Tilt hydrometer

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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby grooves » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:24 pm

Interesting point for fast lager. I've been intending to try this for a while, but I've often away from my brewery.


Tasty's Lager Fermentation Schedule

I pitch and oxygenate at 55F and hold until the gravity drops 50% of the way to terminal gravity (For example, if my OG is 1.052 and I expect to finish at about 1.010, then a drop of .021 gravity points would be 50%.)

I then raise the fermentation temperature by 3 degrees to 58F and hold until the gravity drops 75% of the way to terminal gravity.

I then raise the fermentation temperature by 4 degrees to 62F and hold until the gravity drops 90% of the way to terminal gravity.

I then raise the fermentation temperature by 4 degrees to 66F and hold until I reach terminal gravity.

With this method, 75% of the fermentation takes place at 58F or below, 90% at 62F or below.

45F/ 7c

55F/ 12c 50%
58F/ 14c 75%
62F/ 17c 90%
66F/ 19c 100%
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby Nashbrew » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:15 pm

grooves wrote: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!!


Yes bought the complete kit from 3-D should be here later this week.
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby johnrm » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:05 pm

@Onthebrew, you can tie iSpindel into brewpiless temp controller.
This allows you to use the gravity as a trigger for a temp step when fermenting something like a lager.

Thread here...
http://www.nationalhomebrewclub.ie/foru ... msg#170212
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby Oz11 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:52 pm

Aleman wrote: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


Dammit, you see I didn't think I needed one, but now I clearly do after reading that. :roll:
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby uk_brewer » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:14 pm

Lagers, knowing when to start increasing temps and transfers. For mead when to add/stop your staggered nutrient addition. No wort/beer wasted on sample readings.
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby mashy » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:07 am

Oz11 wrote:
Aleman wrote: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


Dammit, you see I didn't think I needed one, but now I clearly do after reading that. :roll:



Phew that was close. I get by without lager.
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby Onthebrew » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:30 pm

i dont do lager either so all i can find are reasons not to have it, but why do i still want it!

Currently i leave my brew in brew fridge for 3 weeks anyway so wont effect much. but i guess it would free my brew fridge up, knowing when final gravity is reached , as i could then move it out the fridge let it secondary condition at room temps. would also be good to see how different yeasts work - difference between strains but also difference between fresh and harvested etc i am not a tinker so i would be looking at the tilt as opposed to a DIY effort.
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby BrauTim » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:44 pm

I'm going to wait until someone buys one, decides they don't really have a need for it and then sells it at less than half price.
To brew or not to brew, that would be a stupid question !
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby Aleman » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:50 pm

Well it has arrived, It's a bit bigger than I thought it would be.

IMG_20171117_214014[1].jpg


Better get a brew on :D
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby MattSR » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:40 am

Is that the iSpindle?
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby mashy » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:06 am

I reckon.
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby johnrm » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:16 pm

No, not the original iSpindel.
ISpindel here...
www.3d-mechatronics.de
@aleman, is there a link to a page for the non-iSpindel iSpindel project?
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby Aleman » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:50 pm

johnrm wrote:No, not the original iSpindel.
ISpindel here...
http://www.3d-mechatronics.de
@aleman, is there a link to a page for the non-iSpindel iSpindel project?

Unfortunately not.

This was just something a few of us were discussing around the iSpindle, about making it more compact etc. It is an iSpindle, but uses a custom PCB rather than the 3d printed sled to mount everything on.
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby grooves » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:23 am

Does it fit in a smaller petling?

I reckon I can source everything from eBay (inside EU) for a fiver less than the kit, and have a few components left over for my bit box.

I might even order from China to save some cash even if it will all take 2 months to arrive. The most interesting thing so far, is the link led me to the BrewPiLess project. For sure I will be building one of these as it's much more cost effective than the original BrewPi, and that's a tool, not a toy like the iSpindel.
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Re: Tilt hydrometer

Unread postby chastuck » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:33 am

grooves wrote:Does it fit in a smaller petling?

I reckon I can source everything from eBay (inside EU) for a fiver less than the kit, and have a few components left over for my bit box.

I might even order from China to save some cash even if it will all take 2 months to arrive. The most interesting thing so far, is the link led me to the BrewPiLess project. For sure I will be building one of these as it's much more cost effective than the original BrewPi, and that's a tool, not a toy like the iSpindel.
It's only a toy if you play with it. If you use it properly it's a fine piece of scientific equipment. And no, it will not fit into a smaller pelting. A considerable amount of development work was carried out to make a one-piece circuit board that will take all the components. Currently, unless the components themselves are miniturised, this is as small as it gets.

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