Category archives: Brewery Controller

  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]