ANGELHOMEBREW - TILT Hydrometer and Repeater Back in Stock

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Re: ANGELHOMEBREW - TILT Hydrometer and Repeater Back in Stock

Post by MashBag » Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:20 am

Does anyone use one of these? I am struggling to understand why... Is it not just a case of tech for tech's sake?

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Post by PeeBee » Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:25 pm

Isn't all technology for technologies sake? Us human's just like building things that are better than current offerings. TVs; do we need them? Cars; do we need them? Hydrometers; weren't they originally just technology for technologies sake?

Tilts have their issues, attaching to rafts of yeast which build up and distort readings. But they do a job of keep curious fingers out of the fermenting beer. So FG readings might be a few points out, just use a different tool when the time comes (note I said "different tool" and not "hydrometer" which I personally don't own: Useless, fragile, bits of glass that are nearly impossible to read ...).

This is my Tilt that only arrived this morning (in a bucket of water, displayed using a TiltPi, not calibrated yet):
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Might look a bit different display-wise (more decimal placed) 'cos it's a Tilt Pro. I don't imagine build ups of yeast will bother this one too much (it's huge).

Cask-conditioned style ale out of a keg/Cornie (the "treatise"): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwzEv5 ... V1bWc/view

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Re: ANGELHOMEBREW - TILT Hydrometer and Repeater Back in Stock

Post by Cobnut » Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:20 pm

Ooh this piques my interest…a Tilt Pro.
Fermenting: Amarillo dry hop lager
Conditioning: None
Drinking: Quick Golden Ale, Partigyled IDSP & PP, Single hopped APA, Banks's 1953 Mild, (extract) Single hop pale ale, London Porter, Thai spiced Saison, SMASH Keeping Ale (Chevallier, First Gold, Voss Kveik), 'Ol 'Enry Brut IPA, Dunkelweizen
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Post by Cobnut » Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:26 pm

Tilt Pro? Where from? How much?
Fermenting: Amarillo dry hop lager
Conditioning: None
Drinking: Quick Golden Ale, Partigyled IDSP & PP, Single hopped APA, Banks's 1953 Mild, (extract) Single hop pale ale, London Porter, Thai spiced Saison, SMASH Keeping Ale (Chevallier, First Gold, Voss Kveik), 'Ol 'Enry Brut IPA, Dunkelweizen
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Re: ANGELHOMEBREW - TILT Hydrometer and Repeater Back in Stock

Post by PeeBee » Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:50 pm

Don't know if Paul at ANGELHOMEBREW sells them yet? My impatience got the better of me and I ordered direct from the States. 8)

I'm finding it does tend to drift a bit, hardly surprising as it's trying to measure tenths of a gravity point! (And tenths of degrees Celsius rather than halves). It's chunky, but most of its mass is beneath the surface so should be better immune from accumulating yeast.

Cask-conditioned style ale out of a keg/Cornie (the "treatise"): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwzEv5 ... V1bWc/view

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Post by MashBag » Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:03 am

My takeaway from that was "tech for tech's sake that isn't accurate".

Surely after a few brews you know where it is by looking.

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Re: ANGELHOMEBREW - TILT Hydrometer and Repeater Back in Stock

Post by PeeBee » Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:59 pm

MashBag wrote:
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:03 am
My takeaway from that was "tech for tech's sake that isn't accurate".

Surely after a few brews you know where it is by looking.
My fermenters are stainless steel and sealed. No, I can't tell by "looking". But: Save some (a lot of) money and don't get one!

If you don't know why you'd need one, you don't need one. There is no need trying to tell people who do think they do need one that they don't, or you can end up arguing with me which is surely not good for anyone's "mental health" (mine will be safe ... or presumably it's safe wherever it got too?).

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I'm sure Paul (Angel Homebrew) will be very happy to supply those folk who do think they need one.



I don't think further argument on the subject should be continued in the "suppliers" section of this "market place".

Cask-conditioned style ale out of a keg/Cornie (the "treatise"): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwzEv5 ... V1bWc/view

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Post by IPA » Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:20 pm

I've never seen an FV with a lid that cannot be removed. How on earth do you get the wort into it ?
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Post by vacant » Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:06 pm

PeeBee wrote:
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:50 pm
tenths of degrees Celsius rather than halves.
Doesn't temperature vary from top to bottom and from the edge to the centre of the FV? I can't see how this measurement is in the least bit useful i.e. how are you meant to respond to this reading?

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Re: ANGELHOMEBREW - TILT Hydrometer and Repeater Back in Stock

Post by angelHomeBrew » Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:45 pm

Not got the Pro, don’t think was available last time I ordered but do need to reorder soon

They are very popular

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Re: ANGELHOMEBREW - TILT Hydrometer and Repeater Back in Stock

Post by angelHomeBrew » Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:57 pm

MashBag wrote:
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:20 am
Does anyone use one of these? I am struggling to understand why... Is it not just a case of tech for tech's sake?
They are really popular

Sure it’s not for everyone and is a bit of a gadget, certainly not essential

Must confess I’m a bit of gadget person, I love these.

Years ago I was hounding manufacturer in US for them before they were available U.K. and he was only selling in US and was first U.K. to import and sell these

Now of-course everyone sells them which is to be expected

You can setup to see a gravity reading and a temp reading anywhere anytime on your phone and can set up to plot temp and gravity over the whole fermentation timeline. And not need to take a sample to achieve this and then potential problems with doing that

In my mind it’s awesome, but equally fully understand it’s not for everyone

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Re: ANGELHOMEBREW - TILT Hydrometer and Repeater Back in Stock

Post by MashBag » Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:31 am

IPA wrote:
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:20 pm
I've never seen an FV with a lid that cannot be removed. How on earth do you get the wort into it ?
Properly Lol 👍

I was wondering how the signal got out? Perhaps you need really thin stainless 😁

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Re: ANGELHOMEBREW - TILT Hydrometer and Repeater Back in Stock

Post by Cobnut » Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:36 am

I have one of the 2nd generation tilt hydrometers. In the plastic fermenter (fermentasaurus) inside the fermentation fridge it works a treat connected to a raspberry pi zero W running the tilt pi app; I’m able to generate a plot of the fermentation progress so I can see when fermentation has finished (then take a FG reading with glass hydrometer).

However, with my SS conical, the Bluetooth connection doesn’t work so I have to manually take “readings” via my smartphone (still means I don’t need to remove any wort from the fermenter).

I’m a bit loathe to buy the repeater that they sell (maybe sell my SS conical and go back to the fermentasaurus? 😂), but it would probably work.

The tilt Pro looks as though it might also solve this radio propagation issue, but looks a tad dear too.

Boys’ toys, eh?
Fermenting: Amarillo dry hop lager
Conditioning: None
Drinking: Quick Golden Ale, Partigyled IDSP & PP, Single hopped APA, Banks's 1953 Mild, (extract) Single hop pale ale, London Porter, Thai spiced Saison, SMASH Keeping Ale (Chevallier, First Gold, Voss Kveik), 'Ol 'Enry Brut IPA, Dunkelweizen
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Re: ANGELHOMEBREW - TILT Hydrometer and Repeater Back in Stock

Post by PeeBee » Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:24 pm

I've restarted this thread >here< which is a more convenient place to post too.

Cask-conditioned style ale out of a keg/Cornie (the "treatise"): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwzEv5 ... V1bWc/view

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