.
  • pH FULL RANGE AND INTERVALS Our pH 4.5 – 8 test strips are offered in increments by 1 pH unit. The pH color chart intervals cover: 4.5 (acidic), 4.8, 5.1, 5.4, 5.7, 6, 6.3, 6.6, 6.8, 7 (neutral), 7.3, 7.5, 7.8, 8 (alkaline).

 

Litmus pH Test Strips, Universal Application (pH 4.5-8.0), 100 Strips – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Milwaukee Instruments pH600 pH Meter – $31.99, Save $8 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability

milwaukee ph meter

Milwaukee ph600 Ph Meter via MoreBeer

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A simple, low cost pH meter eliminates the guesswork of using pH strips.

Simple 1-point calibration, accuracy to 0.1 pH units, and a pH 0-14 range make this tester incredibly easy to live with. No more guessing at your mash pH!

Includes calibration screwdriver, batteries and user manual.

Milwaukee Part Number: pH600AQ


 

You can use a pH meter to check the pH of your water, mash, [test Star San effectiveness] and finished beer. [Related: All Grain Tips & Gear]

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Digital pH Meter (pH600) – 0-14 pH Range MT603

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(100) 3ml Transfer Pipettes [Refractometer & pH Samples, measuring Star San]

Karter Scientific 206H3 3ml Graduated Transfer Pipette, Cap 7ml, 1/2ml Grads, 155mm (Pack of 100)

Transfer Pipette, 7.0ml Capacity, 3.0ml Graduated, Large Bulb, 155mm, 3.2ml Bulb Draw, Karter Scientific 206H3 (Pack of 100)

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Capacity: 7.0ml
  • Graduations: 0.5, 0.5ml to 3.0ml
  • Material: LDPE
  • Length: 155mm

Karter Scientific is a registered trademark in United States of America. To maintain quality control, authorized permission is required in the resale of our products. Karter Scientific liquid handling offerings include a full selection of sterile and non-sterile Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) transfer pipettes. LDPE is non-toxic and chemically inert to biological fluids and most acids and can withstand a temperature range from -50°C to 90°C. Pipettes may be heat-sealed and frozen in liquid nitrogen for sample preservation.


From HBF: Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.  prod:B005Z4QVZ4

 

Use for collecting refractometer samples, pH samples and more on brew day and beyond.

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “refractometer” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

You could also use these to dose out Star San for mixing 1 gallon batches.  See: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – you’d use the 3 mL marking, twice (total of 6 mL) to do that.

Transfer Pipette, 7.0ml Capacity, 3.0ml Graduated, Large Bulb, 155mm, 3.2ml Bulb Draw, Karter Scientific 206H3 (Pack of 100) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Consider: Globe Scientific 139050 LDPE Extra Long Transfer Pipet, Non-Sterile, 300mm Length, 23.0mL Capacity (Box of 100) – these are about 12″ long and, depending on the fermenter and batch size, are long enough to take refractometer samples from the fermenter.


How Long Does Star San Last?

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Star San is my sanitizer of choice.  It’s food safe and no rinse.  Required contact time is one minute.  It has worked very well for me for quite some time and I’m convinced that it’s one of the most economical solutions available if you use the spray bottle method [See: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines]

How Long Does Star San Last?

With regards to mixed Star San Solution: The official answer is probably… you should mix a fresh batch each time you use it.  To really test the effectiveness, you need to titrate the solution and test the PPM.

Practically speaking, many homebrewers use and re-use Star San.  If you’re going to do that, the solution should be relatively clear and the mixture should have a pH of under 3.5.  Previously the recommendation I received from Five Star Chemicals was that the solution should by crystal clear, however, for bottles of Star San not older than 1 year (check the manufacture date on the bottle) crystal clarity isn’t necessarily a requirement.

More! Star San’s Shelf Life, Age & pH