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Tilt Bluetooth floating hydrometer
« on: February 23, 2017, 01:06:29 PM »
Anyone use this device yet?  What is the review?

http://tilthydrometer.com/products/brewometer


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Re: Tilt Bluetooth floating hydrometer
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 02:01:17 PM »
Personally, I love mine and hope to buy a second one. For lagers they work great for when to ramp the temp up without having to take a sample. They also posted this link on their blog, but I haven't had the chance to try it out yet.

https://www.brewstat.us/

It's supposed to be a cleaner way to collect data. I believe that there is also another thread about the Tilt as well.

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Re: Tilt Bluetooth floating hydrometer
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 05:40:43 PM »
I like mine a lot.  A user has set up a website https://www.brewstat.us/ that you can use for tracking instead of google sheets.
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Re: Tilt Bluetooth floating hydrometer
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 07:09:07 PM »
man that is cool. Does it fit into the neck of a carboy?

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Tilt Bluetooth floating hydrometer
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 08:54:02 PM »
It says it does.

I was listening to an old You Can Brew It podcast the other day and they were talking about an English Ale ferm profile.  They said "at 1/2 FG ramp to this" and "at 1/4 FG ramp to that". This would be great for that application.

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Re: Tilt Bluetooth floating hydrometer
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 02:00:09 AM »
It says it does.

I was listening to an old You Can Brew It podcast the other day and they were talking about an English Ale ferm profile.  They said "at 1/2 FG ramp to this" and "at 1/4 FG ramp to that". This would be great for that application.

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Yes, I was thinking of the quick lager method on Brulosophy: "at 50% attenuation begin bringing the temperature up..." It would be perfect for that.
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Re: Tilt Bluetooth floating hydrometer
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 05:33:03 PM »
I have two, and have written some code that allows me to use a Raspberry Pi to monitor and store the data on an SD Card, and display it on a local webpage. Works great.

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Re: Tilt Bluetooth floating hydrometer
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 11:53:29 PM »
It says it does.

I was listening to an old You Can Brew It podcast the other day and they were talking about an English Ale ferm profile.  They said "at 1/2 FG ramp to this" and "at 1/4 FG ramp to that". This would be great for that application.

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Yes, I was thinking of the quick lager method on Brulosophy: "at 50% attenuation begin bringing the temperature up..." It would be perfect for that.

 The perfect combo would be connect it with BrewPi or Craftbeerpi and automate the ramp up or ramp down.

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Re: Tilt Bluetooth floating hydrometer
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2017, 02:06:45 PM »
I picked up two and had the opportunity to start using them last night.  I've got side-by-side batches of cider going with different yeast strains.  I dropped the Tilt devices in about an hour before I pitched the yeast.  Interesting thing I've noticed is that the Tilts are both reporting the SG has increased overnight.  Nothing too crazy, 1.057 to 1.059.  Don't know if that is a real increase, or not.  Don't know why it would be, only addition was the yeast.  I'm not used to watching my fermentation so closely!

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Re: Tilt Bluetooth floating hydrometer
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2017, 02:12:37 PM »
Thanks for posting this.  I'm seeing a purchase in my future!
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Re: Tilt Bluetooth floating hydrometer
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2017, 05:40:25 PM »
I picked up two and had the opportunity to start using them last night.  I've got side-by-side batches of cider going with different yeast strains.  I dropped the Tilt devices in about an hour before I pitched the yeast.  Interesting thing I've noticed is that the Tilts are both reporting the SG has increased overnight.  Nothing too crazy, 1.057 to 1.059.  Don't know if that is a real increase, or not.  Don't know why it would be, only addition was the yeast.  I'm not used to watching my fermentation so closely!

Did you adjust for temperature when taking your original gravity? 

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Re: Tilt Bluetooth floating hydrometer
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2017, 09:22:36 PM »
I calibrated temp and gravity in H2O before putting them in the fermenters.  Temp is currently about the same as when cal'd.  +/- 1.5°F

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Re: Tilt Bluetooth floating hydrometer
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2017, 01:08:31 AM »
I picked up two and had the opportunity to start using them last night.  I've got side-by-side batches of cider going with different yeast strains.  I dropped the Tilt devices in about an hour before I pitched the yeast.  Interesting thing I've noticed is that the Tilts are both reporting the SG has increased overnight.  Nothing too crazy, 1.057 to 1.059.  Don't know if that is a real increase, or not.  Don't know why it would be, only addition was the yeast.  I'm not used to watching my fermentation so closely!

Did you adjust for temperature when taking your original gravity?

That is interesting.


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Re: Tilt Bluetooth floating hydrometer
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2017, 01:52:51 AM »
Co2 bubbles

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Re: Tilt Bluetooth floating hydrometer
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2017, 01:58:20 AM »
Co2 bubbles
Yep.  Gravity is now reading 1.070 after 24 hours.  The guide says the Tilt should not be greatly influenced by CO2 bubbles, but it looks like it is.  We'll see if this settles out in a day or two, or if it only reads true once activity slows.

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