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by PeeBee
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2613

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

The beer that was the subject of the last few posts is now casked. The final reading from the Tilt was: Fferna4.1.JPG The reading is matching refractometer readings. But before shouting 'hooray', it's doing that because I'm tweaking the configuration 'on-the-fly' in an attempt to find a work around ...
by PeeBee
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2613

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

Refractometers are usually "temperature compensated". It wont be a precision compensation, but should roughly keep readings the same when within the range of 2-32C. The conversion calculators will convert this reading (BRIX) to SG@15C or 20C, or whatever temperature the SG in the calculations is "no...
by PeeBee
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2613

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

After a bit of a stir and all night for the beer to get sorted out again the Tilt is reading 1.020. Hooray! But the refractometer is now producing a reading of 1.016. The Tilt is stubbornly over-reading 4 points as it was just before this last "stuck" episode. The natural conclusion is a Tilt is not...
by PeeBee
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2613

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

Started off well, but fermentation hadn't gone many days* before the Tilt started wandering off. It has been over-reading by about 4-5 points (compared to refractometer readings) for about two days, despite rocking the fermenter and just having given the beer a stir. * "Many days" doesn't normally d...
by PeeBee
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2613

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

What does "UPDATE APP (FLOW)" do? I guess it is some running updates changing the version to "Tilt Pi v.2.1". But that's only because I don't remember it saying "2.1" before. And what got updated is anyone's guess. I'm surprised how "ungeeky" the Pi app is, but geekiness shines through in places! A...
by PeeBee
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2613

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

Another change I've made this time is clicked the "UPDATE APP (FLOW)" button in the "System" section of the TiltPi app. This was recommended by the Baron Brew guys. It's not a very friendly button because it doesn't tell you if it has done anything (so you press it more than once!) but apparently th...
by PeeBee
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2613

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

At the risk of being boring, I'm off testing again. Recording as I go does support my claim to be "impartial" 'cos I can't so easily "cook the books" as doing it after the event (as if I'd be capable of such deceit!). Same claggy yeast (WLP028, from overbuild). Very slow start (barely showing signs ...
by PeeBee
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1759

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

Here it is in situ … I protected my RIMS element by having a temperature probe and level sensor just after the element. It functioned "in anger" within a few days of trying it! The sensors don't allow the element to energise past a certain temperature and when there's no liquid. The Blichmann devic...
by PeeBee
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1759

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

In actual fact, The Electric Brewery site is a firm supporter of HERMS and doesn't recommend RIMS with their particular set up (see http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28112). Thanks, I've read that now. I do not doubt he has a solid preference for HERMS now . But these designs ...
by PeeBee
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1759

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

I'm going to chip in there! I imagine "LeeH" has based his design on the "Electric Brewery" as is mine. The "Electric Brewery" design seemed to have the intention of supporting RIMS. So "LeeH" and I pursued that "intention" to make it do what it seems it was always the intention to do. So electing n...
by PeeBee
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2613

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

Yes I have seen that and I'm in touch with "Baron Brew" so I now know comma delimited is right. I'll try the base-level multi-point calibration next time around. … P.S. Really must go to this trouble with my Tilt... :oops: No you don't! You wait for me to iron out all the "bumps" and avoid the troub...
by PeeBee
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2613

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

I think I should persuade more folk to believe what I say about calibration because most folk only have one receiving device (probably a mobile phone) and wont see this or trust the ramblings of a loony. I have a calibrated "TiltPi" device monitoring my Tilt 24-7 (highly recommended - by me that is)...
by PeeBee
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1759

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

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by PeeBee
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2613

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

I'm confused as to why you are seeing this again unless you have been really unlucky and for a second lemon. Do you have cooling cools in the fv or similar? Yes. Pumped from a bucket of cold water to start, then fed from a shelf cooler's python lines when Summer decided to hot up. This replacement ...
by PeeBee
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2613

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

Hi PeeBee Back from holiday today and have just been reading your reports … Hope you've had a good holiday! I think I'm beginning to appreciate the reasons behind some of the recent batch of problems. I'm using a TiltPi to fetch the data and I don't think I'm calibrating it right, the result is I a...