Jul 22



Keep an eye on this space as I’ll soon be sharing some of the details of an Arduino based dual-stage multi-step fermentation controller project I’m working on. My goal is to make something brewers can put together for under $100 without skimping on functionality.


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    • Zach on January 24, 2013 at 2:07 am
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    I have been looking into doing something similar. Check out brewpi.com


    • Dave on January 24, 2013 at 4:44 am
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    Hi Zach,
    Yes, I’ve seen BrewPi. There are a few things I don’t like about that project as I think it’s overly complicated (including both an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi, wiring into the electrics of the fridge, etc.) I think my approach is going to be lower coast, easier to build, and be more flexible and extensible. Consider my work to be friendly competition to what he’s doing.

    • Dave on September 27, 2014 at 5:37 pm
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    In case anyone finds this post later, I’ve actually abandoned this work. This same concept has been better executed by someone on the following thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/howto-make-brewpi-fermentation-controller-cheap-466106/. Plus, I have more money than time these days so bought a couple of BrewBit Pi units.

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