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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

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.

Fermentation control system overview

23 Jun 2019

I have finally found time to write an article providing an overview of the fermantation control system I recently installed at Madocke Beer Brewing Company.

This system provides Jimmy with a fully automated control system and a full logging system as well. Perhaps the most important feature is an SMS alert system which lets him know when ferment temps are out of range

User manual

13 Jun 2019

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.

Madocke Brewing ferment control systems

03 Jun 2019

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.

Timezone integration

17 Mar 2019

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.


How to get a wireless signal to your iSpindel?

07 Feb 2019

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

Localisation of dates and times

05 Feb 2019

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

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