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Tilt hydrometer question?

I have 3 Tilts and find them accurate. I love not having to take a gravity sample. Also being a bottler, having the temperature record and recording the historical high temp for each batch has really helped me dial in my carbonation levels.

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I havenā€™t a clue how to get all the info out of my tiltā€¦ BUTā€¦ To monitor my brews with my phone and it appears quite accurate, its very niceā€¦
Sneezles61

Hello everybody. I just sanitized my Tilt 2 and threw it into my Grainfather fermenter with glycol chiller attached. The current temp in my Grainfather is 64 degrees but when i pull up the Tilt 2 to read the SG and temperature, it reads 74 degrees. Isnā€™t the Tilt supposed to read the temp accurately? The app says pre-calibrated temp and SG which i know i never pre-calibrated anything. Should i be worried or how should i fix it? Thanks.

Hard to say from here. My Tilts are accurate but it could be yours isnā€™t. Or your Grainfather isnā€™t accurate. It takes a while you adjust to the temp are they still both radically different?
I once went to buy a digital indoor/outdoor thermometer at Radio Shack. There were a dozen different models in the display case next to the register and no two of them had the same temperature being read and there was a 10 degree difference between the lowest and the highest. So silly.

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See what the temp is nowā€¦ Ifn youā€™ve 5 gallons of liquidā€¦ And you just racked to the fermenterā€¦ There is going to be 2 different tempsā€¦ Be patientā€¦ Chime in tomorrowā€¦
Sneezles61

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Thank you both for your input. Guess i was a little impatient on getting accurate readings right away from the Tilt. It is hitting spot on now for both temperature and SG. Being the first time i used, I didnā€™t know what to expect.

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Just tested my new Tilt out in a glass of water. SG reads 1.0000, temperature reads 6616 deg F. I can calibrate it to 82 (read off my thermopen), just wanted to make sure this was normal? Sorry to Necro such an old thread. :innocent:

:beers:
Rad

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There are alot of things to tinker withā€¦ with the Tiltā€¦ Almost all of it I donā€™t understandā€¦ BUTā€¦ I do verify gravity and temp just before I toss it in and close up the fermenterā€¦ To me, that is all that I need it to tell meā€¦ Its fun to check it out each morningā€¦
Sneezles61

I went through the ā€œwhat thermometer is correctā€ thing with my brew system. The mash tun has a dial thermometer and a thermowell with a probe for the PID controller that turns on the sparge water pump. They never agreed with each other. So I stirred the mash and got out my traceable lollipop thermometer like this https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Traceable-Shockproof-Waterproof-Thermometer/dp/B006OCN3PC/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1D47XLCKE76MW&keywords=Traceable+Lollipopā„¢+Waterproof+Thermometer&qid=1641732351&sprefix=traceable+lollipop+waterproof+thermometer+%2Caps%2C187&sr=8-4

That one I trust is correct. Turned out the simple dial thermometer was correct.

My dial thermo is a Blichmannā€¦ it is adjustableā€¦ When reading the cooler temps, its quite accurateā€¦ for some reason, the upper temps arentā€¦ My thermapen claims its traceableā€¦ so that becomes the standard I compare tooā€¦
Sneezles61

Got an email response from Tilt, they say it didnā€™t properly complete calibration, so they will be replacing it. Guess it wasnā€™t normal after all. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

:beers:
Rad

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DAMNā€¦ shiny new gizmoā€¦ failed. Iā€™m glad they stood behind their productā€¦
Sneezles61

So, I dropped my new replacement tilt in my carboy last night, was so excited I forgot to sanitize it :grimacing:, ah well. Then I was trying to figure out how to get access to the google sheets link and realized while at work I had forgotten to switch that feature on. So once I got home, I got it all set up and now have access to my fancy sheet. I am nerding out. :sunglasses: My hydrometer read 10 points higher than the tilt is reading but I didnā€™t calibrate it beyond testing it initially in a tub of water. Iā€™ll go through and calibrate it before next brew and see if it makes a difference.

:beers:
Rad

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I have 2 of them (had three but gave one to a friend) they have been very consistent but Iā€™ve never but them all in the same fermenter to see their differences.

I believe you should test all yer equipment at least once a yearā€¦ Didnā€™t Damien have a write up about this? I know, this hobby doesnā€™t need to be as scientific as possibleā€¦ but trying to be accurate countsā€¦
Sneezles61

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