My Cold Fermentation Process

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Re: My Cold Fermentation Process

Postby Ancient Abbey » Thu May 19, 2016 9:41 am

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Re: My Cold Fermentation Process

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Re: My Cold Fermentation Process

Postby Ancient Abbey » Thu May 19, 2016 10:39 am

I've already got the walk-in wired with an independent 15A circuit with outlets. The compressor is 1.5 HP, dual internal fans, all 240V.
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Re: My Cold Fermentation Process

Postby Brandon » Sat May 21, 2016 2:23 pm

Rainy day so I figured I'd wire up the BrewPi (I have nicer probes on order).

The pre-built BrewPi itself is trivial, you could be up and running in no time. The Raspberry Pi build isn't difficult, but it helps (a little) to be familiar with UNIX, especially for the multi-device setup. Ancient, I could build the environment and multi-Pi setup and send you an image of the memory stick. Or build one for you and send it to you.

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Re: My Cold Fermentation Process

Postby Brandon » Sat May 21, 2016 8:42 pm

Finally catching up on a few things...adding Raspberry Pints.

Now I just need to find some cheap flow meters.

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Re: My Cold Fermentation Process

Postby mchrispen » Sun May 22, 2016 11:26 pm

Oh man I am getting pissed off. I am about $500 into the BrewPi and two sparks, but the lack of functional documentation sucks. I have one pre-programmed Spark, but I saved money by buying the board kit. I have 4 temp sensors and the SRMs to drive power circuits... but nowhere it says to connect the Sparks (Spark + BrewPi module) to the the master BrewPi build. Finally just connected via USB - and the pre-programmed devices shows up, but the unprogrammed doesn't. Now I wonder if it even has the Noobs build.

Too late to do much about it, but Jeez. So much for the premium...
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Re: My Cold Fermentation Process

Postby Bryan R » Mon May 23, 2016 8:02 am

Sorry, I can't help, I built all mine from scratch. I don't know the process with the premade stuff.




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Re: My Cold Fermentation Process

Postby Brandon » Mon May 23, 2016 8:36 am

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Re: My Cold Fermentation Process

Postby mchrispen » Mon May 23, 2016 10:41 am

Yeah - it looks like there is a slight mismatch between the documentation and the last builds - several of the python scripts are missing on the Raspberry Host BrewPi build. Also - I am attaching two BrewPi Sparks and it just doesn't like that. I was hoping that once these are wirelessly connected, I can home the Host inside the house somewhere and add some other functions. There is nothing about these Sparks streaming their data over WIFI as recognizable devices... but will keep banging away.

I was able to update the Spark Arduino on the second device - so that is at least working, and the sensors are functioning fine.
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Re: My Cold Fermentation Process

Postby mchrispen » Mon May 23, 2016 11:00 am

Ok. I got one device configured and running in test mode. I just cannot figure out how to connect 2 Sparks at once, or connect to them remotely over wifi. Back into the documentation.

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