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Author Topic: Tilt Hydrometer  (Read 52 times)

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Tilt Hydrometer
« on: February 13, 2019, 07:59:50 PM »
I moved this posting from another forum thread because I think the Tilt Hydrometer deserves it's own topic . . .

I love my tilt.  I have a raspberry pi logging it to my google sheet and to track fermentation.  This thing is awesome

Hi Combat32.

So I know from your previous posts about the Raspberry Pi you are using to weigh your ball lock kegs, but how does the average person purchase this mini computer, get it to read the Bluetooth signal of specific gravity and temperature from the Tilt Hydrometer, and get it to upload data on a periodic basis to your Google Sheet?

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WANT !

The Tilt Hydrometer is awesome.  I love how it constantly transmits specific gravity and temperature data from within your fermenter, but only if your smartphone app is in the vicinity to pick it up.

I would really love to have a device like a Raspberry Pi that is uploading data on a real-time basis at least once per day.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2019, 08:05:10 PM by Black Dog Brewery »
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Re: Tilt Hydrometer
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 08:05:06 PM »
you will love it, the tracking is awesome, the sheets have graphs and you can save them too.
I bought mine on amazon as a kit Amozon Raspberrypi Kit
then i went to the Tilt website and downloaded this and followed the instructions
Tilt RaspberryPi Download

let me know if you have any questions, im still learning it, but my brotherinlaw is really good at it.

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« Last Edit: February 13, 2019, 08:20:52 PM by combat32 »
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Re: Tilt Hydrometer
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 08:12:27 AM »
I will say when i first started it, i was having a hard time figuring out the calibration on my phone.
but now that i have the RaspberryPi running i can access it from my web browser and the configuration page is way nicer then the app. my OG was way off when i started and i got that fixed, i know it was right, i used my refractometer and my hydrometer both said 1.052 or damn close  ;)  the tilt was saying 1.044. in the morning i placed it in room temp water for like an hour and a half while i was mashing. it was reading 1.000 and once in awhile it would read 0.999 so i know that was good, but i didnt notice i was supposed to put it in a known gravity solution after the water. i did change my OG on the tilt to 1.052 before pitching my yeast, it was chilling down to 52F  so my next brew with it should be easier to calibrate.
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Keg 1- HB Blonde ale v2
Keg 2- Simcoe/Amarillo Pale ale
Keg 3- HB Peach Sour
Keg 4- NB Puggled IPA
Keg 5- 17 Red ale
Keg 6- NB Oktoberfest
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FV1-  Chocolate Milk Stout
FV2-  HB Lager #4
Planning-

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Re: Tilt Hydrometer
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2019, 09:15:10 AM »
Here is a pic of the spreadsheet


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Keg 2- Simcoe/Amarillo Pale ale
Keg 3- HB Peach Sour
Keg 4- NB Puggled IPA
Keg 5- 17 Red ale
Keg 6- NB Oktoberfest
Keg 7-
FV1-  Chocolate Milk Stout
FV2-  HB Lager #4
Planning-

 

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