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Old 12-26-2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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Has anyone heard of this thing before? I just found out about it yesterday when my brother in law told me he signed me up for the kickstarter as a christmas gift:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...tal-hydrometer

I am so psyched! Its supposed to arrive in January. I just cant imagine having that level of detail on my fermentation. It will be really interesting to see how some of my repeat brews ferment.

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Old 12-26-2012, 10:51 PM   #2
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Interesting. Hope it works well. I will stick to the old fashion way of taking a sample so I can also taste it along the way..

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How much $$$

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Old 12-27-2012, 11:01 PM   #4
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Well, it was a gift so I dont know for sure, but I think it was about $120. Kinda steep for a hydrometer, but will definitely be a cool toy!

And I will still be using a regular hydrometer during the brewing process to measure pre and post boil gravity. This just simplifies the process during fermentation.
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Very cool.
As soon as Japan gets a hold of it, it'll be the size of a stirbar with a smartphone app that updates you every 5 mins. Soon after that an offshoot game(Angry Beers) where you try and launch different infections into enemy carboys and infect their beer. ( 50 points for lacto. 100 points for Brett....you get the idea) Bonus points for causing bottle bombs!

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Looks awesome. Hope it works well...i want one!

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I've had mine for a while now and put my impressions so far on my blog
http://mynerdlyendeavours.com/2013/beerbug-review/

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Thanks for the link. Sounds like some sort of calibration issue on the pressure sensor. The last email update I got (yesterday), they said that they were finally in full production, but that they were having to discard quite a few bad units due to failing QA. Thus why I still dont have one yet.

It may be that since you got one of the first ones, that they didnt know what to look for yet. If you havent already, I would try emailing them again with that link. They may have a fix or swap you out.

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Yeah, I have been in touch with Taylor - he's said he will swap it out if we can't get it sorted.

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I'm interested in one, but the price is a bit steep for what it does. I am really curious what my fermentation temps are when using a temp controlled water bath. But I'm not $120 curious. Hopefully the bugs get worked out, the price comes down and I'll get it for an xmas gift at some point.

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