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Re: Keg scales
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2017, 12:50:44 PM »
Well we got one setup and running inside the kegerator. Here's a  pic of the website showing beer level


And the scale under the keg

« Last Edit: November 11, 2017, 01:29:13 PM by combat32 »
Keg 1- HB Cream Ale
Keg 2- Chocolate Milk Stout
Keg 3- HB Peach Sour
Keg 4- HB Dirty Dog NEIPA
Keg 5- HB 2 C's IPA
Keg 6- HB Lager #4
Keg 7-
FV1-  Test batch
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Re: Keg scales
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2017, 02:17:15 PM »
Amazed!

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Re: Keg scales
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2017, 08:43:51 PM »
That is so cool that he took it from simple strain gauges and a bread board circuit to a webserver !
Cheers & 17,

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Re: Keg scales
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2017, 05:34:51 AM »
Very cool sir.

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Re: Keg scales
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2017, 08:00:18 AM »
if any of you guys would like the information on how he did it, let me know.
he has kept schematics and instructions the whole time.
it can do up to 5 kegs
we are still testing the RF through the fridge and it seems to be working OK
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Keg 1- HB Cream Ale
Keg 2- Chocolate Milk Stout
Keg 3- HB Peach Sour
Keg 4- HB Dirty Dog NEIPA
Keg 5- HB 2 C's IPA
Keg 6- HB Lager #4
Keg 7-
FV1-  Test batch
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Planning- a Raw Ale

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Re: Keg scales
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2017, 09:07:03 PM »
If any of you guys would like the information on how he did it, let me know.
he has kept schematics and instructions the whole time

Forget the schematics.

I'd rather buy the finished product after you guys appear on an episode of Shark Tank.

Seriously . . . This is nothing like I've ever seen before, and would probably have a huge market in in the pub / restaurant business where they need to better manage the inventory of their taps.
Cheers & 17,

Jim,
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My Youtube Channel

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Re: Keg scales
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2017, 09:21:15 AM »
I suggested to my Brotherinlaw to see if he could do a commercial to sell to homebrewers.
he thinks homebrewers wouldnt want to pay for something like this.
I told him if it can be done at a reasonable price they will buy it, a lot of the brewers are tech guys so this is right up their alley. plus any homebrewer wants to know how much beer is left in their kegs.
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Keg 1- HB Cream Ale
Keg 2- Chocolate Milk Stout
Keg 3- HB Peach Sour
Keg 4- HB Dirty Dog NEIPA
Keg 5- HB 2 C's IPA
Keg 6- HB Lager #4
Keg 7-
FV1-  Test batch
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Re: Keg scales
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2017, 03:03:17 PM »
Id be interested in the schematics and/or buying a couple if you do decided to build/sell.   This is awesome!!  Im always lifting the kegs to see if i can guess how much is left.

Plus...who doesn't want some electronics to play with!
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Re: Keg scales
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2017, 06:56:12 AM »
Tell him to consider submitting the project to https://www.kickstarter.com/

My humble guess is that your BIL will ble blown away by what will then unfold.

If home brewers are willing to pay for pricey PH-meters, airlocks that measures SG and temp on the fly and hooks up to your WiFi, and 50 liter Speidel Brewmasters, they will pay for this.
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FV 1: USB Porter OG: 1.090
FV 2: Network Porter OG: 1.040

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Re: Keg scales
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2017, 08:52:55 AM »
I will chat with him again on it.
drilling mounting holes in four more plates, so he can make 4 more for me so i can see the rest of my kegerator beers 8)
again if he doesnt he will share all the info
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Keg 1- HB Cream Ale
Keg 2- Chocolate Milk Stout
Keg 3- HB Peach Sour
Keg 4- HB Dirty Dog NEIPA
Keg 5- HB 2 C's IPA
Keg 6- HB Lager #4
Keg 7-
FV1-  Test batch
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Planning- a Raw Ale

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Re: Keg scales
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2019, 10:38:12 AM »
well my brotherinlaw did it!  I have been using 4 keg scales that tell me the weight and temp in the fridge. the software that he wrote can subtract the empty keg weight so my kegs weight 9lbs empty with the lines hooked up. so it has been working great!
no more guessing when im going to kick a keg :)
Keg 1- HB Cream Ale
Keg 2- Chocolate Milk Stout
Keg 3- HB Peach Sour
Keg 4- HB Dirty Dog NEIPA
Keg 5- HB 2 C's IPA
Keg 6- HB Lager #4
Keg 7-
FV1-  Test batch
FV2- 
Planning- a Raw Ale

 

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