Tuesday, 20 January 2015


When I started writing the brew-controller I used 2 raspberry pi's to scale up the number of GPIO pins. This was before I'd started to use I2C controllers to expand the GPIO capabilities.  As a result of this I had used multicast to provide communication between a master and slave.

This intercommunication with multicast really means it's easy to broadcast state onto the network. It has been fairly trivial to start an Android application which displays what is happening with the brew controller. I'm in the process of adding in code to simulate the brew day and show what is happening.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Friday, 9 January 2015

22/11 - Stout

I'm liking the idea of First Wort Hopping - the Mosaic Pale Ale is tasting very nice. It has a bit more aroma than previous attempts and the bitterness that comes a little later than expected. In hindsight could have had a little more bitterness. Also did a first attempt at a Stout last year, pretty uneventful but haven't really tucked into it yet