PLAATO® KEG - The All-In-One Brewing Scale
(1) KEG MONITORING
- The Level of beer inside the keg
- Real-time Pouring Status
(2) BREWING SCALE
- Accurately weighs ingredients or water up to 132lb/60kg
- In Closed Transfer measures when the keg is full
(3) CO2 MONITORING
- Measure how much CO2 that is left in the bottle
- Identify if you are have a CO2-leak
Know how much you have
The new Plaato Keg knows exactly how much beer is left in all of your kegs. Highly accurate load-cells keeps track of the good stuff, and yes the beer’s gravity is included in the calculations.
See how much you pour
Plaato Keg shows you pouring in real-time, and notifies you whenever a beer is being poured from your keg.
Get notified if your thermostat goes wild
With the built-in temperature sensor and WiFi-connection, you can remotely monitor your kegerator. By enabling push-notifications, you will get notified is something is wrong, eg. an opened door or a thermostat running wild.
Share access to your inventory
Keep your friends included and grant them access to your account, so they can remind you to run another batch when you’re running low.
THANKS EVERYONE FOR GETTING PLAATO KEG OUT THERE!
IF WE HIT $150.000 ALL PLAATO KEG DEVICES (Kickstarter Edition) WILL GET BUILT-IN LEAK-DETECTION
Get notification in the app if liquid is detected. Plaato Keg is internet-connected, so you will get the notification wherever you are.
All existing pledges will get Leak-Detection included if we hit $150.000.
How it Works
The electrical current between two non-corrosive metal probes are measured continously, and if a leak occurs, the current increases, and the device knows a leak is in action.
Once you start kegging, there’s no way back. We know the drill. Starting out happy with a single keg, then suddenly finding yourself with seven kegs. That is why we designed Plaato Keg to be easy to install.
- 1. Transfer beer
- 2. Connect device
- 3. Ready to tap
PLAATO Keg uses three synchronized, high-quality load-cells that measures the keg-weight every 0.1 second, sending real-time data of your kegs directly to your smartphone using WiFi.
Made of a impact resistant polycarbonate body, the device is made to withstand even the roughest environments, and at the same time keeping the measurements right on spot.
There are two leading technologies used to monitor beer kegs; Load Cells and Flow-meters. As beer brewers, we found this to be an easy choice.
Don’t get fooled by the sleek design. The PLAATO Keg is small, but it’s ready for big kegs full of beer. High performance materials combined with thought through solutions makes it durable, waterproof and ready to handle kegs up to 13 US gallons / 50L.
Fits 99% of all kegs
100% NON-Invasive - No cleaning - No maintenance
Batch-specific details, real-time measurements and kegerator dashboard.
The free PLAATO-app lets you have all your kegs in the same place. Each keg has its own dashboard, letting you type in batch-specific data, including:
- Last Pour Size
- Batch name
- Kegging date
- OG & FG
- The built-in calculator automatically calculates the ABV%
- Real-Time Tap Status
The app automatically calculates the volume of beer in the keg based on the Final Gravity, and you can choose between Metric or US Customary units.
Connect all your kegs
Add unlimited number of kegs in the same account.
High-quality, full-bridge load-cells makes the PLAATO Keg highly accurate, even on the smallest pours (and on the bigger ones).
Check out the feedback from our beta-users.
Technical specifications, Materials & Performance
PLAATO® KEG is developed with feedback from over 350 ambassadors enrolled in the PLAATO Test User Program. This ensures a device that fits 99% of the most used kegs out there, including:
- All types of Corny Kegs
- Torpedo Kegs
- Sankey Kegs
It came to us while in development. If we can measure the real-time level of beer, then we can do the same thing with CO2!
Presenting you the CO2-version of the PLAATO Keg.
Enable CO2-mode in the Plaato-app, and turn one of your keg-devices into your CO2-bottle monitor, checking the remaining level of gas in real-time.
Use it to have control over the remaining level of CO2 to make sure you have enough for the upcoming brew-day, or use it to detect a CO2-leak from a connector.
CO2-bottles loses mass as the CO2 is used by carbonation, tapping or leaks. This means that by placing the CO2- bottle on top of our "PLAATO Keg", you will get precise estimates of the remaining level of CO2. This feature can also be used to detect leaks.
Most CO2-bottles fit directly onto the Plaato Keg, providing you the tool to never be unawarely out of CO2 again
EARLY BIRD REWARDS
Comparing the vitals of the PLAATO Keg with the other solutions out there, and it'll make a clear picture
We believe in an open community where hardware and software are unified. That is why we already now has started working on the API that lets you connect your PLAATO Keg to best brewing software out there: Brewfather.
We have tried, tested and redesigned the PLAATO Keg more times than we want to admit. Our end goal has always been to make a product that we can all stand behind.
Located in Oslo, Norway, we do all development and design from our lab.
- Paal Ingebrigtsen, Co-founder and CEO
- Michael Kononsky, Co-founder and Lead Designer
- Tarje Sandvik, Embedded Systems Engineer
- Tobias Hartvedt Knudsen, Developer
- Martin Blæsbjerg-Christiansen, Logistics & Customer Support
Thanks to everyone that got our first Kickstarter successfully funded. Now over 6000 airlocks is bubbling away in over 60 countries!
The PLAATO Airlock won the Red Dot Award 2018. Check it out here.
PLAATO Keg can be used in many more ways that just for kegs. It is a versatile platform that helps you throughout the brewing process.
Use it to measure grains and ingredients - up to 130lbs / 60kg
Closed transfer - Get full control and know when your keg is full during oxygen-free transfer
Do you have an outdoors kitchen? Use the PLAATO Keg to monitor the propan-tank remotely
Risks and challenges
The team behind Plaato Inc. has commercialized several products over the last few years, and we're looking forward to get the PLAATO Keg into the hands of passionate brewers all over the world.
Naturally, there are challenges when developing new products, and we know time tends to go by faster than expected. However, we have learned by our previous campaigns, and has taken extra many steps to assure that the PLAATO will work as promised, and that you will have it in your hands by the end of November.
We founded a strong and reliable supply chain when developing the PLAATO Airlock, and has established a close relationship with our manufacturer, including plastics, electronics assembly.
Not a one-product-company:
Plaato Inc. is not here to make one product. Currently we have several beer-tech products in sight that will be announced shortly after this campaign - both for industrial and private beer brewers.
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