Post by SponsorSFC on Apr 16, 2019 11:47:42 GMT 10
Started the setup last night.
Unfortunately the instructions are consistent with most Chinese tech. I couldn't get the app to connect with the quick connect method but it worked first time when I connected to the temp controller via it's WiFi hotspot.
No problem with access over WiFi or 4G.
The charting feature isn't supplying any data so I have asked Inkbird about how to get it running.
There is also a calibration option which I may need to use as I think it is about 1C out but will check again once the fermenter is at a stable temp.
Otherwise no complaints.
The 45L of wort is chilling in the kegmenter nicely and should be good to pitch tonight
Last Edit: Apr 16, 2019 12:50:39 GMT 10 by SponsorSFC
Post by SponsorSFC on Apr 23, 2019 23:15:11 GMT 10
No updates to the app yet. I suspect it will be a while if it happens at all. It does the job it just would be great if it had more detail or could supply data to 3rd parties through an API or something.
Not really my place to solicit anything from them but happy to contact them if @acb feels it appropriate.
Post by Son of Onslow on Mar 19, 2020 6:49:18 GMT 10
Has anyone figured out if these units can have a cold crash program programmed in? I contacted Inkbird, asked them if they could be programmed. Buggered if they understood what i was talking about. Got a very quick response though so ill give them that. Also asked if it was possible to change the date in google spreadsheets from Americanese to the correct configuration, they just ignored that.
No auto programming (yet). But I find it easy enough to just open the iphone app each morning and adjust the temp. Also keeps a watchful eye over the fridges misbehaving as I hardly do any visual checks on fermenters anymore other than during the main ferment period.
Kegs: T1 Stomping Ground Pale Ale clone, T2 Kolsch, T3 Hoppy Hallertau Lager, T4 Strong Teninch Dampfbier Carbonating/Conditioning: Fermenting: Altbier 2021 & Hazy IPA Cubed/Planned: Schwarzbier, Hightail Ale, Aussie Lager, More Kolsch, Rochefort 10 clone
Post by Son of Onslow on Mar 19, 2020 16:10:12 GMT 10
I did mean conditioning just used the slang 'crash' to make it less confusing. mission accomplished.
Your 100% right DJ it is easy to just drop it each day, I just forget when i'm away for work. I mentioned to Inkbird that this would be a good feature on their app but I don't think the point got through.
Post by miceandgods on Apr 24, 2021 7:43:48 GMT 10
Thought I'd perform a bit of necromancy on this thread instead of starting a new one.
Having recently upgraded a slew of thermostats and humidistats to inkbird wifi kit I can say I had a bit of trouble connecting them at first but there is a fairly straight forward solution.
Usual cause for failed connection - your device is on the 5ghz band of your router but these things only work on 2.4ghz. Solution - log into your router (the login in address, username & password are generally on a sticker on your router), temporarily disable 5ghz broadcast, connect new device and re-enable 5ghz.
I can confirm the graphing still isn't great, but kinda nifty. There still is no programmable temp/humidity settings (ie - for step mashing, slow crashing, etc etc) but as others have said using the app on your phone is easy enough you just need to set a reminder/timer elsewhere.
Also recently got the 4 probe inkbird wifi BBQ thermometer (initially to monitor temp differentials in various areas of my hot fermentation chamber and also for tuning my kegerator, but will also be useful for BBQ and cooking projects). The graphing from this is better than the thermostat graphing and can include all probes on the same graph which is kinda neat.
Love being able to remotely monitor and adjust all my diff controllers and set notifications, now lets see if they last longer than my STC's did.