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#301 Pjar

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 04:48 PM

Does anyone have a suggestion for ph test strips. I did a search and did not feel successful

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 05:24 PM

anywhere that sells pH testing for fish tanks, hydroponics, etc should have them.  Make sure to get ones in the 3-5 pH range as that is the desired pH target range.  As has been discussed before, test strips are better than nothing.  The color of the sauce can stain the test strip and make it hard to get a reliable reading.  If possible, get a pH meter and buffer/calibration solutions.  There are some pretty good units for less than $100 all in~

 

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 06:30 PM

Does anyone have a suggestion for ph test strips. I did a search and did not feel successful


Amazon would be a good place to start and I agree with SalsaLady PH test strips are better suited for clear liquids

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:53 AM

I bought this unit for the equivalent of $10.50 US. I use it all the time to check my pH.

 

https://www.lazada.c...iKu06q&search=1

 

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 06:40 AM

Just to make sure I understand the most basic outline...
So if I'm making a sauce, as long as it is <4.0 pH, the equipment has been cleaned/sterilized properly, and it is bottled properly (likely with HFH in my case), it should be safe for shelf storage?

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 10:40 AM

Yes.
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 07:17 PM

Just to make sure I understand the most basic outline...
So if I'm making a sauce, as long as it is <4.0 pH, the equipment has been cleaned/sterilized properly, and it is bottled properly (likely with HFH in my case), it should be safe for shelf storage?

 

Its only hot sauce.

 

Just make it.



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Posted 18 August 2018 - 07:25 PM

 
Its only hot sauce.
 
Just make it.


If only botulism felt the same!

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 07:39 PM

Better to ask again and be sure.


It is as simple as EM~ stated. But some people need to read all the ins and outs. And people 'understand' things from different angles.

For some, the whole original post is TMI, all they need is the ultra cliff notes of EMN1. Others need to know what percentage of vinegar to produce by weight will yield a finished equilibrium pH of 3.7492.

It's all good. We are here to help as best we can.
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Edited by salsalady, 18 August 2018 - 07:44 PM.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 07:49 PM

The information overload here is great. I truly could read posts on here for hours a day and not get bored with it.
Main reason for the question was because I was getting ready to finish and bottle my first ferment, and had read myself in enough circles that I thought I was missing a step.
Anytime I am making something that someone else is going to consume, I'm going to make darn sure I dont make them sick. Thanks for all the knowledge in here, SL!

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 08:26 PM

Glad the information helps.

There is info in this thread about processing ferments.
http://thehotpepper....d-other-things/

It is the same as what we have been talking about for heat processing, but sometimes people get confused with leaving the ferment active and refrigerated or hfh.

Edited by salsalady, 18 August 2018 - 08:28 PM.

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 05:28 PM

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 05:42 PM

What else would you like to know?
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Posted 15 September 2018 - 05:51 PM

He needs to know the link to the Black Bean and Corn Salsa SL 😎👍😏
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Posted 16 September 2018 - 07:38 AM

He needs to know the link to the Black Bean and Corn Salsa SL 😎👍😏

 

Does my heart good seeing you back around RM!!!!

 

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 12:56 AM

Thanks Smoke!
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