+- +-

+-User

Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
 
 
 
Forgot your password?

+-Gallery

Shoutbox

combat32 says: Happy Fathers Day
combat32 says: Happy Easter
Brew Beerymore says: Happy Easter!  8)
combat32 says: Happy St Patricks day
combat32 says: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
combat32 says: Happy Labor Day
Brew Beerymore says: Cheers, 17'ers!
combat32 says: Happy 4th
combat32 says: Happy Memorial Day
Thank you to all our Veterans past, present and future ones.
17
combat32 says: Kentucky derby time

+-Top Posters

combat32
Posts: 4388
vic
Posts: 3672
DamoNinja
Posts: 2865
CorronZenith
Posts: 2766
Greedy Dragon Brewing
Posts: 2496

Author Topic: Keg scales  (Read 5241 times)

combat32

  • Master Brewer
  • Superhero Member

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 4388
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 Hefeweizen
Keg 5- HB 2 C's IPA
Keg 6- HB Lager #4
Keg 7-
FV1- 
FV2- 
Planning- a Raw Ale

DrHans

  • Sr. Member

  • Offline
  • ****
  • Doctor

  • 478
    • DrHans Studio
Re: Keg scales
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2017, 02:17:15 PM »
Amazed!

Black Dog Brewery

  • Hero Member

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 551
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,

Jim,
Long Island, New York
My Youtube Channel

FERMS:
- Nothing at this time

SERVING:
- Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Bean Porter
- West Coast IPA
- Dogfish Head 60 clone

Jaymcmlxx

  • Master Brewer
  • Superhero Member

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 1827
  • Personal Text
    If you love great beer, strive to make great beer.
Re: Keg scales
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2017, 05:34:51 AM »
Very cool sir.

combat32

  • Master Brewer
  • Superhero Member

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 4388
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
17
Keg 1- HB Cream Ale
Keg 2- Chocolate Milk Stout
Keg 3- HB Peach Sour
Keg 4- HB Hefeweizen
Keg 5- HB 2 C's IPA
Keg 6- HB Lager #4
Keg 7-
FV1- 
FV2- 
Planning- a Raw Ale

Black Dog Brewery

  • Hero Member

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 551
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,
Long Island, New York
My Youtube Channel

FERMS:
- Nothing at this time

SERVING:
- Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Bean Porter
- West Coast IPA
- Dogfish Head 60 clone

combat32

  • Master Brewer
  • Superhero Member

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 4388
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.
17
Keg 1- HB Cream Ale
Keg 2- Chocolate Milk Stout
Keg 3- HB Peach Sour
Keg 4- HB Hefeweizen
Keg 5- HB 2 C's IPA
Keg 6- HB Lager #4
Keg 7-
FV1- 
FV2- 
Planning- a Raw Ale

77Trev

  • Full Member

  • Offline
  • ***

  • 104
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!
Keg 1: Pale Ale
Keg 2: Stout
Keg 3:
Bottled:  Christmas Ale
FV 1: Citra Amber Ale
Next: SMASH - 2Row/El Dorado

Brew Beerymore

  • Superhero Member

  • Offline
  • *****
  • Technician's Brewery

  • 1467
    • My youtube channel
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.
Quote of BB:    I think I've passed that point where I'm no longer under the influence of alcohol. The alcohol is actually under my influence..

FV 1: USB Porter OG: 1.090
FV 2: Network Porter OG: 1.040

Tap 1: Solid IPA 7% ABV
Tap 2: BB's Ginger Brew 6,5
Keg 3 & 4: Clean Slate Saison 17

combat32

  • Master Brewer
  • Superhero Member

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 4388
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
17
Keg 1- HB Cream Ale
Keg 2- Chocolate Milk Stout
Keg 3- HB Peach Sour
Keg 4- HB Hefeweizen
Keg 5- HB 2 C's IPA
Keg 6- HB Lager #4
Keg 7-
FV1- 
FV2- 
Planning- a Raw Ale

combat32

  • Master Brewer
  • Superhero Member

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 4388
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 Hefeweizen
Keg 5- HB 2 C's IPA
Keg 6- HB Lager #4
Keg 7-
FV1- 
FV2- 
Planning- a Raw Ale

 

Recent Topics

Vermont yeast. by combat32
August 19, 2019, 07:49:42 PM

4th Hop growing update [VIDEO] by combat32
August 17, 2019, 07:49:31 PM

What's everyone brewing?? by combat32
August 17, 2019, 07:39:29 PM

Brand new brewer! Thanks for having me! by combat32
August 15, 2019, 09:01:43 PM

Thirsty Thursday part 1: PirateLife IPA. Ink-Bird and 'What the Hell Is That @ 5 by TowelBoy2013
August 15, 2019, 02:33:59 AM

