Harris Beer Acid Test Strips (50 strips)

B2B-2615

Regular price £4.75
12 in stock



Beer pH Indicator strips measure 5 different pH values and packs contain 50 strips. The colour ranges are 4.6, 5.0, 5.4, 5.8 and 6.2.

These pH strips are very easy to use – the best time to apply them is about 5 minutes into the mash. Just dip the swab strip into the mash for 2 seconds then remove it. Shake off any excess liquid then compare against the colour chart on the packaging within 30 seconds.

When mashing, obtaining the correct pH level is important for optimum results. If the pH of the mash is wrong, your beer may develop off-flavours. However, if the pH balance is correct, your beer will achieve a better fermentation, better clarity and ultimately a better taste.

pH of the mash.
The best way to produce great beer is to ensure your mash has the correct pH. The optimum pH reading is between 5.0 and 5.4. The pH value of your mash may vary each time as it depends upon the water and the quantities and types of malt used. In most cases, the pH will be too high, so you will need to increase acid levels to achieve a pH reading of 5.0-5.4.

Increasing acidity (lowering pH)
To increase acidity you will need to add an acid to the mash. Lactic Acid is the preferred way as it mixes well with the beer flavours. It is available in either liquid or powder. Add the Lactic Acid to the mash and stir to mix, then retest the pH. Repeat until you get the desired reading. You can also use Gypsum as a substitute.

Removing acidity (increasing pH)
To raise the pH of a mash use Calcium Carbonate (Precipitated Chalk) to the rate of 1g per gallon. Stir in thoroughly to mix then retest.

SHOPPING AND ONLINE DELIVERY METHODS

In normal circumstances we aim to despatch all orders received before 2pm the same working day via the method of shipment chosen at checkout, however, with the restrictions and safety measures imposed by the Covid-19 outbreak this isn’t always possible however if you choose express delivery we will endeavour to ensure your order is despatched that very same day.

We offer FREE STANDARD DELIVERY for all orders over £59 to most regions of the UK.

For orders under 5Kg, we usually use Royal Mail.

For any order over 5Kg we use DPD who can handle heavier and bulkier packages.

Unfortunately, for certain regions within the UK there is an extra charge for delivery, as per the table below (Postcode Areas with Delivery Surcharge)

STANDARD DELIVERY TO MOST REGIONS OF THE UK

  • £3.95
  • Up to 5 Working Days
  • Insured Delivery Service
  • FREE for orders £59.00 or above

EXPRESS DELIVERY TO MOST REGIONS OF THE UK

  • £5.95
  • Order Before 2pm for
  • Next Working Day Delivery
  • UK Mainland Only
  • Any Express orders placed on Saturday or Sunday will be dispatched the next working day, ie Monday, unless a Bank Holiday.

POST CODE AREAS WITH DELIVERY SURCHARGE

Region Post Code Range Service Shipping Cost

Northern Ireland

BT1 - BT99

Standard - 2 Days

£ 15.00

Isle of Man

IM1 - IM9

Standard - 2 Days

£ 18.00

Channel Islands

JE2 -JE3
GY1 – GY10

Standard - 2 Days

£ 15.00

Scottish Highlands

AB36 - AB38
AB55 - AB56
FK17 - FK21
IV1 – IV39
IV52 - IV54
IV63
KW1 - KW14
PA21 - PA40
PH19 - PH26
PH30 - PH41
PH49 - PH50

Standard - 2 Days

£ 15.00

Scilly Isles

TR21 - TR25

Standard - 2 Days

£ 20.00

Scottish Islands

HS1 - HS9
IV40 - IV51
IV55 - IV56
KA27 - KA28
KW15 - KW17
PA20
PA41 - PA49
PA60 - PA78
PH42 - PA44
ZE1 - ZE3

Standard - 2 Days

£ 16.00

MORE DELIVERY INFORMATION

Due to size restrictions through some courier networks, some items are available on Standard Delivery only.

RETURNS INFORMATION

In the unlikely event you wish to return a product please contact our customer services via email to sales@brew2bottle.co.uk, stating your order number in the subject or via telephone 01254 315082. 

If for any reason your package arrives with signs of damage please sign for the package as damaged.