Monitor your fermentation from your couch, office, plane, anywhere! The BeerBug keeps you in tune with the inner workings of your brew. Directly measuring density, temperature and reporting in real-time provide you key insights to track and understand your fermentation. Never wonder when your beer will be done, with the BeerBug you know. Are you wondering if the BeerBug will work with your current setup?
The BeerBug works with any vessel to which you can add a traditional airlock and works great with all Big Mouth Bubbler® products. CO2 and krausen are rerouted through an airlock or blow-off adapter. Using the BeerBug means never opening your brew during fermentation again.
Connecting to your BeerBug is easy!
The BeerBug connects wirelessly to the cloud. Connect the BeerBug to WiFi just like your phone or tablet. As your brew ferments, periodically your BeerBug will send your data over WiFi. This allows you to view your data, in real time, anytime, anywhere.
We recommend pairing with the BeerBug Temperature Probe for the most accurate data.
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The beer bug is a great idea and could have been a really great tool. What didn't happen was the company taking pride in what they had created. I have had mine for two years, tried it with several beers and have had success only a couple of times. The most common problem is there web page is down, down for the entire brew. Throughout the existence of beerbug they have made no improvements to the web page or physical product. They do not maintain their web page properly. But most importantly they seem to be surprised that customer service is more than just taking your money. Wait for a better product to come out. This is a fun toy at best but not if you have to rely on people that don't feel like giving you what you paid for.
put a wifi extender in just for this gizmo, and still had problems getting it to link up. The torpedo hangs down in your wort which gives u one more thing to sanitize. If you make any changes to your batch; ie add fermentables, dry hop, spices, ect it throws off your readings making this thing useless to a specialty brewer. Simply complicates the process with very little to offer in return
You MUST have a Android or Iphone to properly set this product up to your home wifi. The Directions are not very well written. The website and app are kinda clunkey and hard to use. If you want the good website features to make this more useful, you need to pay either $8.99 or 13.99 for 3 months of use. It has seemed hard to set up and use so far, this is my initial impression. You do not need to replace your air lock with this - In my situation, I had to go to the hardware store to buy a plug since my conical fermentor has more than one hole in the lid. The unit must be level, but they could of made the product better with a $0.25 stick on buble level to help you with this chore. It would be a pain to clean and sanitize the parts that would be in contact with the blow-off. I don't think I would use this with a carboy for that reason, plus the blowoff could give you false gravity readings. The bottom side of the BeerBug has expose components on the printed circuit board, and the usb port for charging seems kind of flimsy - or at least mine does. This unit will also need to be calibrated every time it is used for best results.