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Inkbird Waterproof Wireless Wifi Control Outlet – Alexa & Google Assistant

Inkbirdplus INK-WP03 Smart Outdoor Plug Waterproof WiFi Outlet Timer with 2 Sockets, Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, Wireless Remote Control by SmartphoneInkbirdplus INK-WP03 Smart Outdoor Plug Waterproof WiFi Outlet Timer with 2 Sockets, Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, Wireless Remote Control by Smartphone

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

  • 【Easy to use】 Plugging in the device, connecting to the wifi network, and starting the Inkbird Smart APP. You can control the device wirelessly via smartphone anytime, anywhere. Supports 2.4Ghz wifi only.
  • 【Dual socket design】 2 AC outlets, the maximum power of 15A/1875W allows you to connect more electrical appliances and meet the use of large power equipment.
  • 【Convenient Voice control】Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control, using a smartphone to remotely control outdoor electronic devices, simply use your voice command to control each individual socket.
  • 【Timing & Countdown】Set a daily automatic timer or automatic switch according to your needs, which helps to save energy and reduce electricity bills(schedule your power supply)
  • 【Waterproof & Durable】ABS fireproof material and IP44 waterproof standard are adopted, which is the best choice for outdoor equipment.

 

Inkbirdplus INK-WP03 Smart Outdoor Plug Waterproof WiFi Outlet Timer with 2 Sockets, Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, Wireless Remote Control by Smartphone – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: MLCS 9089 Billy Pedal Foot Switch, 2 Step ON/OFF(Continuous Running)

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I would not recommend this for use with hot liquids.  Always use caution when using your pump with hot liquids.  Likewise use caution when using electricity around liquids.  Hot liquids and electricity can be dangerous.

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.

Inkbird Waterproof Wireless Wifi Control Outlet – Alexa & Google Assistant

Inkbirdplus INK-WP03 Smart Outdoor Plug Waterproof WiFi Outlet Timer with 2 Sockets, Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, Wireless Remote Control by SmartphoneInkbirdplus INK-WP03 Smart Outdoor Plug Waterproof WiFi Outlet Timer with 2 Sockets, Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, Wireless Remote Control by Smartphone

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

  • 【Easy to use】 Plugging in the device, connecting to the wifi network, and starting the Inkbird Smart APP. You can control the device wirelessly via smartphone anytime, anywhere. Supports 2.4Ghz wifi only.
  • 【Dual socket design】 2 AC outlets, the maximum power of 15A/1875W allows you to connect more electrical appliances and meet the use of large power equipment.
  • 【Convenient Voice control】Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control, using a smartphone to remotely control outdoor electronic devices, simply use your voice command to control each individual socket.
  • 【Timing & Countdown】Set a daily automatic timer or automatic switch according to your needs, which helps to save energy and reduce electricity bills(schedule your power supply)
  • 【Waterproof & Durable】ABS fireproof material and IP44 waterproof standard are adopted, which is the best choice for outdoor equipment.

 

Inkbirdplus INK-WP03 Smart Outdoor Plug Waterproof WiFi Outlet Timer with 2 Sockets, Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, Wireless Remote Control by Smartphone – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: MLCS 9089 Billy Pedal Foot Switch, 2 Step ON/OFF(Continuous Running)

More: Recent Amazon Finds

I would not recommend this for use with hot liquids.  Always use caution when using your pump with hot liquids.  Likewise use caution when using electricity around liquids.  Hot liquids and electricity can be dangerous.

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.

Kegtron – Smart Keg Monitor System

Kegtron Smart Keg Monitor - Single Tap | Track Your Keg Levels From Your Phone | Upgrade Your Taps

Kegtron Smart Keg Monitor – Dual Tap Expansion Unit | Track Your Keg Levels From Your Phone | Upgrade Your Taps


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

  • UPGRADE YOUR TAPS – Wirelessly monitor your kegerator or taps at the bar
  • ALL ON YOUR PHONE – Monitor all of your kegs from your phone or tablet
  • STOP THE GUESSWORK – Don’t be surprised by empty kegs. Track volume served, volume remaining, servings remaining and more
  • QUICK AND EASY – Install it yourself quickly and clean-in-place with your beverage lines
  • EXPANDABLE – Add expansion monitors to grow as needed. Works with small kegerators to large bars & restaurants

Kegtron Smart Keg Monitor, monitors the beers you have on tap and let’s you know how much each keg is holding.  Works with a companion smart phone and tablet app.

