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  • TiltBridge – Tilt-to-WiFi Device for Tilt Hydrometer
    by invalid@example.com (Thorrak) on June 6, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    ​ I am pleased to announce the release of TiltBridge – a hardware Tilt Hydrometer-to-WiFi bridge. TiltBridge is a single component ESP32-based hardware solution for bridging the gap between your Tilt Hydrometer’s bluetooth signal and a number of cloud logging options. It is designed to be able to be placed near your fermenters in place of traditional options…TiltBridge – Tilt-to-WiFi Device for Tilt Hydrometer

  • Tilt TLC
    by invalid@example.com (duncan.brown) on June 6, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    I have three Tilt hydrometers (two first generation, and one second generation) that are great for monitoring my beers. Two of them have dead or dying batteries and I’ve seen a bit of liquid ingress into them. I decided to give them all a good clean inside and out. I started by removing the end caps. The first generation has two end caps, and the second generation has one. I removed the Tilt from the case and gave the case a good clean with isopropyl alcohol. I installed new…Tilt TLC

  • Grainfather overflow pipe thread?
    by invalid@example.com (TypicalNerveCell) on June 6, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    I’m thinking of just getting a grainfather overflow pipe for my diy brewery, but the locking nut seems vastly overpriced for what it is. Does anyone know if uses a common thread size?

  • Calculating cu inch at PSI
    by invalid@example.com (aeviaanah) on June 6, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    How would one calculate a vessels volume in cu ft when it is under pressure?

  • Spunding for Dummies
    by invalid@example.com (ChiknNutz) on June 6, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    I just received my shiny new Spundit valve and want to know how best to go about using it. Right or wrong, here’s what I’ve done so far. I have a batch of stout I brewed on May 31 in my Kegmenter which can hold pressure (up to 35 psi before the relief valve lets go). I have hooked up a corny keg (for purging) from gas…Spunding for Dummies

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  • My first ferment was going crazy for the first 2 days, now it’s not bubbling at all?
    by /u/Braadlee on June 6, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Hey! First time brewer. I’ve kept my fermented between 18-21c for 4 days now, and the morning after we brewed (12hr) the airlock was bubbling quite a lot. Little bursts every 5 or 10 seconds. Day 2 and it was just a constant flow of bubbles. Again, the thermometer reading 18-21c (fluctuating day and night which we controlled best we could) Now day 3 and 4 have passed, the bubbles have all but stopped. Maybe I’m being very unlucky and missing them whenever I check on it, and the temps, but it seems to have stopped all of a sudden. The mini-mash kit was advertised as a 9 day initial ferment, which I thought was short (and was told was not), but 4 days? Seems odd..? submitted by /u/Braadlee [link] [comments]

  • How to properly clean carboy post fermentation?
    by /u/nashvegasgal on June 6, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    Hello all, amateur home brewer here. I recently finished my first batch of beer and cannot figure out a good way to clean out my carboy. There’s gunk that accumulated right below the neck of the carboy during the fermentation process that has withstood three soaks/shakes with regular detergent and hot water, and I don’t have a kitchen utensil that would be long/skinny enough to really get in there and scrape it off the glass. Any suggestions? submitted by /u/nashvegasgal [link] [comments]

  • Brewfather readings
    by /u/mrhaugland on June 6, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Can anyone explain what the percentage bar in the fermentation section is? screenshot submitted by /u/mrhaugland [link] [comments]

  • Citra pale ale grapefruit zest a bit strong
    by /u/AskingQuestions316 on June 6, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    Hey guys so I made a citra pale ale 5 weeks ago. For the first two weeks I dry hopped active and after the first two weeks was up I dry hopped again and added the peels of 2 Grapefruits (no pith) and the zest of half of a grapefruit. I let that sit for two weeks and I bottled a week ago. I wanted to test one but I’m sure it was premature because it just tasted green or something. Carbonation wasn’t where I expected it to be, obviously. But was impatient and wanted to try it. But my issue with the brew ATM is the zest is WAY too strong. Like I’m suckling the tet of the grapefruit. My Homebrew friend said that the zest flavor will start to kinda die out in another week, and that it’ll be much more mellow. All around, it’s a great beer but just the zest is punching too much. Should I use less next time? I wish I could post a pic but Reddit is kind of weird. 5 gallon batch. 6.3% ABV submitted by /u/AskingQuestions316 [link] [comments]

  • PSA: Store your equipment (especially in the garage) with kids in place.
    by /u/calitri-san on June 6, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Nothing like cleaning mouse carcass out of your mash tun to begin a brew day. Carry on. Edit: Lids. Don’t leave your kids in the garage on top of your equipment. submitted by /u/calitri-san [link] [comments]