Greg's Tech blog

Building a BrewPi

Tuesday 23 of January, 2018

I was a technology geek for years prior t brewing. I have a degree in Computer Science and have worked as a systems Engineer, Engineering manager and IT Director for 30 years.  5 years ago, brewing gave me a hobby different in many ways from my work.  At the same time it feeds my need to learn new things.  For Christmas this year my wife gave me a Tilt Hydrometer.  Its a great device that measures specific gravity directly and reports it via bluetooth to a smart phone app.

Getting the device developed my iterest in building a BrewPi and tying the BrewPi to it to log temperature and SG history for my brews. Here's my  experience building the device. 

First, I bought  a CanaKit from Amazon.