Tag: Electric brewing

Homebrewing PCBs Part 1: Raspberry Pi

I’ve been using a Raspberry Pi to control my brewery for awhile. I was growing tired of trying to arrange components and solder wires on prototyping boards every time I wanted to make a system change. Messy and not that fun. PCB design on the other hand could be perfected on a computer, and ordered/printed for cheap. They are also easy to share with others.

Strangebrew Elsinore vs. traditional brewery controllers

When most homebrewers consider building an electric brewery they initially think of the thousands of control panels which have now been inspired by Kal’s The Electric Brewery. Kal’s detailed walkthrough on the process of building an electric brewery hugely increased the accessibility of this type of brewery design, which was previously only approached by those with backgrounds in electrical engineering.