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SODIAL Triple Scale Hydrometer… $4.98 + free shipping

SODIAL(R) Hydrometer - for Home Brew Beer, Wine, Mead and Kombucha - Deluxe Triple Scale Set, Hardcase and Cloth - Specific Gravity ABV TesterSODIAL(R) Hydrometer – for Home Brew Beer, Wine, Mead and Kombucha – Deluxe Triple Scale Set, Hardcase and Cloth – Specific Gravity ABV Tester


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  • Easily calculate Alcohol % (ABV) – Graduated color bands help you know when you brew is ready, and our Crystal clear fonts are so easy to read.
  • Create the perfect brew – with this durable all glass alcoholmeter make great beers, wines, ciders and Kombucha at home.
  • Triplescale – Specific Gravity (0.99 – 1.16), Potential Alcohol (0%-20%), Brix/Balling (0-35).

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SODIAL(R) Hydrometer – for Home Brew Beer, Wine, Mead and Kombucha – Deluxe Triple Scale Set, Hardcase and Cloth – Specific Gravity ABV Tester


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Hands on Review: Plaato Digital Airlock – WiFi Fermentation Analyzer for Homebrewing!

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Plaato Digital Airlock

There are more products entering the market for monitoring your fermentation progress digitally, and recording the data. I’ve used a wireless digital hydrometer for a year now. Worlds are opened when you can track your gravity over time and adjust fermentation conditions based on what you see. Dry hop addition timing and fermentation temperature adjustments can be custom-tailored to each batch to make sure it reaches its best potential.

The Plaato digital airlock design principle is based on chemistry. The major resulting products of fermentation are alcohol (ethanol) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2). Research has shown that the change in gravity of fermenting beer is roughly proportional to the creation of CO2. To get the math to work, you start with the Original Gravity and volume of wort so you know how much total sugars are there. Then as you measure CO2, you can keep track how much of that sugar has been converted to alcohol. The team at Plaato started with this principle and then conducted a bunch of fermentations to develop the algorithm that runs in the Plaato software to track the gravity.

The digital airlock is roughly the size of a 3-piece airlock, and you fill it half-way up with water. CO2 pushes up through that water in the form of gas bubbles. The body of the Plaato airlock has a “bubble divider” that takes the blobs of CO2 and divides them into evenly sized bubbles to pass by the sensor. The airlock is actually counting the number of bubbles, not measuring the time between bubbles. In this manner, it can tell the difference between a small bubble and a large “glug”. The fermentation of 5 gallons of wort produces many hundreds of thousands of these uniform-sized bubbles to be counted.

The data is transmitted via Wi-Fi to Plaato servers, and the App on your smartphone reads that data and plots it out. It plots three things: 1) gravity, 2) running total of bubbles produced, and 3) room temperature from a sensor in the body of the airlock. The meter is powered by a standard USB cable (6 ft cable provided, you need to provide the AC/DC converter plug).

Screenshot showing manual gravity corrections

The airlock has a learning feature so if you take a gravity reading yourself during fermentation and want to adjust the reading from your Plaato, you can manually enter this. With all of this data from all of the airlocks going home to the mothership, Plaato has the ability to adjust/improve their bubble count algorithm from every customer’s fermentation.


Get the Gear: PLAATO Airlock – WiFi Fermentation Analyzer for Homebrewing – via Amazon


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Triple Scale Hydrometer, Storage Bag + Protective Case – $8.97 + free prime ship

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Chefast Hydrometer Kit for Wine, Beer, Mead and Kombucha – Combo Set of Triple-Scale Alcohol Hydrometer, Cleaning Cloth, and Storage Bag – ABV, Brix and Gravity Tester – Home Brewing Supplies


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Tilt Bluetooth Hydrometer – Get Bonus Rewards Points – up to $37.50 extra – rewards toward a future purchase + Hands on Review

Tilt Digital wireless hydrometer and thermometer for smartphone or tablet


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Designed specifically for homebrewers, the Tilt Hydrometer & Thermometer monitors both the specific gravity and temperature of your batch while its fermenting without having to open your fermenter and waste your beer for test samples, allowing you to brew more consistent batches of beer and makes each batch much easier to track. Using the Tilt App (Available Here!) you can instantly check on your batches readings using an Apple iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet. Designed with a high precision temperature sensor and accelerometer, the Tilt monitors your batch with a fine degree of control. The specific gravity is accurate +/- 0.002 within the Tilt’s 0.990 to 1.120 range. The included thermometer is accurate +/- 1 degree F. The increased transmission power of the Tilt gives it better reception and range, allowing it to send data through large, thick-walled fermenters and it will work with most Bluetooth 4.0+ devices. The Tilt was also built with efficiency in mind. The reduced power consumption allows to to use you Tilt batch after batch with the same battery. Each Tilt comes calibrated and ready to use with an included battery. Battery life is 12-24 months depending on usage. Easy to use, the Tilt makes a great addition to any brewhouse. Simply download the app, sanitize your Tilt, drop it into your fermenter, and start taking readings!

