PeeBee wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:32 pm
This fudge is recognising the Tilt is entirely useless for measuring OG and FG. But also recognises the Tilt is a useful (but not essential) tool for monitoring fermentation.
This seems a little harsh.
How do you know whether hydrometer, Tilt or refractometer is giving the "true" reading of OG? I never seem to get 100% agreement between my glass hydrometer (which had to be recalibrated in distilled water due to over-reading), my refractometer and my Tilt. So which should I believe? And why?
Using distilled water can give you near certainty at one point, but doesn't guarantee that any of these devices remains accurate over the range of gravities required.
You could make up solutions of other "known" gravities, but there is also error in making up the solution: For example, how accurate are your scales?
I accept that the Tilt has its' imperfections, but for me it's a good way to track progress of the fermentation to completion. Regardless of whether the readings agree with the refractometer or hydrometer, I can "see" via my logs that the fermentation has completed.
And I can also see when the Tilt is staring to behave more oddly than normal - at which point I will now change the battery (lesson learned!).
Fermenting: Amarillo Golden ale
Conditioning: Summer ale
Drinking: Banks's Bitter clone, SMASH Keeping Ale (Chevallier, First Gold, Voss Kveik), Haflinger (rather odd weizenbock), 'Ol 'Enry Brut IPA, Cherry Chocolate Dubbel Trubbel, A Galaxy Far, Far Away Black IPA (or maybe it's an American Stout?), Quickie Voss Kveik IPA, Make American Stout Great Again
Planning: Quick German Pilsner, London Porter, Schonramer Helles clone, Sussex Bitter,