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BC_TempMon: monitor your temperatures!

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11 Nov 2019
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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

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29 Aug 2019
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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.

Alerts system

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22 Mar 2019
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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.

iSpindel hydrometer integration

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21 Nov 2018
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The iSpindel hydrometer is a WiFi based hydrometer/thermometer and relies on being able to access a WiFi network with access to the Internet. It transmits readings directly to the receiving service.

It requires a few more steps to integrate into Brewers Chronicle that the Tilt device, but at 1/2 cost, it is more affordable for home brewers

Tilt hydrometer integration

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20 Nov 2018
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The Tilt hydrometer is a bluetooth based hydrometer/thermometre and relies on a Bluetooth device to receive the readings, and then transmit them to the receiving service.

This is most easily achieved by using an Apple or Android device with their app installed. They also provide an app to install on a Raspberry Pi which is a cheaper way to go than a phone.

API Overview

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20 Nov 2018
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Brewers Chronicle's API offers Tilt and iSpindel digital hydrometer integration. Setting these devices up to use the API, they will feed readings into the ferment log you allocate.

Forgot about manually recording temperature and gravity readings.

Dashboard

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16 Sep 2018
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The dashboad allows users to quickly monitor ferment progress using the graphs, record temp and gravity readings against these ferments. You can also review the last 20 readings recorded across all brew days and ferments.

Lastly there is a section listing upcoming brew days, with required ingredients if you attach a beer.xml file with the brew day entry.

Additional boil sessions

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09 Sep 2018
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Brewers Chronicle allows you to attach multiple boil sessions to a single ferment log. This is used for combined multiple boil sessions into a larger single fermentation session.

Brewers Friend export

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17 May 2018
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Open the recipe designer and click on the Export button, then select the BEERXML choice (I've highlighted it in green) from the resulting menu.

Save this to your computer somewhere, and then load this file into Brewers Chronicle.

Managing your brewery

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16 May 2018
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Managing your brewery allows you to edit brewery details, view your subscription level, brew and ferment log stats, and ferment templates.

You can also manage your Tilt and iSpindel devices, and retrieve your API key which is used to integrate these devices into your BC profile

 
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