Millwaukee MW102 with MA920B Probe.

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Millwaukee MW102 with MA920B Probe.

Post by muxmun » Wed Dec 28, 2016 15:18

I intend to make salami today but realized I don't know how to use my PH probe. I have the Milwaukee MA920B probe, green in color with a pointed tip. I think I can just stick it into the meat right before stuffing and take a reading. But once its cased and curing , do I just punch the probe through the casing??.
Millwaukee says to get a few grams and make a slurry then take a reading. I bought this probe to eliminate that and be more direct.
Am I on the right track? Any help would be appreciated

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Post by Bob K » Wed Dec 28, 2016 16:00

Charlie- there is more info in this thread-
http://www.wedlinydomowe.pl/en/viewtopi ... c&start=15

You don't stick the probe directly into the chub, you can contaminate it, keep a sample in a small bowl or baggie in the same area as your fermenting chubs and test that.

Don't forget to calibrate before using and prior to each use.
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Post by muxmun » Wed Dec 28, 2016 16:37

Bob...Thanks. I'll keep a small amount in a bowl and test from there

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Post by LOUSANTELLO » Thu Dec 29, 2016 02:43

I have the 102/920 combination. They are great. Mix all your meat and season. Most of the time, there is a small leftover meat in your stuffer after you stuff your casings. Pull that out and immediately check your ph. It should be in the 5.6-5.8 range? That that same wad and put it in a small dixie cub. Keep that dixie cup in the same exact place as your salami during fermentation. That's what your probe to test your PH. Once the PH is where you want it for fermentation and the salami gets transferred to your curing area, throw the dixie cup away. Make sure you calibrate it.
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Post by muxmun » Thu Dec 29, 2016 15:51

Lou. Thanks for that. You are spot on. The PH was 5.8. Its been in the chamber for a little over 12 hours now. The temp and humidity is holding real well. I'musing the B-LC 007 for fermentation. I know you said to keep an eye on it because it works pretty fast. My temp is set a bit lower to 66-67 degrees. If it all comes together I will be more than impressed. Right now it smells WONDERFUL!!

Thanks...charlie
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Post by LOUSANTELLO » Thu Dec 29, 2016 16:13

My PH was down to about 5.1 after 30 hours at 73 degrees, so the 007 does go very quick. You will love the meter. Enjoy
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