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CellarScience™ Acid Test Kit
W501CS

CellarScience™ Acid Test Kit

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Description

Used to determine the Total Acidity in a wine, the CellarScience Acid Test Kit is an invaluable tool for any home winemaker. Total Acidity measurements are important to winemaking because the correct amount of acidity is key to maintaining a wine which is balanced in flavor and stable for ageing.

Kit Contents:

  • Large Reaction Vial
  • 10mL Syringe
  • 4oz of Sodium Hydroxide Reagent
  • Phenolphthalein Indicator in 1oz Dropper Jar

Reagent Stability Information:

  • Sodium Hydroxide Solution - 0.1 Normal (2 year shelf life cool & closed, 3 month shelf life cool and opened)
  • Phenolphthalein Indicator - 1.0% (5 year + Shelf life)

 

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Item # W501CS
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 0.50 LBS
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don i on Mar 24, 2020
They were out of just the sodium hydroxide
Randy L. Fox on Dec 24, 2019
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don i on Mar 24, 2020
Recommend by the home winemaking channel in youtube
John R on Feb 12, 2020
They were out of just the sodium hydroxide
Randy L. Fox on Dec 24, 2019
Check against this new product - Economy Aeration-Oxidation Free SO2
Jennifer Lee S on Oct 16, 2019
TO MAKE MEAD
Bryan C on Oct 10, 2019
to check TA
David V on Oct 7, 2019
Great Price
Mike on Aug 28, 2019
Inexpensive
Stewart B on Sep 24, 2018
for backup to Vinmetrica 300
Gary J on Sep 21, 2018
price
Chris P on Sep 19, 2018
simplicity, price
Vicki M on Sep 5, 2018
works
John O on Aug 10, 2018
For cider making now that my bittersweet trees are producing, time to get serious
David M on Aug 8, 2018
Thought I'd try it
Valued C on Aug 4, 2018
Recommend by the home winemaking channel in youtube
John R on Feb 12, 2020
Check against this new product - Economy Aeration-Oxidation Free SO2
Jennifer Lee S on Oct 16, 2019
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Useful starting point
This kit works, but once you understand how to do the test, it's much easier to use a pH meter. All you need is Sodium Hydroxide, a few syringes, and a pH meter. You'll get more accurate results if you use a larger volume, and you can get those components cheaper on their own.
April 9, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Reasonably accurate
The test kit is much more accurate than the colorimetric test paper type kits. The syringe used to measure wine volume and volume of sodium hydroxide titrant is not particularly accurate. A much higher degree of accuracy is possible if a pipet is used to measure wine volume and a buret is used to measure the volume of sodium hydroxide required to neutralize the acid. The phenolphthalein indicator works well for white wine but the endpoint (color change) is not distinct in red wine. I recommend using a pH meter and neutralizing to pH 8.2 rather than using an indicator. The sodium hydoxide solution should not be left open any longer than required. Carbon dioxide in the air reacts with sodium hydroxide, reducing the effective NaOH concentration which would result in a higher acidity value than the wine actually has.
December 16, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
TA kit
This kit is a step above most of the others. Easier to read color change in large container because the lid allows quick mixing while waiting to see the change. Large enough for inserting probe from pH meter which takes the guess work out of finding the endpoint.
November 7, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Manual TA test kit
It works much better than the Vinmetrica SC-300, at least I can get a more accurate reading as to the acid value.
October 5, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago