How to Test pH in Soil: The Complete Guide

Ever wonder what else you can do to help your plants thrive? Try testing the pH of your soil! Robust plants start from the ground up, and maintaining healthy soil is the first step towards a successful crop. This all-encompassing guide will help anyone who is just starting out with soil pH testing. (And experienced…

What Type of pH Calibration Solution Should You Use?

pH calibration solutions, also called pH buffers, are an essential tool when measuring pH with a pH meter and electrode. While some users will try to make their own solutions to save money, these homemade buffers are not accurate or stable, and in the end, they will waste time and interfere with the accuracy of your results. A professionally made pH…

Measuring the pH of Sushi Rice

Sushi rice needs to be kept warmer than room temperature for best results when rolling sushi. However, this can create food safety risks which have caused health departments to crack down on practices around the handling of sushi rice. Most guidelines require that the pH of the sushi rice is maintained below 4.6 (Food Safety Guidelines for…

The Importance of Measuring pH in Milk

The measurement of pH in milk is important in testing for impurities, spoilage, and signs of mastitis infection. While there are a number of factors that affect the composition of milk, pH measurements can help producers understand what might be causing certain compositional changes. pH measurements are commonly performed at various points in a milk…

Picking Decisions Based on Analysis: A Winemaker’s Review

For any wine manufacturer who tries to minimise interventions into the natural winemaking process, when no chemicals can be added to adjust the wine – the taste and quality of the finished product highly depend on grape characteristics which change dramatically with the picking date. Irina Santiago-Brown from Inkwell Wines explains how making a right picking decision is…

Monitoring Water Filtration at a Brewery

Although consumers focus on the flavour and alcohol content in beers, brewers know that the vast majority of their product is water. Water is what makes many of the well-known beers of the world so unique. For example, the Pilsen region of the Czech Republic is known for producing the pilsner, a pale golden lager…