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Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby Nashbrew » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:54 pm

Has anyone out there tried one of thse yet?

https://www.brewuk.co.uk/tilt-hydrometer.html
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby gandalf the brew » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:02 pm

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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby Nashbrew » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:19 pm

How do I delete repeat posts?
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby uk_brewer » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:29 pm

I just picked one up. Using it right now, pushing data to brewstat.us and the default spreadsheet.
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby gandalf the brew » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:08 pm

Nashbrew wrote:How do I delete repeat posts?


There is a delay in submit to the time it appears as a post. Just Submit once and wait. Moderator will delete multi posting.
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby mashy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:02 pm

Cripes that would buy so much grain I could be paralytic for years...........

So thats ...
1800 bottles of beer on the wall, 1800 bottles of beer.
Take one down, pass it around, 1799 bottles of beer on the wall.
But if no beer bottles make it to the wall, a tilt hydrometer we could then install.


I'll get my coat ..........
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby Aleman » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:58 am

iSpindle costs about £35 ... OK you do need some soldering skills ... and there is some basic calibration ... but it works, even from a stainless conical, in a metal fridge, in a brick shed, 20 feet from the router! :D

Can't wait to integrate it into my BrewPi setup as well.
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby grooves » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:06 pm

Thanks for the heads up on iSpindle - it looks very interesting
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Unread postby Aleman » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:47 pm

Someone I know who is more into electronics than I am, has redesigned the iSpindle PCB, which does away with the sled, making it even easier to build, and use. Can't wait to get this version, and try it out :D
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Unread postby Nashbrew » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:46 am

Have gone for the ispindel the soldering I can deal with, the rest is going to be a steep learning curve :beerbang:
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby grooves » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:09 am

Did you get the kit from 3d-mechatronics.de or are you sourcing all the parts yourself?

I think this could be my Christmas present to myself!!
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Unread postby Onthebrew » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:50 pm

Looks like an interesting gadget. What are the main advantages of getting this data though ? You already know OG, and can take FG when racking and we can manage temp via thermowall. Am I missing something?
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby Aleman » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:12 pm

It gives a at a glance guide to fermentation progress. I plan on using mine for 'Fast' lagers. Pitch lots of yeast and ferment cold (say 9C) ... once gravity reaches 50% raise the temp to 18C ... Ferment out ... fine / crash chill / keg and drink ... pitching to glass in 28 days, rather than 14 weeks
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby grooves » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:17 pm

Like a lot of brewing kit I don't think there's a compelling reason to have it, other than it's cool and something else to fiddle with. This is why I'll get this "homebrew" version, rather than a finished product. IMHO all these side projects is what keeps the hobby interesting, building fermentation temperature controllers, stir plates, making labels, yeast ranching, etc, etc.

It would spot a stuck fermentation early, and you'd know when fermentation was complete - even though I always leave it in the fermentor for 2 weeks anyway,
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby tsgreen » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:20 pm

grooves wrote:Like a lot of brewing kit I don't think there's a compelling reason to have it, other than it's cool and something else to fiddle with. This is why I'll get this "homebrew" version, rather than a finished product. IMHO all these side projects is what keeps the hobby interesting, building fermentation temperature controllers, stir plates, making labels, yeast ranching, etc, etc.

It would spot a stuck fermentation early, and you'd know when fermentation was complete - even though I always leave it in the fermentor for 2 weeks anyway,


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