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How do I use iSpindel?

iSpindel is a specific type of floating device that can be used to measure the specific gravity of beer, wine, cider, mead, and other beverages. It is an easy-to-use tool that can provide valuable data for brewers and other individuals involved in the beverage-making process.

iSpindel is a simple setup that consists of few parts. First, you need to assemble the device itself, which consists of a cylindrical body, a tube, and a 3D-printed floating spindel. Next, you must fill the tube with alcohol and add a liquid crystal thermometer.

Finally, you program the device with the help of a dedicated iOS or Android phone app.

Once the device is set up and ready, it’s time to start collecting readings. Using the phone app, create a “batch” and insert the original specific gravity. This will provide a point of reference as the values are tracked and stored throughout the brewing process.

Simply place the iSpindel into the beverage, and it will be measured and tracked by the app. Each time a new measurement is made, the app will generate temperature and specific gravity readings, which can be recorded and tracked over time.

The measurements collected by the iSpindel can be very useful in determining the progress of the fermentation process and determining when a beverage is ready for bottling. It can also provide insight into the overall quality of a beverage, allowing brewers and other professionals to adjust and improve their processes as needed.

How long does iSpindel battery last?

The battery life of an iSpindel can vary greatly depending on the settings that it is configured with when it is set up. Generally, it should last at least 3-4 months between battery changes when configured with recommended settings.

These settings include a five minute GPS fix, a 10 minute sensor readings, and a five minute transmission to a base station. It should also have the LCD turned off or the brightness set to low and the Wi-Fi connectivity should remain off.

If these settings are adjusted, then the battery life can vary. To extend the battery life even further, the number of readings can be decreased, as more readings will use more battery life. Additionally, using a LiFePO4 battery instead of an alkaline battery can last longer since lithium batteries hold their charge for longer than alkaline batteries.

How long does it take to charge an iSpindel?

It typically takes about 2-3 hours to charge an iSpindel. It can be charged using either a USB 2.0 cable or a wall adapter. To charge an iSpindel, simply insert the micro USB cable into the power port located on the bottom of the device then plug the cord into a USB port or wall adapter.

Depending on the power output of the USB port/wall adapter, you may need to leave the iSpindel plugged in for up to 3 hours or even overnight in some cases. It is important to avoid overcharging the iSpindel, because it may damage the device.

Once it is fully charged, the charging light indicator will turn off.

How do I connect iSpindel to BrewSpy?

To connect iSpindel to BrewSpy, you will need to use a Bluetooth Low Energy connection. First, you will need to install the BrewSpy app on your mobile device and use it to create an account. Next, you will need to power up your iSpindel, press the button on the side of the device, and put it into “pairing mode”.

Then, use your mobile device to connect to the iSpindel device through your device’s Bluetooth settings. Once you have established the connection, open the BrewSpy app and log into your account. In the app you can then add a new device and select the iSpindel from the list of available devices.

Once you’ve completed this step, the iSpindel should be connected to your BrewSpy account, and you’ll be able to monitor the data it provides.

Where is the reset button on iSpindel?

The reset button on iSpindel is located on the back of the device, next to the power port. It is a small button that must be held down for approximately fifteen seconds to reset the device. After releasing the button, the LED indicator light will extinguish, indicating that the reset has been completed.

If a reset is necessary due to an abnormal behavior, press and hold the reset button for fifteen seconds, then disconnect and reconnect the power port. The LED indicator light will flash briefly to show the iSpindel is booting up.

How does tilt measure gravity?

Tilt sensors measure gravity by using an accelerometer, which is a device that measures acceleration forces, such as the force of gravity pulling on an object. The accelerometer is made up of two or three weighted arms that move in response to gravity.

The accelerometer is usually encased in a sensitive housing and connected to a processor, so it can measure the exact angle and intensity of the acceleration forces.

When the tilt sensor is held in a horizontal position, the arms of the accelerometer are parallel to the ground and will not move, so no output is generated. When the tilt sensor is moved to a different angle, the arms will be at an angle to the ground and the acceleration force of gravity will push the inner most arm down or up, creating an output signal.

This signal is then converted into a meaningful measure of the angle of tilt from the initial position.

The tilt sensor is used to measure the angle of the gravitational field in relation to the ground and when combined with the measurements from a 3-axis accelerometer device, it can measure the total acceleration of gravity in each direction.

This can be used to calculate the strength of the underlying gravitational field. Tilt sensors can also be used to measure orientation, roll and pitch angle in relation to the ground.

How do you use a Tilt hydrometer?

Using a Tilt hydrometer is a great way to measure the strength of your brew. Here are the steps to use it:

1. Fill a glass jar or hydrometer test jar with your wort sample. Make sure that the wort sample is not too hot – generally below 90 degrees Fahrenheit is best.

2. Gently lower your Tilt hydrometer into the wort sample. Make sure to leave 1 – 2 inches at the top so the hydrometer has room to move.

3. Once the hydrometer has settled in the wort sample, you can collect the readings.

The Tilt hydrometer measures the specific gravity (SG) of your wort sample, as well as the temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius). The SG reading tells you how much sugar content is in your wort sample, which in turn helps to determine the alcohol content of your finished beer.

The temperature reading can help you determine the actual ABV of your beer.

4. Once you have the readings, record them in your brew log so you can replicate the same brew in the future.

5. Remove the hydrometer from the wort sample and rinse it off before storing it away. Make sure to always keep it clean and free of any fermentation residues.

Using a calibrated Tilt hydrometer is a great way to accurately measure your beer’s strength and ensure consistency across different batches.

Is Tilt hydrometer accurate?

Yes, Tilt hydrometer is generally considered to be an accurate instrument for measuring the specific gravity of wort or beer. It was created with an advanced temperature compensation system and adjustable calibration, which help to ensure that the readings you get are accurate.

The readings are also relatively easy to read, thanks to the colored hydro bulbs that indicate different levels of specific gravity. It’s a great tool for both beginner and advanced brewers who want to monitor their brewing process.

What is a two point calibration hydrometer?

A two point calibration hydrometer is a device used to measure the specific gravity of liquids. It consists of a long, narrow tube filled with liquid, usually mercury, and held in place by a float. The specific gravity is determined by reading the level of the hydrometer relative to a set of known points.

The two points are typically 1.000 (the density of pure water) and 1.010 (the density of a standard solution). The hydrometer is placed into a sample of the liquid and the specific gravity is read from the scale indicating the two points.

The two point calibration hydrometer is used in a variety of applications, including distilling, wine and beer making, and other processes using liquids.