My suggestion to most brewers running Strange Brew Elsinore is to set up their Raspberry Pi as a headless Linux server. This is a incredibly light weight linux installation that is without any graphical user interface.
So you want to build a brewery control panel? Perhaps nobody has told you how long the wiring takes. It’s not difficult, but it is time consuming. Let’s pick up from part 1 of my build log. Recall we had installed all receptacles, and left a bunch of excess wire in the control panel for future me to take care of.