pH Indicator Strips

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These pH paper testing strips can be used to test fermented beverages such as Kombucha Tea and wine. Kombucha Tea is ready to drink when it registers at 4.0 or lower.

Testing Strip Range: 2.8 to 4.4

25 pH strips per vial

More information: pH testing is not a requirement for Kombucha brewing. In fact, most home brewers do not test the pH level of their batches. However, we do recommend pH testing if a person wishes to deviate from a standard recipe (e.g., use less sugar, use a tea other than black or green tea, etc.) or has a batch that appears to be culturing abnormally. Ultimately we recommend using good judgment and adhering to a standard recipe when brewing Kombucha Tea. If in doubt, test the pH level and never consume Kombucha Tea that looks, smells, or tastes unpleasant.

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  • From Brenda at 12/29/13 2:28 PM
    • How do you exactly use the test strip to measure the ph of Kombucha tea?
    • Simply dip the end of the strip that has the tiny paper pad into a sample of your kombucha for 1-2 seconds. In 10-15 seconds the strip will change color. Hold the small square up to the enclosed color chart to determine the pH. Kombucha is ready when it registers at 4.0 or lower.
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Excellent idea Review by Richard
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OK, I have to make a disclosure up front. I have not opened these yet. However, I have been using the ones that come with the kombucha starter SCOBY. They are the same thing and I'll use them until I run out, then open the ones I purchased.

When I placed my order for the starter SCOBY, the customer service rep (Anita) told me about these. It had not occurred to me that I would need them, but it makes perfect sense when you think about it. They are not exactly what I was expecting -- they are much better.

Remember high school science class (chemistry?). Well back in the day we had some test strips that turned one color if a solution was acidic and a different color if the same solution were a base (alkaline). But I digress.

These strips turn various shades or hues of green depending upon how acidic the solution is. The "pad" starts out almost blue. As it turns lighter shades of green, it indicates that the solution is more acidic. Pretty easy, right? It gets better. If you hold the test strip next to an indicator on the bottle it comes in, you match the shade of the strip to the shad on the bottle and it tells you the approximate pH value of your tea.

So there you have it. Well worth the money and so simple to use that even an old school guy like me can do it. (Posted on July 24, 2014)
Great Product Review by Sue
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Very easy to use. (Posted on June 18, 2014)
Practical easy to use.. Review by JOHN RICKETTS
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I like to keep track of condition of PH, keep notes of what I am making. Easy to use and see levels of PH... (Posted on June 16, 2014)
They help a lot to newbies Review by hijodelaluna
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They helped me a lot as I had never tasted kombucha so they give me an idea if things are going ok (Posted on June 8, 2014)
Very helpful Review by Nick
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I use them to check the pH of my kombucha. Although the color of the wetted test strips don't exactly match the swatches, they are very helpful for consistent brewing. (Posted on April 22, 2014)
Helpful & Easy to Use Review by Karen
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I'm using these to test the pH of my Kombucha. Super easy to use and very reassuring to know pH is in the right range. (Posted on April 21, 2014)
Great tool to have for beginners Review by RAY
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I just started making Kombucha, and these have been very useful in monitoring the process and learning how the taste corresponds to pH. These strips read a pH range of 2.8 to 4.4; however, it would be nice to have strips that read as low as 2.6, though these certainly help. (Posted on April 16, 2014)
Very Helpful Review by MelanieC
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These test strips been have been extremely helpful in calibrating my taste buds to my kombucha so it's not too sweet and not too sour. (Posted on April 7, 2014)
easy to use Review by suz
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I use the strips to test my krautchi / kimchi. Very simple and only takes a sec! (Posted on February 10, 2014)
Very helpful Review by Ceiba
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I like having these strips to test the acidity of the Kombucha. It's simple, just takes a second. (Posted on January 25, 2014)
Safety Review by Mother Judith
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Like the safety at being able to check the Ph in my cultured vegetables. I will always keep some available in my kitchen cabinets
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Excellent! Review by Amy
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Exactly as it appears in the advertisement. (Posted on December 27, 2013)
great to use Review by foxygrl
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I am using to test the acidity of my Kombucha tea. It helps to know if the KT is ready or not. I wish there was a clearer difference between the colors. would be easier to determine the acidity of the tea. But I do like it very much. (Posted on December 4, 2013)
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