Hello from Australia by combat32
August 14, 2019, 07:50:18 PM

When to make a mead into a melomel? by combat32
August 04, 2019, 09:28:29 AM

+36% acid malt experiment sour IPA by DrHans
August 04, 2019, 06:10:22 AM

US-05 @ 59°F/15°C by combat32
August 03, 2019, 09:08:18 AM

Piney Flavor IPA?? by combat32
August 03, 2019, 09:00:25 AM

HBW Seventeeeeen! by TowelBoy2013
July 31, 2019, 02:46:00 AM

4 reasons on why to prune your hops in the spring! by maxmon
July 24, 2019, 08:01:55 AM

Is homebrewing worth it [BLOG POST] by combat32
July 23, 2019, 08:34:40 AM

HBW XVI by TowelBoy2013
July 21, 2019, 04:49:42 AM

Hello everyone by dangquan09
July 20, 2019, 09:50:48 PM

Smoked Porter Yeast Stall by Zodiass
July 18, 2019, 04:41:38 AM

Adding fruits to secondary fermentation by Zodiass
July 18, 2019, 04:39:31 AM

I did a Mash pH experiment video by DrHans
July 13, 2019, 11:48:15 AM

New to here and hello everyone! by DrHans
July 13, 2019, 11:47:33 AM

Wort didn't ferment that long by DrHans
July 13, 2019, 11:47:15 AM

Fermentasaurus by DrHans
July 07, 2019, 08:12:43 AM

Just finished my first beer ebook, get it for free! by DrHans
July 07, 2019, 08:11:51 AM

Bottle day by DENVER
July 03, 2019, 08:47:04 AM

Watermelon blond by Black Dog Brewery
July 02, 2019, 07:13:54 PM

Live Beer review Zombie Dust Clone by DrHans
July 01, 2019, 12:09:39 PM

2nd attemt at Mobile Live stremin a beer review in aout 20min from now! by DrHans
June 28, 2019, 01:11:09 PM

How about building a small kegerator with the part I got on the mail! by DrHans
June 26, 2019, 01:12:38 PM

What did you just pour? New Thread by combat32
June 23, 2019, 05:20:37 PM

Check out the roots on my hydropnic hops! by DrHans
June 23, 2019, 11:59:45 AM

My YouTube channel about brewing is about to hit 6K on my birthday tomorrow! by DrHans
June 17, 2019, 11:36:23 AM

This accident taught me how to dry hop under pressure safe :D by DrHans
June 14, 2019, 03:09:13 PM

Question for Mac: How do Nano Breweries fly sparge by susan063
June 13, 2019, 05:35:55 AM

Hello by combat32
June 12, 2019, 07:15:23 PM

BIAB 15 Gal Pot Advice by combat32
June 11, 2019, 09:10:27 PM

Dubbel IPA homebrew review and recipe! by DrHans
June 11, 2019, 02:20:33 PM

Stc 1000 probe by Black Dog Brewery
June 10, 2019, 07:22:14 PM

Petition to Legalize Home Distillation in US by combat32
June 02, 2019, 09:44:07 AM

Update video nr3 in my hop growing mini series by DrHans
May 31, 2019, 03:09:50 PM

Counter pressure bottle filler by combat32
May 29, 2019, 07:44:59 PM

tmp subject by Siambrew
May 29, 2019, 12:11:47 PM

Almost all my brews are under attenuating by combat32
May 28, 2019, 09:12:54 PM

Lager gone wrong, lets try to find out why! by DrHans
May 27, 2019, 03:29:18 PM

Harvest pale ale brew day by Hplovecraft07
May 23, 2019, 05:01:44 PM

Fellas it looks like I'm a go...electric brewery by combat32
May 23, 2019, 07:40:20 AM

Growing hops in water by DrHans
May 22, 2019, 03:04:52 PM

resurfaving tennis court by emmagcharlotte
May 22, 2019, 07:08:40 AM

Getting back to it by combat32
May 20, 2019, 08:04:05 PM

Well a proud update! by Black Dog Brewery
May 16, 2019, 06:28:55 PM

Have you ever tried eating hop shoots? by DrHans
May 14, 2019, 12:57:48 PM

Brewed a beer from PASTA by DrHans
May 14, 2019, 12:56:47 PM

My First Brew (Cider) Was a Failure AND a Success? by TowelBoy2013
May 06, 2019, 02:58:46 AM

Hello from New Zealand by TowelBoy2013
May 06, 2019, 02:38:43 AM

Welcome and cheers! by combat32
May 03, 2019, 11:54:01 AM

Làm dieu khac long may co dau khong spa oi? by combat32
May 03, 2019, 11:52:01 AM

Problems with WLP830 White Labs German Lager Yeast by TowelBoy2013
May 01, 2019, 02:47:29 AM

Powered by EzPortal