The PLAATO Valve – Pressure Drop Equalizing Valve
Connecting between your fermenter and airlock/or blow-off-tube, it equalises any negative pressure that might be present in the system, eliminating suck back.
PLAATO is the first brewing product that uses the relation between CO2 and fermentation to non-invasively estimate Gravity, Fermentation activity and Alcohol content.
The release of CO2 is directly proportional to the chemical reaction rate – ie. how fast the yeast works. In other words, by the stoichiometric balance in the equation above, we know that:
• By knowing the rate of CO2-release, we also know how fast alcohol is produced.
• If we know the total volume of CO2 released, we also know the total amount of ethanol produced and gravity.
PLAATO Airlock measures both the rate and the total amount of CO2 generated, and is therefore, able to measure and estimate:
• Fermentation activity
• Specific Gravity
Plaato uses an app to connect to wifi meaning you can keep an eye on your fermentation remotely, this is a very useful devise. For full FAQ and user manual see here