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
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have just updated the user manual and uploaded it to the website for you to look at.
Lots of information in there, but also still additions required (digital hydrometers, etc).
This will be the month of documentation. :-|
Plus some other features like an exportable pdf ferment log report including graphs, table of readings, etc.
Saturday saw the final few tweaks to install to ferment control system, take control of the 3 active ferments, and everything was up and running properly.
This combination of the local control software, automatic gravity readings, and Brewers Chronicle provides Jimmy with fully automated fermentations and full logs of all target and actual temperatures, and gravity readings.
Brewers Chronicle now has an Alerts system to highlight items that need processing or warnings for items that need fixing.
Website and email notifications are the current notification methods. I am currently investigating SMS services to provide critical warning messages such as ferment temps out of target, or cooling system failures.
Dates and times are recorded into the site in the "E. Australia Standard Time" timezone.
With the latest release, Brewers Chronicle now allows you to set your local time zone. All dates and times on the website will be converted to your local timezone.
A wireless hydrometer inside a fermentor full of liquid inside a metal box is a fairly challening environment to get a decent wireless signal out of. Have a read of my experience with the NetGear AC750 Wifi range extender
Currently the website is hard-coded to display times in the Australian Eastern Standard timezone. I am waiting for some upgrades to a framework that I use to enable very simple integration of different timezones. I am hoping to have this feature released by the end of this month