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  1. ChrisT

    iSpindel - digital WiFi hydrometer

    @UKSkydiver Not thick or naive, you correctly say iSpindels are affected by all sorts of things and therefore your data is affected. Having said that and as you say it gives and idea of what is going on inside your fermenter. So if you run your fermentation at one temperature through the whole...
  2. ChrisT

    iSpindel - digital WiFi hydrometer

    Over on the iSpindel GitHub pages there WAS a discusion about adding Automatic Temperature Compensation to the firmware. However, as there wasn't any real traction for this wonderful feature and so it's been dropped, which makes me sad. Sadder as I didn't spot it early enough to add my voice or...
  3. ChrisT

    Banana wine

    And beer in Welsh...
  4. ChrisT

    Banana wine

    @LisaMC What receipe did you use for the banana wine? I'm very curious and intrigued.
  5. ChrisT

    Starting to brew Red Wine again a few questions?

    In the last 6 months I've tried the (30 bottle) VineCo and On The House versions of Shiraz, both were good but I found the VineCo slightly better for our taste. I also added a 6 bottle Beaverdale Cabernet Sauvignon to another batch of each and found it improved to finished result, again to our...
  6. ChrisT

    How to use iSpindel without external service

    @dearleuk Glad you found everything, sorry at work and didn't get a chance to look. I use Fermentrack for my control, but I found this image very useful when calibrating iSpindel. I didn't bother with the most up to date version as this image had everything I needed. Chris
  7. ChrisT

    How to use iSpindel without external service

    Sorry, my bad used the wrong link, I've posted the right one now (I hope). Fermentrack - BrewPi-Compatible Fermentation Tracking Software offers logging and temperature control. However, the temperature used for the control does not come from iSpindel, but from temperature probes connected to...
  8. ChrisT

    How to use iSpindel without external service

    When you download the zip file, there's an image to be flashed onto the SD card and a readme file in english which has all the info needed to get you going.
  9. ChrisT

    How to use iSpindel without external service

    Not sure I put the correct link in, this one is the correct one for the standalone image: HOWTO: iSpindel RasPySpindel Server Image (Vorinstalliert) - hobbybrauer.de. This is not the latest version, but does work out of the box and requires little to no configuration, sorry i didn't read the...
  10. ChrisT

    How to use iSpindel without external service

    Very simple to setup, download the image, flash onto an SD card and boot, little to no configuration required! Instruction on how to setup your iSpindel included. I've kept an SD card just for that purpose now. Not that I use it that often, it's just easy to put card into a Pi, boot and start...
  11. ChrisT

    How to use iSpindel without external service

    This is a plug and play version of the iSpindel-TCP-Server iSpindel - Lokaler Server - iSpindle.py - hobbybrauer.de. I found it very usefull when calibrating. Just set the iSpindel to report on a 30 second cycle and then plow through the data over a coffee. Chris
  12. ChrisT

    How long have you been brewing for?

    Started with Boots kits in the 80s, beer and wine. Made some wine from fruits and flowers from the Boots brewing book (which I just found on the book shelf), which were with hindsight disgusting. Found a local wine circle and received advice that pointed me in the right direction for making...
  13. ChrisT

    New Forum member map. (3-1-2021)

    Can you add BS30 8DB please.
  14. ChrisT

    Next red wine kit recommendation?

    I did a VineCo 30 bottle Shiraz a few months ago, but I added too much water ( don't ask!), so to recover it I added a Califonia Connoisseur 6 bottle Cabernet Sauvignon. I have to say it was bloody marvelous! A bit too oaky for my taste when newly bottled, but is settling down with time. In...
  15. ChrisT

    Do I need an Inkbird ITC 308?

    If you just want to control the temperature then InkBird or ST-1000 are easy to implement and don't require much configuration. If you want to monitor and/or log your fermentation then there are a couple of alternatives but require more involvement. I've built 2 controllers, an STC-1000 and...
  16. ChrisT

    iSpindel - digital WiFi hydrometer

    The E is power of 10, so 10 is 1E2 and 0.01 is 1E-2, so you could remove all of your leading zeros using this. Chris
  17. ChrisT

    Dried elderberry port

    @kelper As I didn't take the OG (yes lesson learned) I can't be precise, but my best estimate a total sugar of around 1300g, so ABV around 14%.
  18. ChrisT

    Dried elderberry port

    I thought I'd report in on my little experiment. Very interesting excercise and one well worth repeating! I kept on feeding when the SG got down to 1000 or thereabouts with 50g dextrose. When the SG didn't fall anymore after adding the sugar, I stoped, added stabiliser, finings etc. When...
  19. ChrisT

    Degassing beads

    I'm going to test a few variants of vacuum pump when my next WOW completes. Just waiting to get a length of tubing to hook up a small pump. I'm also seeing how I could hook up a Vacuvin pump to a glass demijohn. I've found a small vibrating motor, but not sure how I could use it yet, going to...
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    Degassing beads

    There may be better ways of getting lemon scented beer?
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