The Tilt Hydrometers comes in a rainbow of colors to brighten up your brew supplies, but these colors are not just cosmetic. Use a different color Tilt to monitor multiple batches of beer at the same time. The Tilt App will not read multiple hydrometers of the same color.


Also: Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer! | More Info – Bonus Pts at AIH!

Tilt Hydrometers at Adventures in Homebrewing!

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Get Bonus Rewards: As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is giving additional bonus points based on how much you purchase.  150 with a $50 purchase, $450 with a $150 purchase and 750 with a $250 purchase.  This does bundle with many of their existing sale items!  No promo code is needed.  Bonus points equate to about 5% promotional value.  750 = about $37.50 in value.  These bonuses are in addition to the rewards.  To the points that a product already earns.  Example: This kettle is currently selling for $299.99.  You get 300 rewards points when you purchase it. You’d also earn 750 bonus points as part of this promotion. That’s 1,050 points are the equivalent of about $52.50 in value toward a future purchase.

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Tilt Bluetooth Hydrometer – $114.75, Save $20.25 + Hands on Review

Tilt Digital wireless hydrometer and thermometer for smartphone or tablet


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

Designed specifically for homebrewers, the Tilt Hydrometer & Thermometer monitors both the specific gravity and temperature of your batch while its fermenting without having to open your fermenter and waste your beer for test samples, allowing you to brew more consistent batches of beer and makes each batch much easier to track. Using the Tilt App (Available Here!) you can instantly check on your batches readings using an Apple iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet. Designed with a high precision temperature sensor and accelerometer, the Tilt monitors your batch with a fine degree of control. The specific gravity is accurate +/- 0.002 within the Tilt’s 0.990 to 1.120 range. The included thermometer is accurate +/- 1 degree F. The increased transmission power of the Tilt gives it better reception and range, allowing it to send data through large, thick-walled fermenters and it will work with most Bluetooth 4.0+ devices. The Tilt was also built with efficiency in mind. The reduced power consumption allows to to use you Tilt batch after batch with the same battery. Each Tilt comes calibrated and ready to use with an included battery. Battery life is 12-24 months depending on usage. Easy to use, the Tilt makes a great addition to any brewhouse. Simply download the app, sanitize your Tilt, drop it into your fermenter, and start taking readings!

The Tilt Hydrometers comes in a rainbow of colors to brighten up your brew supplies, but these colors are not just cosmetic. Use a different color Tilt to monitor multiple batches of beer at the same time. The Tilt App will not read multiple hydrometers of the same color.


Also: Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer!

Tilt Hydrometers at Adventures in Homebrewing!

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Stacks With: For a limited time AIH is discounting most orders of $49 or more by 15%.   No coupon code is necessary.  Discount will be reflected at checkout. This sale works with the Tilt and makes them just $114.75.  That’s a savings of $20.25.

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Tilt Bluetooth Hydrometer – Get Bonus Rewards Points – up to $37.50 extra – rewards toward a future purchase + Hands on Review

Tilt Digital wireless hydrometer and thermometer for smartphone or tablet


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

Designed specifically for homebrewers, the Tilt Hydrometer & Thermometer monitors both the specific gravity and temperature of your batch while its fermenting without having to open your fermenter and waste your beer for test samples, allowing you to brew more consistent batches of beer and makes each batch much easier to track. Using the Tilt App (Available Here!) you can instantly check on your batches readings using an Apple iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet. Designed with a high precision temperature sensor and accelerometer, the Tilt monitors your batch with a fine degree of control. The specific gravity is accurate +/- 0.002 within the Tilt’s 0.990 to 1.120 range. The included thermometer is accurate +/- 1 degree F. The increased transmission power of the Tilt gives it better reception and range, allowing it to send data through large, thick-walled fermenters and it will work with most Bluetooth 4.0+ devices. The Tilt was also built with efficiency in mind. The reduced power consumption allows to to use you Tilt batch after batch with the same battery. Each Tilt comes calibrated and ready to use with an included battery. Battery life is 12-24 months depending on usage. Easy to use, the Tilt makes a great addition to any brewhouse. Simply download the app, sanitize your Tilt, drop it into your fermenter, and start taking readings!

The Tilt Hydrometers comes in a rainbow of colors to brighten up your brew supplies, but these colors are not just cosmetic. Use a different color Tilt to monitor multiple batches of beer at the same time. The Tilt App will not read multiple hydrometers of the same color.


Also: Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer! | More Info – Bonus Pts at AIH!

Tilt Hydrometers at Adventures in Homebrewing!

