Category Archives: Fermentation

TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer – $135 AND $13.50 Back + Hands on Review

TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer.

About, from the offering description: “Tilt is a wireless hydrometer that lets you instantly read your brew’s specific gravity and temperature on your compatible Apple iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet or Tilt Pi. Most Bluetooth 4.0+ devices will work with the Tilt. You can then optionally save the data automatically to the cloud using our free Google Sheets template or other 3rd party cloud platforms. See our Apps section for more information. ” [keep reading]

Also: Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer!

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for $135.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Stacks With: As of this posting eBay is giving 10% back toward a future purchase via their rewards program.  Get the details and activate this offer.  This amounts to about $13.50 back.

Updated TILT™ Bluetooth HYDROMETER AND THERMOMETER

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Engbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Smart Data Logger Thermometer Hygrometer with Waterproof External Probe / Magnet / Alert for Food Storage Brewing Pet Instrument Cigar

Engbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Smart Data Logger Thermometer Hygrometer with Waterproof External Probe by Engbird

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Accurate (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is ±2%RH and 0.5°F) and fast response. Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower and working life will be longer.
  • Monitoring range: 50 meters / 150ft (No obstructions).Temperature Range: -40 ~140°F (Inner sensor) -40~212°F (External probe). Humidity Range: 0~99%RH.
  • Inside and external probe are supplied. External probe can monitor the temperature of liquid. °C /°F mode and with magnet. Engbird app can be applied to IOS and Android system and support multi-language. History and Immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth.
  • Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, the max date storage is 30000 point. Different sampling interval (10s, 30s, 1min, 2min, 5min, 10min, 30min) can be setting. The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • Multiple Devices: One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

Possible uses include monitoring kegerator temperatures, beer fridge temperatures and fermentation chamber/area temperatures.

I use this in my kegerator!  See: Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements for some more info and photos.  Also: Battery Replacement Guide for Engbird IBS-TH1

9/25/18 1 AM Central: This is selling for $35.99.  Apply coupon code CB64OKKS and the price drops to $30.59. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Engbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Smart Data Logger Thermometer Hygrometer with Waterproof External Probe / Magnet / Alert for Food Storage Brewing Pet Instrument Cigar


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14 Gallon Chapman SteelTank UniVessel Stainless Steel Fermenter & Kettle – $144.99 + Free Shipping AND $15 back

14 Gallon Chapman Stainless Fermenter Boil Kettle Portless Beer Wine Moonshine

Chapman Brewing Equipment UniVessel™ Brew Tank.  Functions as a fermentor and a kettle

  • The most affordable stainless steel fermenter
  • Pressed gallon markings
  • Easy to clean
  • Perfect for 10-12 gallon batches with plenty of head space
  • Comes with a #10 rubber stopper and airlock.
  • 14″ inner diameter, 24″ height
  • 16″ diameter at widest point and 28″ height (if it is including ball valve and airlock)

Chapman Brewing… makes great fermenters!  Check out: Hands On Review: Chapman Brewing SteelTank Fermenter – that’s of the previous version of this fermenter.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for $144.99. Shipping is also free to select US addresses.  Canada and International shipping options are available.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.  For some pricing clarity: Compare to this William’s Brewing offering < Note that the William’s offering DOES NOT ship for free.

Stacks With: As of this posting eBay is giving 10% back toward a future purchase via their rewards program.  Get the details and activate this offer.  This amounts to about $15 in savings.

14 Gallon Chapman Stainless Fermenter Boil Kettle Portless Beer Wine Moonshine

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Oxygen Flow Meter [Assist with Wort Oxygenation] – $11.95 + free prime ship

CNBTR LZQ-3 Acylic Flowmeter Gas Acrylic Metal Fitting Oxygen Flow Meter 0-5 LPM

CNBTR LZQ-3 Acylic Flowmeter Gas Acrylic Metal Fitting Oxygen Flow Meter 0-5 LPM


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Center distance: 65.5mm
  • Flow range: 0-5LPM
  • Working pressure: ≤0.6Mpa
  • Widely used for measuring and controlling the flow of oxygen
  • Product function: to measure gas single-phase non-pulsating flow

Most regulators that homebrewers use for oxygenating wort are simple setups – Example – via William’s Brewing.  They attach to disposable oxygen tanks (typically sourced from a local hardware store) and are little more than on and off valves.  No gauges, no pressure control (other than the degree to which you open and close the valve) and no flow control.

Time and rate give you an idea of how much oxygen you’re really adding to your wort.  Time is easy to track.  Rate, not so much, at least with typical homebrew O2 regulators.  If you want more or less oxygen for your next batch, it’s mostly a guessing game.

Enter a flow meter.  This particular model has a range of 0 to 5 LPM.  This model also appears to have an knob that allows you to adjust the flow rate.  Note: .6 MPa is about 87 PSI.

