Thursday, December 01, 2011

Airlock monitoring project

So hack-a-day had a project up that perked my ears right up the Airlock monitoring project will measure the frequency of the bubbles in your airlock so you don't have to check so frequently on your fermentation.  This project combines 2 things I love electronics and beer!

There are two parts an optical sensor that measures the passing of a bubble and a pressure sensor.  I don't think the pressure sensor is all that useful, so the optical sensor should be sufficient for the purposes that I envision.  No just need to scrounge up some free time.


  1. As a homebrewer I think you just made my day, nay, my week. This is awesome. I always err on the side of caution and just let it sit extra long so I don't screw it up. The thought of not having to do that is beyond awesome.

  2. Seems to be an interesting project.

  3. The picture looks so cool.

  4. When you say Airlock it makes me think of a spaceship!

  5. Holy crap you got some crazy stuff happening here!


    Seriously, though, when do we try the beer?


  6. Hi-tech brewing of the future!