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

Get Bonus Rewards: As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is giving additional bonus points based on how much you purchase.  150 with a $50 purchase, $450 with a $150 purchase and 750 with a $250 purchase.  This does bundle with many of their existing sale items!  No promo code is needed.  Bonus points equate to about 5% promotional value.  750 = about $37.50 in value.  These bonuses are in addition to the rewards.  To the points that a product already earns.  Example: This kettle is currently selling for $299.99.  You get 300 rewards points when you purchase it. You’d also earn 750 bonus points as part of this promotion. That’s 1,050 points are the equivalent of about $52.50 in value toward a future purchase.

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Chefast Triple Scale Hydrometer, Sample Jar, Cleaning Brush AND More

Chefast Hydrometer and Test Jar for Wine, Beer, Mead and Kombucha - Combo Kit of Triple-Scale Hydrometer, 250ml Plastic Cylinder, Cleaning Brush, Cloth and Storage Bag

Chefast Hydrometer and Test Jar for Wine, Beer, Mead and Kombucha – Combo Kit of Triple-Scale Hydrometer, 250ml Plastic Cylinder, Cleaning Brush, Cloth and Storage Bag

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  • ALL YOU NEED TO BREW BY THE NUMBERS: Make sure your alcohol, sugar and gravity measurements are right in the sweet spot with this combo kit — whether your forte is beer, wine, mead or Kombucha. Our glass hydrometer and 250ml plastic test jar help you guard against errors that could ruin your product. Once your numbers look right, you’re ready to tinker with the recipe until you’ve got it tasting terrific every single time.
  • EASY, SAFE AND ACCURATE: Measuring specific gravity from 0.99-1.17, brix/balling from 0-35 and potential alcohol by volume from 0%-20%, this essential proofer is easy to read and free of mercury, lead and other hazardous compounds. It’s your environmentally-friendly way to make pinpoint measurements of your home brew.
  • SPECIAL EXTRAS INCLUDED: In this tester kit, we’ve also included a few handy homebrew helpers that could really save the day. The cleaning brush will make short work of cleaning standard beer bottles; the cloth helps you keep the hydrometer and test tube clean; and the canvas carry bag keeps it all together so you’re not running around hunting for a key component.
  • HELP OUT YOUR HOMEBREWER: Is there someone in your life who loves to brew their own, but you wonder whether they have quality equipment for making accurate measurements? This combo kit is a great gift that could be just what they need to brew with the best of them. It’s great for everything but distilling high-alcohol liquors, and it’s eminently affordable.

 

Chefast Hydrometer and Test Jar for Wine, Beer, Mead and Kombucha – Combo Kit of Triple-Scale Hydrometer, 250ml Plastic Cylinder, Cleaning Brush, Cloth and Storage Bag


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Our Top Posts of 2018 #4… Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer!

To celebrate a great year, we’re going through some of our top content of 2018.  This was our #4 most visited post…

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer

I get pretty excited about most homebrew gear. As an engineer, I love trying to find new tools that let me brew more consistently, or give me control over processes that previously were just a spectator sport. The Tilt Bluetooth hydrometer is one of those devices that pulls back the curtain a bit on a part of the brew process that’s a bit more mysterious. It lets you see what’s going on within your fermenting beer in a way that makes you wonder how you managed without it before.


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The device comes in a compact clear polycarbonate tube, sealed on each end to keep the battery and fancy circuitry dry as it floats along in your fermentor. It’s completely no-strings-attached, and you just drop it in your fermentor and the Bluetooth chip on board broadcasts to your smartphone or tablet to report Standard Gravity and temperature. It makes use of a novel concept to track your gravity. It has a digital inclinometer on board, which measures how much it’s “tilt”-ed . The weight of the device makes it want to sink in your beer, and buoyancy of the cylinder counteracts it. The thicker your wort is, the Tilt doesn’t sink as much and as a result has a greater tilt. As your fermentation progresses and the gravity drops, the buoyancy decreases and Tilt sinks lower and becomes more vertical. The circuitry measuring the angle does some calculations and outputs the angle as a gravity measurement.

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The Brew Perfect Classic WiFi Hydrometer – $59.99 + Free Shipping, Save $140

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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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

As of this posting, MoreBeer has this marked down a whopping $140 to $59.99. Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. Price, promotions 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 the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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Triple Scale Hydrometer, Storage Bag + Protective Case

Chefast Hydrometer Kit for Wine, Beer, Mead and Kombucha - Combo Set of Triple-Scale Alcohol Hydrometer, Cleaning Cloth, and Storage Bag - ABV, Brix and Gravity Tester - Home Brewing SuppliesChefast Hydrometer Kit for Wine, Beer, Mead and Kombucha – Combo Set of Triple-Scale Alcohol Hydrometer, Cleaning Cloth, and Storage Bag – ABV, Brix and Gravity Tester – Home Brewing Supplies

Chefast Hydrometer Kit for Wine, Beer, Mead and Kombucha – Combo Set of Triple-Scale Alcohol Hydrometer, Cleaning Cloth, and Storage Bag – ABV, Brix and Gravity Tester – Home Brewing Supplies


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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