Just checking to see if there would be an interest in a Digital Hydrometer
and if so -- what feature(s) would you like to see and what price range would be resonable.
Here's what I am thinking:
-- Digital Display (LCD)
-- Initial design would be for 6.5 Gallon Plastic Container for monitoring primary fermentation
-- Battery Powered
-- Press button to display S.G. or continually display current S.G.
-- Improve basic design as a datalogger also to keep S.G. record of batch and be able to download data to computer for data storage or printout.
-- Also could add a temperature sensor to display ambient temperature of fermentation area.
Advantage of Digital Hydrometer:
-- No beer waste -- since sampling would not be necessary.
-- Accurate S.G. profile of batch either by data storage or manual log sheet
-- Easier to determine when fermentation is complete.
I'd really appreciate any feedback anyone would have on this --
Yep -- that would work. A USB Port for configuring Alarms -- etc.. and a Memory Stick connected to the USB port during fermentation for data logging.
I think the alarm should be selectable. Have a blinking LED or something or an alarm should you want it to pitch yeast or something.
You could even set the FG range and once it hits it then a light blinks.