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Introducing PLAATO Keg – Keg Management System!

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PLAATO Keg – Keg Management System

PLAATO Keg is the first all-in-one system that keeps a track of what’s happening with your kegs so you can better manage your draft system. Check in on how much beer is left in each keg, get real time measurements of every pour, and receive push notifications if Plaato Keg detects something out of sorts.

PLAATO Keg uses three synchronized, high-quality load-cells that measures the keg-weight every 0.1 second, sending real-time data of your kegs directly to your smartphone using WiFi. Made from impact resistant polycarbonate body, which can withstand even the roughest environments.

  • WiFi Connectivity
  • iOS & Android app
  • Measure the level of beer inside the tank and real time pouring status

Know How Much You Have
The new Plaato Keg knows exactly how much beer is left in all of your kegs. Highly accurate load-cells keep track of the good stuff, and yes, the beer’s gravity is accounted for in the calculations.

Built-in Leak Detection
Get notification in the app if liquid is detected. Plaato Keg is internet-connected, so you will get the notification wherever you are.

CO2 Mode
Enable CO2-mode in the Plaato-app, and turn one of your keg devices into your CO2 tank monitor, checking the remaining level of gas in real-time. Use it to have control over the remaining level of CO2 to make sure you have enough for the upcoming brew day, or use it to detect a CO2-leak from your system.

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Hands on Review: Inkbird Wireless Temperature Sensor IBS-TH1 and WiFi Gateway IBS-M1 + Keezer Reconfiguration and Temperature Analysis

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.

Inkbird Wireless Temperature Sensor and WiFi Hub

Temperature is important to have control of at all stages of the brewing process. While the biggest area of focus on temperature is the mash or fermentation, there are other areas of the process where temperature is important to understand. And if there’s something you need to monitor or control, you better believe the homebrew hobby delivers with the gear. This review focuses on a wireless temperature sensor and a communications hub that helps make the data readily available remotely.

IBS-M1 in Box


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Inkbird makes temperature sensors and temperature controllers for all kinds of home uses, which can easily find their way into homebrewers’ toolboxes. The Inkbird IBS-TH1 is a wireless temperature and humidity sensor. It’s powered by an AAA battery and connects via Bluetooth to an Inkbird app on your phone. The unit is about the size of a hockey puck (2.2” diameter), and contains the humidity sensor and an onboard temperature sensor. There is also a jack for the provided external temperature probe. The probe has a 6.5 ft long lead that connects to a waterproof temperature-sensing tip.

App Home ScreenTemperature HIstorgram

The IBS-TH1 is unique for thermometers in that it logs data onboard the unit. Through the Inkbird app you set the time interval of data collection, from as frequently as 10 seconds, or as infrequently as 30 minutes. The onboard storage of the unit can hold up to 30,000 data points. Whenever you are within its 150 ft. Bluetooth range, you can review the current temperature/humidity, as well as pull up all of the historical data stored on it. Within the app you can also set min & max limits for the temperature and humidity, and if you’re within Bluetooth range, it will set an alarm off on your phone. It will only monitor one temperature at a time, so if you have the cable plugged in for the remote sensor, it will read/record that, and not the onboard sensor.

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TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer – $126 AND Free Shipping + Hands on Review

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TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer via Adventures in Homebrewing

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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.


 

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Tilt Bluetooth Hydrometer – FREE $20 Gift Card with Purchase + Hands on Review

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Tilt Bluetooth Hydrometer via Adventures in Homebrewing

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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 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.


 

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  • Spend $100 at Adventures in Homebrewing and they’re giving you an extra 300 rewards points for free.  Some exceptions apply.
  • Rewards points figure to about a 5% value.  Example: 750 points – is about $37.50.  Normally, you get 1 point per dollar.  With this promo, you get an extra 300 points when you spend $100.  So, 100 + 300 = 400.  That’s a $20 gift card.
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TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer – $126 AND Free Shipping + Hands on Review

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TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer via Adventures in Homebrewing

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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.


 

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Buy a TILT + TILT Repeater – Save $20, Get Free Shipping + Hands on Review

TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer from AIH!

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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.


 

The details…

  • Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer!
  • AIH has TILT for $140.  Repeater is $65.
  • An extra $30, depending on order size: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $30 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $80, $20 off $160 and $30 off $240.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.
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Buy a TILT + TILT Repeater – Save $20, Get Free Shipping + Hands on Review

TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer from AIH!

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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.


 

The details…

  • Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer!
  • AIH has TILT for $140.  Repeater is $65.
  • An extra $30, depending on order size: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $30 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $80, $20 off $160 and $30 off $240.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.
  • Get Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Works with Brewfather App! Sign up for a free trial! – check out our Hands on Review
  • Buy a TILT and a TILT Repeater and you’ll qualify for $20 off.

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TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer – $126 AND Free Shipping + Hands on Review

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TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer via Adventures in Homebrewing

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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.


 

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Speidel GÄRSPUNDmobil Fermentation Monitor – $159.99, Save $40 + Hands on Speidel Fermenter Review

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Speidel GÄRSPUNDmobil Fermentation Monitor from MoreBeer

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Monitor and track your fermentation from your computer or phone with Speidel’s new Garspundmobil. The monitor sits on your Speidel airlock and measures temperature and counts the number of bubbles coming from your fermentation. It uses this information to show you how active your fermentation is and estimate the gravity.

Features:

  • Measures fermentation activity by counting the number of bubbles passing through your airlock
  • Measures temperature of your fermentation
  • Sends this information to MySpeidel wirelessly
  • Uses network standard: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Device’s status is shown through a light inside the unit
  • USB cable included

 

  • This is marked down a whopping $40 to $159.99.
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Speidel GÄRSPUNDmobil Fermentation Monitor FE750

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As of this posting, Woot has a variety of Canakit Raspberry Pi Kits on sale starting at $59.99.  Valid today 1/1/20 only while supplies last. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free]. Prices and availability can change quicklyCheck product page for current infoMore About Prices

These could be used to put together a temperature controller or for brew system automation and control.  Or use this in conjunction with Raspberry Pints to display a digital tap list with or without flow meters to track pints served and beer remaining.

Got a great homebrewing related Raspberry Pi Project?  We’d love to share the details with your fellow homebrewers.  Email us the deets.

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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.