"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Farm to Table > Canning and Preserving
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-03-2020, 04:41 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Texas
Posts: 2
Testing Acidity levels

How do I check the ph levels in jellies and jams? A

jellyisfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2020, 07:37 PM   #2
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 677
there are electronic pH meters - and the alternative pH "strips"


pH strips are slips of paper you soak in the solution and compare the resulting color to a chart. they are sensitive to aging and storage conditions - "fresh" stock is essential to accuracy.


pH meters are easier to use but in the case of jellies/jams, the probe type/style is very important. big blunt probes will not work in a thick gel. look for a thin probe similar to instant read thermometers. get/use calibrations fluids. pay attention to the directions about "keeping the probe clean" and you'll have decent results.
dcSaute is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2020, 05:50 AM   #3
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Texas
Posts: 2
Thank you. I’m going v to try to find a ph meter
jellyisfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.