A modern brewery controller
The BrewPi Spark 3 is a temperature controller that can control your beer or wine fermentation with 0.1°C precision. It sends data to a Raspberry Pi to show a control panel with graphs in your browser. And all our software is open source!
How BrewPi works
To control the temperature of your fermenting beer, you need a way to cool and heat it. This is usually done by hacking a fridge to install a heater inside and to give BrewPi control over the compressor.
Solid state relays (SSRs) are used to control 110V or 230V AC power to the heater and cooler with a small control signal from the BrewPi Spark.
The BrewPi Spark will read the temperature sensors in the beer and fridge and will turn the heater and cooler ON and OFF when needed.
All the temperature control algorithms runs locally on the Spark, so that it is fully autonomous to control your brew.
You can see how your beer is doing on the color display.
The Raspberry Pi communicates with the BrewPi Spark over USB and logs brewing data. It also runs the web interface so you can monitor and control your brew via your browser.
The Raspberry Pi connects to your home network and it is the central web server for BrewPi.
Computer, phone or tablet
From any other device on your network, you can access the web page served by the Raspberry Pi.
On your BrewPi webpage, you can start and stop a brew, change your temperature profile, view charts and change settings.
Build your brewery
We think a big part of what makes brewing fun, is designing and building your awesome brewery.
Finding the right building blocks can be hard, but we got you covered.
We put a lot of effort in finding high quality parts and if we cannot find them, we design them ourselves.
Our brewing setups are 'bring your own kettle'. You pick the kettles, we have the rest.
Combine as you like, it's your party.
Start small and expand later or go all out and automate everything right away. BrewPi will adapt to your needs.
What's next for our brewing software?
We're still adding new features to BrewPi. In fact, we're doing a completely redesign of our software to make it more flexible and user friendly.
All software updates will come for free, to new and existing users.
Mash temperature control
The PID algorithms in the BrewPi Spark can already be used for mashing, but the user interface is still heavily fermentation oriented.
We're working on a new interface that's easier to use on brew day, so you can directly set your HLT temperature, mash temperature, boil intensity and even control your pumps and valves.
When brewing, you'll have to either swap a lot of hoses or open and close a lot of valves. If you brew often, automating this process will save you a lot work.
We're building a new tool in which you can drag and drop parts to create a layout for your brewing setup, set up your brewing steps and apply them with one click. This will toggle your motorized valves, set temperatures and control pumps.
BrewPi currently controls just one beer in one fridge, because it wasn't designed with more in mind when it started. We are now rewriting our firmware, web server and user interface to control multiple processes.
When this is ready, there will be no limit on the number of sensors, outputs and PIDs. You can control multiple fermentations, kegs, mash, etc.
Latest blog posts:
Dual conical glass door fridges controlled by BrewPi BrewPi got featured today in the American Homebrewers Association’s ‘Pimp my System’, where Chris Allen showed off his mouthwatering dual conical setup with glass door fridges. Thanks a lot Alan for your glowing review. I hope I will one day have a setup as awesome as yours.…Read More
Hi Brewers! We have given the BrewPi case a major overhaul and are very pleased to present you the results: a more compact and much better looking design.Read More
Good news! Everything is back in stock in the shop. After a slight delay on the delivery of new PCBs, we now have enough stock, just in time for Christmas. The BrewPi shields are still available as fully assembled or as a kit: Fully assembled BrewPi Arduino shield All connectors, buzzer, rotary encoder are soldered.…Read More
Hi Brewers! It has been too long since our last release, but this is a good one! We added a few scripts to help you install and update BrewPi, which should make the whole release process a lot easier in the future. Integrated temperature profile dialog The biggest change in this release is that we…Read More
We're a small company from the Netherlands developing innovative brewing hardware and software since 2012. Our goal is to help small brewers to build awesome breweries. We do that by developing open source brewery control software, temperature controllers and many other building blocks for small scale breweries.
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