VINOFERM Acidometer Complete set for an easy and quick determination of acidity in red and white wines: measure some wine in the cylinder, drip blue indicator in the wine until the colour turns blue, read the acidity level imediately! Contains 1 special measuring cylinder, 1 bottle of Vinoferm® blue indicator and litmus paper. Very easy to use. Also suitable for the determination of free sulphite with the help of an iodic solution (013.056.7).
What is pH? pH is the measurement of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in a liquid. The pH of pure water is 7. Liquids with a larger concentration of hydrogen ions than water are acid and have a pH value less than 7. Liquids with a lower concentration of hydrogen ions on the other hand, are base and have a pH value higher than 7. The pH scale runs from 1 to 14.
Can I measure the pH instead of the acidity of the must? No! In winemaking, the acidity is the representation of the amount of grams of acid in your wine/juice, usually expressed in grams of tartaric acid per litre. This can only be measured with a special indicating solution like Vinoferm® blue indicator. You can, however, use a pH-meter in combination with the blue indicator: instead of adding blue indicator until the colour turns blue, add blue indicator until a pH of 7.00 is obtained. This method is more accurate and gives better readings for, amongst other things, red juices! The combination pH-meter, blue indicator and an automatic burette is a professional set-up for accurately measuring acidity.