I’ve been brewing with a 20gal BrewBoss system for a long time, one of the first versions. Since Covid it seems be be getting hard to get replies from BrewBoss on replacement parts for the system. I’m having Wifi connection drop outs to the controller. This stated me thinking about cutting it over to my Spark 3 that controls my fermentation cooler. Its a single heating element and pump. I have a spare 1 wire temp probe and plan to reuse the SSR that is in the BrewBoss controller. I know using brew bloxs would make the transition pretty easy.
Questions so far that I have are : If I make a Dashboard for the brew system will the fermentation and brew system control together ?? Meaning I don’t want to interrupt beer fermenting on a brew day. Thinking they would both continue to control independently ??
Is there a way in BrewBloxs to define a countdown timer ?? One that I could use and set time during the brew day ??
Is there a way to define a “button” on the dashboard to turn the pump on and off ??
The recipe step files are going to be missed for the reminders they give but most of the time I manually control the BrewBoss anyway.
I’m early on it the thought of moving over to the Spark to do the control, but I think it would be a good option when my BrewBoss controller does crap out !!! Any thoughts or advice ??
Thanks in advance !!