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Titratable Acidity Analysis

Measurement of total or titratable acidity.

Total/Titratable Acidity (TA) measures acidity by titrating a sample with a standardized base to a pH end point. TA is expressed as g/L acid equivalents or as a % acid equivalent and should not be confused with expression of hydrogen ion concentration by pH. TA is reported in applicable acid equivalents - malic acid for cider, citric acid for seltzer, lactic acid for sours, or acetic acid equivalents for kombucha.

Beverage Titratable Acidity Analysis
Total Acidity (TA)
ASBC Beer-8A


TA affects taste and positively correlates to the perception of acidity, snappiness, sourness, tartness, etc. in a wide range of beverages including wine, sour beer, cider, seltzer, kombucha, and sake. This analysis provides an evaluation of titratable acidity for a cider, seltzer, kombucha or sour beer.

Beverage analysis package test summary