A Closer Look: pH Indicator Strips


“Like the safety at being able to check the Ph in my cultured vegetables. I will always keep some available in my kitchen cabinets.” -Mother Judith

“I like having these strips to test the acidity of the Kombucha. It’s simple, just takes a second.” -Ceiba

Today we are going to take a closer look at pH Indicator Strips.

Product Highlights



These pH paper testing strips can be used to test acidity of fermented beverages such as Kombucha Tea and wine.

  • Test Strip Range: 2.8 to 4.4
  • 25 pH strips per vial
  • Easy-to-use color chart included

Instructions for General Use: 

Dip the test strip into the liquid for 1-2 seconds. Remove strip and compare color to included chart within 10-15 seconds to read pH.

Testing the pH of Kombucha:

Testing pH is not a requirement for Kombucha brewing. In fact, most home brewers do not test the pH level of their batches. However if deviating from the standard recipe (e.g., use less sugar, use a tea other than black or green tea, etc.), pH can be a good indicator of culturing progress. Ultimately we recommend using good judgment and adhering to a standard recipe when brewing Kombucha Tea. If in doubt, never consume Kombucha Tea that looks, smells, or tastes unpleasant.



Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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