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Old 10-23-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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Default BeerBug on Kickstarter

I used the search before posting, I swear to lord baby jesus I did, and did not find a thread about this yet.

BeerBug has launched a Kickstarter campaign:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...tal-hydrometer

If you aren't familiar with this, it is a cool product being developed which allows you to actively monitor the SG of your brew through the fermentation process. From the beerbug website:

"[...] wireless hydrometer that measures the specific gravity and temperature of your home brew fermentation process. The BeerBug™ brings continuous fermentation information to your smart phone, tablet, or PC so you can see your fermentation progress in real-time!"

It's a bit pricey for my taste, but it's definitely cool and I thought the HBT community might want to check it out.

Disclaimer: I have absolutely no stake in this product doing well, I just think its neat


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Old 10-23-2012, 01:43 PM   #2
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Good idea posting that here. I'm debating because I know I'm going to get one sooner or later, but I want the WiFi version and it's $199 now to be ready in April. Would be a sweet gadget.


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Old 10-23-2012, 01:57 PM   #3
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So it looks like they are using a Hall Sensor be measure the buoyancy of the probe in the wort? If that's the case I think you'd have to be careful not to have a blow off as it'll change the volume in the carboy.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:00 PM   #4
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Thats the one thing I dont know or see how he intends to address. Every video I have seen shows a pretty "quiet" fermentation where blowoffs are not happening. It seems more useful to use after the first few days of violent fermentation, when you would have to take hydro readings to confirm whether or not you have hit FG.
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It seems more useful to use after the first few days of violent fermentation, when you would have to take hydro readings to confirm whether or not you have hit FG.
While it would be cool to see gravity readings during those early days, it's totally unnecessary. I'd be happy with usable data after that point.
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They posted an update showing the blow off tube adapter.
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Wow, 92% of the way there in 4 days.
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Am I understanding correctly when I read the "early adopter" version is Bluetooth only and compatible with only Android and Windows?
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Am I understanding correctly when I read the "early adopter" version is Bluetooth only and compatible with only Android and Windows?
*fires up galaxy s3 and galaxy tab 10.1*

Aww yeah!
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Hmm... Little blowoff tube..


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