GETTING PH RIGHT

Submitted by Tom Van Durme on 2/6/02. ( tatink@localnet.com ) 207.251.216.239

i have the sportsman series video tapes from WASCO useing their formula for pickling 2 gal water 3 cups salt 2 taspoons acid crystals i cant get the ph down to 1.5-2 i have added more acid but i am afraid to add to much is this formula wrong or could my ph paper be bad any help would be great.

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Add more Acid!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 2/6/02. ( rittel@mindspring.com ) 165.247.2.45

Definitely add more acid. As a rule you will need 2 Lbs. of Salt and 6 ozs. of Citric Acid for 2 Gls. of water. Or - if its Oxalic acid that you are using then you would need 2 Lbs. of Salt and 1 Oz. of Oxalic Acid. Normally my PH drops to a 1.5. Then you should see your PH within that range unless your water is extremely alkaline. Using only 2 teaspoonfuls of Oxalic or Citric isnt enough acid to bring the PH down low. Are you sure this isnt being mis-read?


not teaspoons

This response submitted by Roger on 2/6/02. ( ) 67.232.34.121

substitute "tablespoons" for "teaspoons" and your results will be much more to your liking.


not teaspoons

This response submitted by Roger on 2/6/02. ( ) 67.232.34.121

substitute "tablespoons" for "teaspoons" and your results will be much more to your liking.


PH

This response submitted by Tim on 2/7/02. ( tjsimon@zoomnet.net ) 208.32.28.230

I would recommend a PH tester of the electronic kind that is all I use .They are way more accurate if calibrated.I got mine from Bruce Rittel.Makes everything much easier.


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