Ideal Starting/ finish PH

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Ideal Starting/ finish PH

Postby B-Man » Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:46 pm

I tried searching but PH gets ignored in the search so a little hard to find information about it...

What's the Ideal starting/ finish PH. I ran a 200L TFFV with a starting PH of 6.58 and finished at 6.42.
I have always heard of the PH crashing during ferment but this basically didn't move.
What should I start my PH at.
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Re: Ideal Starting/ finish PH

Postby bluc » Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:39 pm

5.5 is considered a good starting point. I dont worry about ph unless I have an issue..
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Re: Ideal Starting/ finish PH

Postby B-Man » Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:43 pm

What's the ideal finishing PH?

since mine have all ran fine without adjusting my PH I haven't really bothered but now have a PH tester and figured I should because I can. and it might make it taste better/ finish earlier...?

I will have to adjust PH a bit and see if it goes any better. Happy wife happy life.... same goes for the yeasties.
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Re: Ideal Starting/ finish PH

Postby RC Al » Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:06 pm

Finnish isnt really an issue
Good to keep notes to see if anything needs a bit of help in the initial mashing for next time though :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Mine mostly finish in the 3's - but i usually only measure that when they stall :think:
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Re: Ideal Starting/ finish PH

Postby B-Man » Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:08 pm

RC Al wrote:Mine mostly finish in the 3's - but i usually only measure that when they stall :think:


Roger. will have a play. try and keep it around the 5-5.5 and see what the results are
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Re: Ideal Starting/ finish PH

Postby bluc » Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:31 pm

On sugarheads unless they crash to low and stall is not really enough of a concern. On an all grain mash starting ph plays big role in mash conversion.
All grain mash generally dont crash because the grain is a great ph buffer and will stop it stalling...
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