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#1 Hines

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Posted 03 November 2022 - 03:04 PM

Yeah, I know i'm behind on "new" brewing gadgets.

 

Using this now.  I really get a kick out of seeing how a brew moves along.  

First lager that i've used it on.  Not surprised at how long it took to really get started vs a normal ale.



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Posted 04 November 2022 - 08:53 AM

I love my Tilts! Very helpful for spunding and dry hopping.

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Posted 04 November 2022 - 09:05 AM

They seemed cool but never worked well for me.  Easydens FTW!



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Posted 04 November 2022 - 02:33 PM

The only issue I've got with mine is getting a reading through the stainless steel fermenter. But I've found that if I stand on the first floor directly above the fermenter down in the basement, I can pick up the signal with my phone. One of these days I'm gonna get a Raspberry Pi to log the temp and gravity at regular intervals and then squirt it up to the cloud.



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Posted 04 November 2022 - 04:24 PM

The only issue I've got with mine is getting a reading through the stainless steel fermenter. But I've found that if I stand on the first floor directly above the fermenter down in the basement, I can pick up the signal with my phone. One of these days I'm gonna get a Raspberry Pi to log the temp and gravity at regular intervals and then squirt it up to the cloud.


With my stainless 10g torpedo, I have to rest my phone on the keg. With my plastic fermenters, I can pick it up from any room on the first floor. 10g torpedo kegs are very beefy.

Edited by Gusso, 04 November 2022 - 04:25 PM.


#6 Hines

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Posted 07 November 2022 - 06:53 AM

I've only made a lager once (i'm not going to call it a success).  At the suggestion of the time, I let it go for two weeks.  I didn't sneak gravity reading samples at all.

 

This was tossed in the chamber less than a week ago and I'd say it's almost done.  Man, this is a fun gadget!

 

I might give it till Thursday, but I don't expect much action between now and then.

 

Timepoint SG Temp (°F) 11/7/2022 7:32:15 1.010 48.1 11/6/2022 23:06:55 1.011 48.1 11/6/2022 14:25:03 1.012 48.1 11/4/2022 11:40:11 1.030 48.1 11/4/2022 8:43:57 1.031 47.1 11/3/2022 18:29:15 1.037 46.1 11/3/2022 18:02:13 1.037 46.1 11/3/2022 13:34:45 1.039 46.1 11/3/2022 8:05:37 1.040 46.1 11/2/2022 20:47:25 1.043 43.1 11/2/2022 15:31:07 1.044 58.1 11/2/2022 15:06:49 1.044 61.1

#7 Hines

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Posted 07 November 2022 - 07:02 AM

well, that Cut & paste wasn't too great.

 

so many numbers.

 

Start:  1.044 on 11/2/22

this morning:  1.010



#8 Hines

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Posted 02 January 2023 - 08:22 AM

Still having a blast with this tilt (and surprised just how much fermentation takes place those first 2-3 days).

 

Unfortnuately my temp probe stopped sticking to my fermenter.  I retaped it this morning and it should be at 68 degrees again.

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#9 Gusso

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Posted 02 January 2023 - 04:02 PM

I'm a big Tilt fan. I have 3 now.

#10 Hines

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Posted 09 January 2023 - 12:15 PM

If the estimated OG is 1.051-1.055, how far would you expect this to ferment down to?

 

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Posted 09 January 2023 - 12:23 PM

That's dependent on a bunch of factors. Recipe, mashing, yeast selection and health.

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Posted 09 January 2023 - 12:39 PM

I should stop expecting all beers to ferment down to at least 1.011 then huh?



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Posted 09 January 2023 - 12:41 PM

I should stop expecting all beers to ferment down to at least 1.011 then huh?

 

yes, lol!



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Posted 09 January 2023 - 02:06 PM

If the estimated OG is 1.051-1.055, how far would you expect this to ferment down to?

 

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How long is a piece of string?



#15 Hines

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Posted 10 January 2023 - 06:21 AM

How long is a piece of string?

 

No clue what you are talking about sensei. 

 

I'm wondering if i might have miscalculated my pre-calibration.    Either way, this batch is going into bottles/kegs this weekend.    I'll likely brew the same batch  this weekend, but this weekend I have all of my water additives.  I'll compare this one to the next one to see how much of a difference those additions make.


Edited by Hines, 10 January 2023 - 06:22 AM.


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Posted 10 January 2023 - 06:25 AM

No clue what you are talking about sensei. 

 

it's similar in that it's a question that can't be answered.  I guess a likely range could be provided.  1.001-1.016 :D  I'm not sure of the origin of the "How long is a piece of string?" question.


Edited by postSingularityHumanoid, 10 January 2023 - 06:25 AM.


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Posted 10 January 2023 - 06:28 AM

How long is a piece of string?

2 times half its length.



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Posted 10 January 2023 - 06:29 AM

2 times half its length.

 

deep :lol:



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Posted 10 January 2023 - 06:29 AM

deep :lol:

It was an interview questions for either someone I knew or myself and that was the answer given... 



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Posted 10 January 2023 - 06:31 AM

It was an interview questions for either someone I knew or myself and that was the answer given... 

 

if you google the question for the "answer" that is the answer that is suggested.  it might be a common response.


Edited by postSingularityHumanoid, 10 January 2023 - 06:31 AM.



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