Tilt™ - Orange Digital Hydrometer and Thermometer
The Tilt Wireless Hydrometer and Thermometer is at the cutting edge of new digital devices made specifically for the homebrewing community. This free-floating gadget acts as both a real-time gravity testing hydrometer and thermometer from inside your fermenter during fermentation.
Being able to check your fermentation status from your compatible Apple iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Tilt Pi and most Bluetooth 4.0+ Bluetooth devices means virtually no susceptibility to contamination or oxygen pickup in your fermenter. Data can be saved automatically to the cloud with free Google Sheets template or your own, favorite 3rd party cloud platform.
Tilt comes calibrated and fully-assembled with a pre-installed battery. Download the free app, sanitize the unit, drop into the fermenter and start tracking your readings with your synced device.
Multiple Unit Users: If using more than one Tilt Hydrometer and Thermometer at a time, you must use a different color Tilt for each batch. Apps will not read multiple hydrometers of the same color. Northern Brewer offers 8 different colors for multiple, simultaneous fermentations.
Range: Ability to send data through large, thick-walled fermenters.
Precision: Specific gravity is accurate within +/- 0.002 if brewing in the range of .990 - 1.120. Thermometer is accurate within +/- 1 degree fahrenheit.
Universal: Works in most standard carboys, corny kegs, refrigerators, stainless steel fermenters, even under pressure!
I have done multiple batches of both beer and wine with the Tilt. Overall, a great device resulting easy S.G. readings without having to open the fermenting vessel. With this said, the Tilt does put off false readings as the result of Krausen build up during primary fermentations. This is not an issue for an initial set of readings and once fermentation has slowed down and/or moved into a secondary. Opeing the fermenter cover and "bumping" the Tilt will resolve the issue but one of my reasons for using the Tilt is to minimize fermenter opening. My only real complaint is that the device is sometimes is very slow in establishing a connection with a phone/tablet/device (30 seconds and upwards to a minute) even if the device is located inches away. I am giving 4-stars because of the limitations during primary fermentation and the slow response time.
This device requires phone location services turned on in order for it to work. This is a Bluetooth device that is a hydrometer and measures temperature. Why the need for where its located? A copy of the directions should be included in the product description. The device does work great otherwise and would recommend it.
The Tilt makes pressurized fermentation very easy. The Tilt App recorded constant gravities, temperatures, and abvs. No worries about collection of beer for testing and no worries about contamination. This is a great brewing tool. Thank you
I have now brewed four batches with the Tilt Digital Hydrometer and I have been beyond impressed. Knowing in real time the gravity and temp during fermentation has helped me dial in exactly when primary is done and how fermentation is doing. All without having the pull out a bunch of equipment to clean and sanitize every time I need a reading. The bluetooth hooks up every time. A definite must have!
I am so happy with this that I bought a second (green) takes a lot of the guesswork out of my brew and allows me to make subtle modifications and see the results. Will never brew without them again.