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Offline brucee

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Digital Fermentation Tools...
« on: March 05, 2022, 07:06:27 am »
Does anyone have any experience using digital fermentation tracking tools? I'm considering buying either:

https://tilthydrometer.com/products/copy-of-tilt-floating-wireless-hydrometer-and-thermometer-for-brewing

or

https://plaato.io/

but know there are others out there that I might want to consider. Just looking for insight into which tools you like, pro's/cons, etc.

Thanks y'all!

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Digital Fermentation Tools...
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2022, 08:03:08 am »
I like tracking fermentation progress with my Tilt. The only drawback I found is I can’t trust it for FG. It collects a blob of yeast which throws off the reading. It still tells me when fermentation is done but I get FG from a finish hydrometer.
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Re: Digital Fermentation Tools...
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2022, 12:48:13 pm »
I can't bring myself to purchase a Tilt. I can't see spending that kind of money on something that isn't accurate. It's way too easy to draw off a little beer through my sample port, get an ACCURATE reading using a hydrometer, and, bonus, TASTE MY SAMPLE.
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Re: Digital Fermentation Tools...
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2022, 05:04:26 pm »
I have two Tilt hydrometers and no matter how much I try to calibrate them they always read 10 points lower than my hydrometer did just before going into the fermenter. They could both be s*** or I just don't know what the hell I'm doing. The only thing they do for me is let me know when fermentation has stopped.
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Re: Digital Fermentation Tools...
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2022, 03:52:52 am »
I've had a Tilt for a couple of years now. Oddly enough, mine usually reads 1 or 2 points higher than my finishing hydrometer. First though the hydrometer was off but checked it in 60 degree distilled water and it's correct. So I just allow for that error when I'm deciding when to spund the beer. I really like my Tilt!
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Re: Digital Fermentation Tools...
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2022, 08:04:59 am »
These are great.  I have a Tilt but I believe the other kinds work about the same way.  I don't NEED a Tilt, they are very expensive and overpriced, but it's still a nice toy to play around with.
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Re: Digital Fermentation Tools...
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2022, 10:53:50 am »
These are great.  I have a Tilt but I believe the other kinds work about the same way.  I don't NEED a Tilt, they are very expensive and overpriced, but it's still a nice toy to play around with.

Never considered buying a Tilt.  I just make  slightly bigger batch and measure with a hydrometer.  It is somewhat old school, but it works for me.
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Re: Digital Fermentation Tools...
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2022, 11:39:47 am »
These are great.  I have a Tilt but I believe the other kinds work about the same way.  I don't NEED a Tilt, they are very expensive and overpriced, but it's still a nice toy to play around with.

Never considered buying a Tilt.  I just make  slightly bigger batch and measure with a hydrometer.  It is somewhat old school, but it works for me.

Not mention, by doing it that way you get to taste it, too.
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Re: Digital Fermentation Tools...
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2022, 09:17:12 am »
These are great.  I have a Tilt but I believe the other kinds work about the same way.  I don't NEED a Tilt, they are very expensive and overpriced, but it's still a nice toy to play around with.

Never considered buying a Tilt.  I just make  slightly bigger batch and measure with a hydrometer.  It is somewhat old school, but it works for me.

Not mention, by doing it that way you get to taste it, too.

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Re: Digital Fermentation Tools...
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2022, 10:00:39 am »
The Tilt takes the guesswork out of when to closed transfer. Besides, I don’t really like the taste of fermenting beer. Too yeasty for me.

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Re: Digital Fermentation Tools...
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2022, 02:31:46 pm »
The Tilt takes the guesswork out of when to closed transfer. Besides, I don’t really like the taste of fermenting beer. Too yeasty for me.

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