Kegtron Smart Keg Monitor – Dual Tap Expansion Unit | Track Your Keg Levels From Your Phone | Upgrade Your Taps – note that this is available in multiple versions to accommodate different line counts

Learn More!  Hands on Review: Kegtron Smart Keg Monitor

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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How-To: iSpindel Brew Temperature Control – Using Smart Life, IFTTT and Ubidots!

iSpindel WiFi Hydrometer - Samsung Battery *FREE WORLDWIDE delivery*

Thank to you Neil Catley for this write up!   Neil assembles iSpindel hydromters and sells them via eBay

The iSpindel is a DIY Wi-Fi enabled hydrometer.  The project originated in Germany, but an English translation is available.  See: iSpindel Documentation

Compare iSpindel to TILT

Pre-Built iSpindel

As mentioned previously. the iSpindel is a DIY build.  However, it seems that some people are building these and selling them on eBay.  The pictured iSpindel is one such option.

iSpindel WiFi Hydrometer – Samsung Battery *FREE WORLDWIDE delivery*

If that offering has sold out or is otherwise, unavailable… search eBay for iSpindel

Related: Search Amazon for “Smart Life Plug”


iSpindel Brew Temperature Control – Using Smart Life, IFTTT and Ubidots

by Neil Catley

Note that these are technical, step by step directions.  Specific steps may change over time.  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.

Overview

This guide will help you set-up online tools to enable fermentation temperature control using your iSpindel. I find this one of the main benefits of having the device, especially in the cold UK winters when I have a brew going in the garage

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BN-LINK Heavy Duty Outdoor WiFi Outlet

BN-LINK Smart WiFi Heavy Duty Outdoor Outlet, Timer and Countdown Function, No Hub Required for Outdoor Lights, Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant (Outdoor) 2.4 GHz Network only

BN-LINK Smart WiFi Heavy Duty Outdoor Outlet, Timer and Countdown Function, No Hub Required for Outdoor Lights, Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant (Outdoor) 2.4 GHz Network only

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

  • [HANDS FREE]: Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control (Alexa and Google device sold separately)
  • [CONVENIENT]: Turn electronics on or off from anywhere with your smartphone using the app or by simply giving voice commands to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. No Hub Required
  • [SMART SCHEDULES]: Schedule the Smart Plug to automatically power most heavy duty electronics on and off as needed, like setting lights to come on at dusk or turn off at sunrise.
  • [FLEXIBLE TIMES]: With the countdown timer feature, simply set a timer for the Smart Plug to turn off its appliance automatically
  • [MULTIPLE OUTLETS AVAILABLE]: 3 Outlets(They all turn on/off simultaneously). The 3 outlets do not work independently of one another. They will turn on and off together and cannot be separated Requires a secured 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network connection. Trouble connecting? Try AP mode. ETL Listed. Our product is rated: 15 A, 125 V, 1875 W.

 

BN-LINK Smart WiFi Heavy Duty Outdoor Outlet, Timer and Countdown Function, No Hub Required for Outdoor Lights, Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant (Outdoor) 2.4 GHz Network only – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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I would not recommend this for use with hot liquids.  Always use caution when using your pump with hot liquids.  Likewise use caution when using electricity around liquids.  Hot liquids and electricity can be dangerous.

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.

iSpindel Digital WiFi Hydrometer! + DIY iSpindel & Compare w/TILT

iSpindel WiFi Hydrometer - Samsung Battery *FREE WORLDWIDE delivery*

The iSpindel is a DIY Wi-Fi enabled hydrometer.  The project originated in Germany, but an English translation is available.

See: iSpindel Documentation

Compare iSpindel to TILT

Pre-Built iSpindel

As mentioned previously. the iSpindel is a DIY build.  However, it seems that some people are building these and selling them on eBay.  The pictured iSpindel is one such option.

iSpindel WiFi Hydrometer – Samsung Battery *FREE WORLDWIDE delivery*

If that offering has sold out or is otherwise, unavailable… search eBay for iSpindel

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 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. rp:ebayispindel

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Inkbird Waterproof Wireless Wifi Control Outlet – Alexa & Google Assistant

Inkbirdplus INK-WP03 Smart Outdoor Plug Waterproof WiFi Outlet Timer with 2 Sockets, Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, Wireless Remote Control by SmartphoneInkbirdplus INK-WP03 Smart Outdoor Plug Waterproof WiFi Outlet Timer with 2 Sockets, Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, Wireless Remote Control by Smartphone

