when mixing salt and water for pickle does the water have to be hot or cold be cause i only have cold water in my shop . what is the best ph- i am using saftee acid in my pickle.
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The only reason it should be hot is to help disolve to salt faster, that's all. If you only have cold water then it will just take longer for the salt to disolve.
As for Ph with the saftee acid, I run it around 1 to 1.5, it should be no more than 2.
Just to add to what Frank said,Make sure you recheck Ph about a hour after you put your cape or capes in,I like to keep a eye on it for the first 8 hrs then 1-2 times a day after that.
Saftee Acid is great product,Follow the directions and I'm sure you'll be happy with the results.