Category archives: Guides and Tips

  • SSR - The key ingredient

  • Its seems that more and more brewers are looking into and building their own brewery controllers. We have had some great chats with other brewers regarding CraftBeerPi and the Automated Brewery Guide for the hardware. Some of the questions that we receive and we find on the forums are related to the SSR. What type to get, how to wire them and how to install them. So i thought we would offer our[...]
  • HLT (Hot Liquor Tank)

  • And so, it began.. The HLT comes together at last.. The hardware: QMax holepunch for a 21mm (1/2") hole. This will ensure a smooth cut instead of burred from a traditional drill.      Link: https://store.brewpi.com/q-max-sheet-metal-hole-punch-21mm HLT Coil - weldless type. This does not require any tubing fittings etc to mount.. Its also held suspended nicely when you fasten the two nuts[...]
  • Getting Started - Brewing with Raspberry Pi

  • SD CARD Preperation: First, make sure your SD card is formatted. The easy method of doing this is from Windows startmenu, search for: diskpart This will give you a small cmd window where we can manually clean and format our SD card. Why not the old fashion way? Because SD cards that have been used before are really difficult to format to their full size using the traditional Windows format option[...]
  • DS18B20 RTD Thermowell

  • If you want to build your brewery setup using an arduino or a raspberry pi, you are likely to use the «one-wire» temperature sensor DS18B20, There is several guides on how to build 1 kettle up to 3 kettle systems, and building the temperature probe into the kettle. If you want to do the same with the one wire sensor, you should use a welded thermowell. There are some thermowell options available f[...]
  • Automated Fermenter

  • We have previously completed our Automated Brewery, its now time to automate the fermenting process. The less things we need to worry about, the more we can focus on what we really love; making recipes and brewing beer! Contents Step 1 - Preparing the Raspberry Pi Connecting cables to the Raspberry Pi Step 2 - Connecting the SSRs (directly to the refrigerator) Wiring Diagram (example) Step[...]
  • Automated brewery

  • Recently, we have expanded and upgraded the brewery for larger batches and more effecient brewing. More equipment, requires additional controls. Initially, we were looking at building a traditional controller, using PID`s and switches. This would allow us to control the pumps and heaters. This is the most traditional method for brewery controllers, and there are a lot of clever guides on how to bu[...]
  • Hop Profiles

  • Variety Origin Type Alpha Beta Co-Humulone Total Oil Comments Acid% Acid% % of AA mls/100gms Admiral England Bittering 13.5 -15.5 4.8 - 6.0 37 - 45 1.0 - 1.7 Newer high-alpha type, a more potent replacement for Target. Ahtanum U.S. Aroma 5.7 - 6.3 5.0 - 6.5 30 - 35 0.8 - 1.2 New U.S. aromatic hop with medium alpha. Amarillo U.S. Aroma 8.[...]
  • Beer bottle labels

  • We have written an article about designing your own labels, now its time to put it into practice. 1. Make a new document in example Microsoft Publisher or similar. Create a blank template, and import your label as picture. Make sure it is not being re-sized by the program when adding it. For a 0.33L bottle, the size should be 17cm x 7cm. On an A4 template, you should be able to fit 4 labels. I[...]
  • Flaske etiketter

  • En liten guide til de av dere som kansje tenker på å brygge noe selv og ønsker å lage etiketter til flasker. Denne guiden er for 0.33 flasker, men størrelse kan justeres alt etter hva en liker selv. Vi bruker Gimp, åpen kildekode versjon av Photoshop. Kan lastes ned gratis via http://www.gimp.org/ 1. Lag nytt bilde på etikettens mål. En etikett som går rundt hele flasken er ca 7cm høy og[...]
  • BIAB - Brew in a bag

  • BIAB eller Brew-In-A-Bag, er en enkel og grei måte å brygge på. Brygging trenger ikke være vanskelig og dyrt. BIAB er en enkel måte å brygge på, som de fleste kan begynne med. En kjele (krabbekoker, stor gryte o.l.) *greit om den har en tappeventil i bunn. Kan ettermonteres med en kuleventil m/gjennomføring. En maltpose eller maltkurv Varmekilde (gass, elektrisk plate) Ekstrautstyr: [...]
  • Homebrew guide

  • Found this guide online that shows the beer brewing basics. This is a good tool for anyone who is thinking about getting into home brewing. We have a small pot that we use for experimental batches. This process is the same on the infographics, and it works very well. Think it will be hard to make anything stronger than 7% ABV. But hey, thats the fun of getting into brewing. Trial and error unti[...]