With so many possibilities, I finally decided on a worthy project for my Raspberry Pi.
This summer I’m hoping to brew my first lager beer and brewing lagers is quite a bit tricker than ales, especially when it comes to controlling the temperature of the fermentation.
There are a number of existing projects out there for creating a computer controlled fermentation chamber. The most notable one is called BrewPi, which I looked at but it seemed to be designed with unnecessary complexity. I wanted something simpler on the electronics that dropped the Arduino components and relied on just a web interface for control.
The project starts with the components for a DIY Lagerator made out of insulating foam boards. And adds to that a temperature sensor, the Raspberry Pi and a few other bits and pieces.
The Pi will run a django based web interface that will provide simple and minimal control and logs of the brewing process.
I’m hoping for a quick turn around on this project so I can start brewing with it before summer temperatures kick in.