With both time and flow rate you can establish a more reliable baseline to work off of.  This information should also help you to get better repeatability between brews.

Note that these are typically used for medical applications.  I’m not sure what the barb size is.  You will need to figure out tubing and connections to a compatible regulator and aeration/oxygenation stone.

9/24/18 2:30 PM Central: This is selling for $11.95. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

CNBTR LZQ-3 Acylic Flowmeter Gas Acrylic Metal Fitting Oxygen Flow Meter 0-5 LPM


Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Oxygenation and Aeration Supplies at William’s Brewing

FOUR x Sanitary Air Filters [Oxygenation, Aeration, Siphon Starting] – $9.99, $2.50 Each

Sanitary Air Filter,Ferroday 4Pcs Water Fittings for Beer Brew Keg and Homebrew (4pcs of Pack)

Sanitary Air Filter,Ferroday 4Pcs Water Fittings for Beer Brew Keg and Homebrew (4pcs of Pack)


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 5/16″ barbed connections
  • Filters down to 0.023 micron at 99.99% efficiency
  • The large square filter has greater surface area than other filters
  • Perfect for aeration or oxygenation systems to Filter out any contaminants.

Note from HBF: These type of filters are sometimes used as part of oxygenation or aeration setups.  I’ve also used a similar filter to help start a siphon.  See MoreBeer’s Sterile Siphon Starter for more info on that process.  The basic idea is you use a compatible carboy hood and racking cane and blow into a compatible filter to start the flow of liquid.  The filter used in MoreBeer’s setup looks similar to this one, although I’m not certain it’s identical.

9/17/18 1:30 PM Central: This four pack is selling for just $9.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Sanitary Air Filter,Ferroday 4Pcs Water Fittings for Beer Brew Keg and Homebrew (4pcs of Pack)


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Oxygenation and Aeration Supplies at William’s Brewing

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Ends Soon: Logging Temperature Sensor [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation Temps] – Featured in “6 Upgrades for Your Kegerator” – 15% Off Coupon

Engbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Smart Data Logger Thermometer Hygrometer with Waterproof External Probe / Magnet / Alert for Food Storage Brewing Pet Instrument Cigar

Engbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Smart Data Logger Thermometer Hygrometer with Waterproof External Probe by Engbird

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Accurate (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is ±2%RH and 0.5°F) and fast response. Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower and working life will be longer.
  • Monitoring range: 50 meters / 150ft (No obstructions).Temperature Range: -40 ~140°F (Inner sensor) -40~212°F (External probe). Humidity Range: 0~99%RH.
  • Inside and external probe are supplied. External probe can monitor the temperature of liquid. °C /°F mode and with magnet. Engbird app can be applied to IOS and Android system and support multi-language. History and Immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth.
  • Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, the max date storage is 30000 point. Different sampling interval (10s, 30s, 1min, 2min, 5min, 10min, 30min) can be setting. The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • Multiple Devices: One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

Possible uses include monitoring kegerator temperatures, beer fridge temperatures and fermentation chamber/area temperatures.

I use this in my kegerator!  See: Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements for some more info and photos.  Also: Battery Replacement Guide for Engbird IBS-TH1

9/24/18 5 AM Central: This is selling for $35.99.  Apply coupon code CB64OKKS and the price drops to $30.59. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Engbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Smart Data Logger Thermometer Hygrometer with Waterproof External Probe / Magnet / Alert for Food Storage Brewing Pet Instrument Cigar


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The Brew Perfect Classic WiFi Hydrometer – $79.99 + Free Shipping, Save $120 & MoreDeals @ MoreBeer

The Brew Perfect Classic WiFi Hydrometer

The Brew Perfect Classic.  From MoreBeer: “Monitor your fermentation remotely with the Brew Perfect Classic! If this product looks familiar, there’s good reason. Formerly sold under the name BeerBug, the company has since rebranded and major software improvements have accompanied the name change. The original application for the BeerBug was known to be a bit–well–buggy. But those issues have been thoroughly squashed in the Brew Perfect app. Although the hardware hasn’t changed in the Brew Perfect Classic, the unit is fully compatible with the new app. Whether you’re across the room or across the country, keep tabs on your fermentation with the click of a button.”

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

The Brew Perfect Classic measures the actual specific gravity, alcohol %, and temperature of your fermenting beer every minute and sends that information to your own free account online.  After set up you can log on at BrewPerfect.com or via the phone app to see exactly how your fermentation is doing. Three graphs are created for each of your beers to log how specific gravity, alcohol %, and temperature changed over the course of the fermentation. The Brew Perfect Classic gives you the knowledge to make better beer, saves you time, and is a whole lot of fun to use.

Knowledge is power. Understanding what happens during fermentation, and how to control it, is often what separates good brewers from great brewers. The Brew Perfect Classic is the tool that gives you that information. Ever wonder what the lag time is on your beer… the real lag time between pitching and when gravity begins to drop? Is my yeast working? How much does fermentation raise temperature? When should I adjust temperature up at the end of fermentation?  Or even more simply, what temperature did my beer really ferment at? You learn all that and more.

