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PLAATO Airlock - WiFi Fermentation Analyzer
FE670

PLAATO Airlock - WiFi Fermentation Analyzer

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Description

PLAATO is a brand-new way of analyzing your ongoing fermentation. This digital airlock sends information about your fermentation straight to your phone – monitoring specific gravity, fermentation activity, alcohol percentage, and ambient temperature – and does so 100% non-invasively. For every single batch, a unique fermentation analysis report is generated that helps you understand what’s going on from start to finish. Know when (and if) your fermentation begins, how the yeast works its way through the wort, and how temperature steps affect the rate of fermentation. With each batch you’ll gain more and more insight into the fermentation process. Plaato connects to your local WiFi and uploads data every five minutes, which you can view at any time with the free Plaato App for iOS and Android devices.

How PLAATO Airlock Works
In the fermentation process the glucose in the wort is mainly converted into equal amounts of ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide. The liquid alcohol remains in the beer, and the gaseous CO2 bubbles up and out of your fermenter. In other words, by knowing the amount of CO2 that has been produced we also know the amount of alcohol produced. This is exactly what Plaato tracks.

Plaato Airlock measures the flow of CO2, and knows at any time the total amount of gas that has escaped the fermenter. This data is instantly included in their advanced algorithms and valuable data can be calculated. This technique is used by laboratories all over the world, but Plaato is the first commercial product that utilizes this chemical relation and technology to give valuable information to brewers.

Designed by Brewers
The Plaato Airlock was developed from the ground up by a team of passionate homebrewers with practicality and ease-of-use in mind. Simply install the airlock, connect it to WiFi, and enter your starting gravity in the Plaato app. The airlock is made from food safe Tritan and can be broken down and sanitized with Star San or other commonly used chemicals. It's also splash proof and designed to withstand overflowing fermentations.

  • PLAATO Airlock
  • Micro USB power cable (10 ft.)
  • Free iOS & Android app
  • 2018 Red Dot award winner for Industrial Design
 
Item # FE670
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.58 LBS
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Son brews beer
Robert C M on Mar 25, 2021
for brew
S7-118252 Saad m on Jun 18, 2020
Son brews beer
Robert C M on Mar 25, 2021
Looks interesting
Jon F on Feb 16, 2021
for brew
S7-118252 Saad m on Jun 18, 2020
Does multiple things I need done
Valued C on Mar 16, 2020
I like the idea of being able to get fermentation updates without having to go upstairs to check on beer I am fermenting.
Donald s on Jan 11, 2020
Wanted to step up my brewing
William Flynn on Dec 18, 2019
My husband requested for Christmas
Cindy E on Dec 17, 2019
Looks interesting
Jon F on Feb 16, 2021
Does multiple things I need done
Valued C on Mar 16, 2020
What happens when an aggressive batch fills this unit with goo?
Matthew Vosika on Mar 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have never experienced this problem. I won’t use the Plaato Airlock with a high gravity aggressive yeast, but rather just stick to using a blow off tube.
Does this work for wine making?
Ken DeJonge on Dec 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Paal from Plaato here. It works for wine, beer, cider, mead and all other alcoholic fermentations.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Wow!...Leave it to the Germans to come up with this amazing stuff!
Yeah...it misses the mark by +/- .002 (not the three decimal places), but so do the devices that you drop into the beer as it is fermenting (even after you wait for Krausen to drop). It is top-shelf stuff and this team figured out that "Bluetooth" is better than WiFi! For those of us who would rather spend our time brewing beer than becoming a Certified Network Engineer, I'll explain:

WiFi is supposed to be "seamless" anywhere within your WiFi "Bubble"...Bluetooth requires you to be much closer to get accurate readings without popping the bung. I have a PLAATO Keg ring that works better as a Frisby than a WiFi device. I have a PLAATO airlock device that requires me to be in the same room to check temp, ESTIMATED ABV and yeast performance (BBM) WITHOUT having to open the fermenting fridge. I really appreciate my PLAATO airlock...my Keg measuring device, not so much as it still sits in my Kegging bin like I wish $120 would be sitting in my bank account.
February 15, 2021
Rated 2 out of 5
Not worth it
I have used a Tilt hydrometer in the past, I own two of them, and I thought I'd give this one a try. While the two I bought work, it has issues counting the bubbles. The total bubbles goes to zero periodically, so then you have to open the beer, check the SG and then update via the app. It does a fine job of telling you when the beer is done fermenting, but buy a Tilt, they are better.
August 3, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you've had trouble with this unit. Perhaps the one you got is a little bit faulty and will need to be replaced with a new unit. We are happy to work with you on getting that exchanged if you follow the "return an item" link at the bottom of our website. Have you had any better luck with the PLAATO since writing this review? Any update would help us as well as other customers. Cheers!
December 6, 2020
Malcolm lieban