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Brewometer
« on: May 13, 2016, 10:17:43 PM »
Came across this, and thought it was pretty cool. 

http://brewometer.net/
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Re: Brewometer
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 10:40:56 PM »
Don't know anything about its accuracy and reliability, but the price point is very reasonable. If it proves to be an accurate, reliable product I'd jump on it. I ferment in buckets and hate having to crack the lid to check gravity every time. For example, I ballpark when to ramp on lagers and it works well but it'd be nice to hit 60% attenuation spot on and then ramp. And I just like the idea of verifying FG on big beers or strains that super attenuate (like saison strains) without repeated opening. Thanks for posting. 
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Re: Brewometer
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 11:42:01 PM »
Just purchased. I'll report back. Ships in 3 weeks so it will be a while.

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Re: Brewometer
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 11:57:01 PM »
Just purchased. I'll report back. Ships in 3 weeks so it will be a while.

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Awesome. Can't wait to see what you think!
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Re: Brewometer
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2016, 01:17:57 AM »
Sound too good to be true, but I'm hopeful.

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Re: Brewometer
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2016, 04:20:32 AM »
Don't know anything about its accuracy and reliability, but the price point is very reasonable.

Dang, really?! If I'd known they would sell at that price I would have started making these a couple years ago.

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Re: Brewometer
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2016, 12:35:51 PM »
Don't know anything about its accuracy and reliability, but the price point is very reasonable.

Dang, really?! If I'd known they would sell at that price I would have started making these a couple years ago.

Are you around next weekend, by the way? I'll be in town for a wedding.
At $120 it's cheaper than the Beer Bug. I've had a Brew Bug for a few months. I do like it for controlling temp ramping, etc, but have found that it's more valuable as a relative "progress meter" and less valuable for actual gravity readings.

The big issue for me is that it seems to be calibrated at a specific temperature, but then as I change my fermentation temp it throws off the gravity reading. Its internal thermometer and temp probe are supposed to help correct for this, so I need to study a little more, check for firmware updates, etc. in the meantime, it tells me what I need to know.

I'll be interested in hearing about your experiences with the Brewometer.

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Re: Brewometer
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2016, 01:43:51 PM »
Don't know anything about its accuracy and reliability, but the price point is very reasonable.

Dang, really?! If I'd known they would sell at that price I would have started making these a couple years ago.



I was comparing to the price of the Beer Bug, but it definitely isn't cheap. I recommend you sell one at ~ $80 ;D
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Re: Brewometer
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2016, 02:25:12 PM »
I do like it for controlling temp ramping, etc, but have found that it's more valuable as a relative "progress meter" and less valuable for actual gravity readings.

The big issue for me is that it seems to be calibrated at a specific temperature, but then as I change my fermentation temp it throws off the gravity reading. Its internal thermometer and temp probe are supposed to help correct for this, so I need to study a little more, check for firmware updates, etc. in the meantime, it tells me what I need to know.



Good info. I can see how changing temps could throw off the gravity readings. Hopefully some of the bugs get worked out with that. For me, I would see it more as a 'progress meter', too.
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Re: Brewometer
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2016, 04:01:33 PM »
I used it on my last batch and both the temp and the gravity were spot on.  I'll be using it in today's batch as well.
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Re: Brewometer
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2016, 04:16:22 PM »
I used it on my last batch and both the temp and the gravity were spot on.  I'll be using it in today's batch as well.
Which, BeerBug or Brewometer? I've had some sucessful batches with the BeerBug too, it just seems that my temp ramping/crashing plays havoc with the calibration to the point that I have several periods where the gravity appears to increase by up to 5 points. They say this can be caused by CO2 bubbles getting stuck on the torpedo. I'm not sure if that's my issue or not....

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Re: Brewometer
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2016, 11:37:54 PM »
Brewometer, I don't think the BeerBug works on a my fermenter.  I didn't do to much temp ramping (2 degrees).  Today it was close again, I measure 1.051 and the brewometer was 1.052
« Last Edit: May 15, 2016, 11:40:55 PM by EnkAMania »
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Re: Brewometer
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2016, 03:24:58 AM »
I decided not to purchase. It turns out to record gravity and temperature trends you need to place and leave a Bluetooth enabled device (smartphone, tablet) in range of the Brewometer. I don't have a spare device to leave next to my fermenter.

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Re: Brewometer
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2016, 04:57:08 AM »
I decided not to purchase. It turns out to record gravity and temperature trends you need to place and leave a Bluetooth enabled device (smartphone, tablet) in range of the Brewometer. I don't have a spare device to leave next to my fermenter.
So the device itself doesn't record? It basically a digital hydrometer/thermometer combo?

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Re: Brewometer
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2016, 08:00:43 AM »
I decided not to purchase. It turns out to record gravity and temperature trends you need to place and leave a Bluetooth enabled device (smartphone, tablet) in range of the Brewometer. I don't have a spare device to leave next to my fermenter.
So the device itself doesn't record? It basically a digital hydrometer/thermometer combo?
Right. It sounds like it gives a measurement every 10 seconds but a client is needed to record the measurements.