Hot side readings

Log all your hot side readings in an easy to use brew day interface, switching through the various processes as your brew day progresses.

Switch off the processes that don't apply to your brew process

Ferment reading templates

Design templates with readings or tasks you want processed on certain days of the ferment.

Drag and drop the standard readings, or create your own custom items.

Events system

Marking a ferment started automatically creates tasks for each of the readings defined in the allocated ferment template.

You can also create brewery events that aren't attached to a brew or ferment log.

Manage team members

The head brewer can add and remove team members from the brewery.

Once team members are allocated, they can be allocated an entire brew, ferment, or certain tasks from the calendar.

Resources and support

Please read through the knowledge base for a full run-down of how to use all the various areas of the site.

You can lodge a helpdesk ticket if you have more questions or need a problem resolved.

Fully Responsive

Brewers Chronicle is designed to provide the same experience across any device. No separate app to install on your phone or tablet.

Learn how to use the site once.

Latest updates
September updates (or yes, this is still alive)
21 Aug 2020

Man, was February really my last update? Silly Covid 19... What's happened in that time?

  • Massive updates to the temp monitoring and controller devices.
    • More robust WiFi connections and monitoring,
    • temp controller now integrates with Tilt hydrometer devices
    • Bootstrap framework integration to pretty up the webpage interface.
  • I've completely re-worked the way graphs are produced, and they are now a lot faster. The dashboard load time has been improved, and ferment logs load a lot faster as well.
    • Graphs also now display certain events by displaying a vertical line
      Cold crash started,
      Manual calendar events, etc
    • Zooming and panning around the graph resutls has also been added
February 2020 Release notes
09 Mar 2020

Hi everybody,

It's been quite a while since I posted an update much less release notes.

My apologies, a fair bit of my time has been spent on real life, and what time I could scrape together I was working on my temperature monitoring and control devices. Expect some big news in the next couple of weeks.

I am definitely back on the website now and will be producing a heap of documentation this month.

Read up on the February updates and fixes

BC_TempMon: monitor your temperatures!
11 Nov 2019

I curently have a prototype temperature monitoring device installed in the ferment chilling system at Madocke Brewing.

These devices allow you to set a target temperature, and it then reads the current temperatuer and transmits these values to my website. If the temp difference is more than 2 degrees (the current threshold), you will be sent an SMS.

What's it useful for: glycol chilling systems, cold rooms, serving fridges, barrel rooms, etc.

CraftBeerPi3 integration
29 Aug 2019

My CraftBeerPi3 plug-in provides recording of current and target temperatures to the allocated ferment log. It also provides ferment control using the ferment and cold crash schedules in Brewers Chronicle. Link an iSpindel or Tilt digital hydrometer and you can automatically control your ferment based on gravity readings. You are then able to control your ferments remotely by altering your ferment schedule.

July 2019 updates
24 Jul 2019

I have just released the following items: cold crash schedule, lots of fixes to the readings section for boil and ferment sessions, ability to log a certain class of reading from multiple devices (e.g: temp from 2 different probes), ability to record pH from the dashboard, migrating the dashboard graphs to chartjs, automatically recording the ferment started reading when first reading is received via API, marking a ferment as completed disconnects all linked devices

Ferment control diagram
03 Jul 2019

A picture is worth a thousand words, so the saying goes. So following on from my previous article of the ferment control system at Madocke Brewing, I have created a diagram describing the system graphically

Apologies for the image size for people on tablets and phones.