More Info

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

  • 【Easy to use】 Plugging in the device, connecting to the wifi network, and starting the Inkbird Smart APP. You can control the device wirelessly via smartphone anytime, anywhere. Supports 2.4Ghz wifi only.
  • 【Dual socket design】 2 AC outlets, the maximum power of 15A/1875W allows you to connect more electrical appliances and meet the use of large power equipment.
  • 【Convenient Voice control】Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control, using a smartphone to remotely control outdoor electronic devices, simply use your voice command to control each individual socket.
  • 【Timing & Countdown】Set a daily automatic timer or automatic switch according to your needs, which helps to save energy and reduce electricity bills(schedule your power supply)
  • 【Waterproof & Durable】ABS fireproof material and IP44 waterproof standard are adopted, which is the best choice for outdoor equipment.

 

Inkbirdplus INK-WP03 Smart Outdoor Plug Waterproof WiFi Outlet Timer with 2 Sockets, Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, Wireless Remote Control by Smartphone – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: MLCS 9089 Billy Pedal Foot Switch, 2 Step ON/OFF(Continuous Running)

More: Recent Amazon Finds

I would not recommend this for use with hot liquids.  Always use caution when using your pump with hot liquids.  Likewise use caution when using electricity around liquids.  Hot liquids and electricity can be dangerous.

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.

TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer – you pick the color – $135 + Free Shipping & FREE HOPS + Hands on Review

V3 TILT™ Bluetooth Hydrometer & Thermometer FREE Spare Battery Pick Color

V3 TILT™ Bluetooth Hydrometer & Thermometer FREE Hops Pick Color

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FREE Package of Hops with every TILT you buy!!! And FREE SHIPPING.

If you want a specific color and it shows out of stock, email me and I can get it for you.

We are shipping the new and most updated version with the single cap.

Designed for home brewing, the 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 detail.

Our goal is to help homebrewers brew better beer.
The Tilt hydrometer allows you to check the specific gravity and temperature of your beer while it’s fermenting, without ever having to open your fermenter or pour out any of your precious brew. This makes brewing more consistent and easy to track.

Here are some of the new features of the Tilt:

Range: Better reception and range. With the increased transmission power your Tilt will send data through larger, thicker-walled fermenters.

Precision: Upgraded sensors. With an improved temperature sensor and accelerometer your Tilt will operate with more precision.

Efficiency: We’ve reduced power consumption so more brews, less battery.

New Look: Newly designed custom circuit board and harness.

If using multiple Tilt Hydrometers for different batches of fermenting beer you must use a different color for each batch. The app will not read multiple hydrometers of the same color.

Each Tilt comes calibrated and ready to go with a pre-installed battery. Just download the free app, sanitize your Tilt, drop in your fermenter, and start taking readings with your phone, tablet, or Tilt Pi.

The specific gravity is accurate +/- 0.002 within the Tilt’s range of 0.990 to 1.120. The thermometer is accurate +/- 1 degree F (+/- 0.5 degree C).

Download the free Tilt app at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.


 

V3 TILT™ Bluetooth Hydrometer & Thermometer FREE Hops Pick Color

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 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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Hands on Review: Brewfather App – Recipe Formulation, Calculators & Brew Day Tools

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.

Brewfather App

Depending on your brewing personality, you might take notes on paper, do no recipe calculations at all, or use brewing software. I started using BeerSmith when I moved to all-grain brewing, since there were more variables to control when making a recipe and more process steps to keep track of. I’ve been using BeerSmith 2 for the past 5 years, and that’s established my baseline expectations of brewing software. That’s the perspective used when I evaluated the Brewfather software.


Give it a Try!

Brewfather offers a free full feature trial.  After the trial period, you’ll still have access via a limited, non-expiring account

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15% Off Almost Everything at High Gravity Homebrew for Father’s Day!

For a short time High Gravity Fermentation Supply is discounting most things sitewide by 15%.  This is a rare across the board sale.  Applies to nearly everything with a some exceptions.  Note: Discount is applied automatically at checkout, no coupon code is required.

15% off highgravitybrew.com!

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

This DOES apply to Tilt Bluetooth Hydrometers! – Hands on Review

Also at High Gravity: Hands on Review: Wort Hog Turnkey Electric e-BIAB System! | Bootleg Biology at High Gravity

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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