What is your time worth? If you have ever asked yourself “will I be able to keg this weekend?” The Brew Perfect Classic is for you.  The Brew Perfect Classic helps you arrange your busy schedule by knowing exactly when your beer is done fermenting and ready for the next step. Never again will you wonder if your beer is really done, set up to bottle, and then take a gravity reading only to realize you have sugar left in your beer.  What could have happened in that same situation when you own The Brew Perfect Classic is the night before, you checked your gravity on your phone, realized the fermentation had stalled, and that you actually needed to heat it up a bit to help the yeast finish.  You then scheduled your bottling for Sunday afternoon.

Fun.  At the end of the day the most important feature of The Brew Perfect Classic is fun. This takes two things we are all pretty crazy about… making beer and technology and fuses them together.  It is almost hard to believe that you could look at your phone most anywhere in the World and see how your beer is doing. On BrewPerfect.com you can also see fermentation profiles of all your fellow brewers and read their notes.  You will be able to share your fermentation profile with friends around the globe, your brew club, or on Facebook. That’s fun and cool.

Temperature Measurement. The Brew Perfect Classic measures temperature with the included onboard temperature sensor or an optional external probe. The onboard temperature is best explained as the temperature at the bottom of the Brew Perfect Classic.  Being directly above the brew and having CO2 pass through the unit, the temperature is fairly accurate of your brew.  However, it may lag behind the temperature changes of your brew, and it may be somewhat affected by ambient room temperatures.  If you’d like the most accurate temperature measurement possible you’ll want to pickup the optional temperature probe which will be in direct contact with the fermenting liquid.

 

Features:

  • Fits most any vessel that would accept, or could be modified to accept, a #7 stopper
  • CO2 vents through a traditional blowoff
  • Actual gravity sensor hangs from your BeerBug into your beer and can be lengthened or shortened to accommodate any vessel
  • Sends information via your local WiFi network (local WiFi required)
  • Rechargeable battery has 25 day life
  • Free account on TheBeerBug
  • Android and iOS Apps available for your phone
  • Software upgrades will automatically be sent to your BeerBug via WiFi as released
  • Temperature probe available separately
  • Eligible for MoreBeer!’s industry leading 1 year warranty

The Brew Perfect™ Classic FE630

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Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Inkbird PID Controller and Component Clearance Sale – save up 30%, while supplies last

9/24/18 10 AM Central: Inkbird is marking down select PID controllers and components by 15% to 30% when you use the coupon codes below.  Note: Supply is limited, when items are sold out, they’re gone.

IDC-S1RH – 30% Coupon code 99V5PHSS – 4 Digital Preset Scale Counter Controller

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Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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18 Watt Waterproof Heating Mat – $9.99

VIVOHOME Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat for Seed Propagation and Increase Germination Success 10 Inch x 20.75 Inch MET Safety Standard Certified

VIVOHOME Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat for Seed Propagation and Increase Germination Success 10 Inch x 20.75 Inch MET Safety Standard Certified


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Automatically warms rooting area 10-20F over ambient temperature
  • Product dimensions: 10″x 20.75″, Watt: 18W, Power cords length: 5.7ft

9/23/18 11 PM Central: This is selling for just $9.99. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

VIVOHOME Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat for Seed Propagation and Increase Germination Success 10 Inch x 20.75 Inch MET Safety Standard Certified


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Inkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller | Review | Inkbird Deals

Roy Lab Magnetic Mixer [Stir Plate] w/Stainless Top – $33.98 + free shipping

Roy Lab Magnetic Mixer, 316 Stainless Steel Plate Magnetic Stirrer, Max Stirring Capacity:3500ml,0-3500rpm,with Stir Bar

Roy Lab Magnetic Mixer, 316 Stainless Steel Plate Magnetic Stirrer, Max Stirring Capacity:3500ml,0-3500rpm,with Stir Bar


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Strong magnetic 3500ml,0-3500r/min VS others 3000ml,0-3000r/min
  • With a magnetic stir bar
  • Compactness and a rugged design ,Convenient to carry
  • 316 thick stainless steel plate,strong abilities to resist corruption and enduring performances.
  • Input Low voltage DC power supply ensure the high security

Use this in combination with an Erlenmeyer Flask to make a yeast starter.  A stir plate… keeps yeast in constant contact with nutrients, encourages CO2 to off gas and continuously incorporates oxygen all of that means higher cell counts.

9/23/18 10 AM Central: This 3L+ capable stir plate is selling for $33.98.  That’s the lowest historical third party Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Roy Lab Magnetic Mixer, 316 Stainless Steel Plate Magnetic Stirrer, Max Stirring Capacity:3500ml,0-3500rpm,with Stir Bar


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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