Project: Brewtroller system helps automate home brewing

Project: Brewtroller system helps automate home brewing

Posted on 14. Apr, 2009 by in Projects

The Brewtroller is a control system aimed at helping home brewers concoct the perfect batch of beer through the use of low cost automation and sensors. It's based upon the Sanguino project (which is based upon the Arduino project) and melds a series of six sensors for the various temperatures to be measured, along with output to control heat coils and/or other things you may want to manipulate based upon the state of your wort.

The user interface is done with a standard dot matrix character LCD display and the input is gathered from an iPod-style round sensor. The entire project is open-sourced, so you can download the Eagle PCB files and everything else you need to make your own. If that's not your thing (then why are you on ModuleTronics? 😉 ) you can also purchase kits or even pre-built, pre-tested units.

The Brewtroller is a great example of what a hobbyist can do with something like an Arduino (or in this case, Sanguino). Many people think of electronics only from an "electronics hobby" perspective, but this clearly shows that you don't have to be a radio shack dwelling soldering iron junkie to put electronics to good use in other aspects of life.

Check-out the Brewtroller open source beer brewing controller system and even if you're not into brewing beer, use it to think of the other areas of your life you could automate or do fun things with using inexpensive electronics modules!

Brewtroller LCD screen showing status of the process

Brewtroller LCD screen showing status of the process

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