I’ve been over the various pages on the website and many of the message boards, and I’m hoping for a little more detailed support on building and setting up a control panel for brewing and fermentation.
My brewing setup consists of a dual vessel K-RIMS setup for 10 gal batches, where I mash in an insulated cooler and recirculate through a kettle (currently propane, but I am in the process of converting to electric). For 5 gal batches, I will just use the electric kettle and pump and do EBIAB. I have a single fermentation fridge currently controlled by an inkbird plug-in controller.
I’m assuming that a single RPi and Spark 3 can be used to control the following:
1 5500W heating element (240v)
1 pump (120v)
1 refrigerator compressor
1 fermentation heater (lightbulb in fridge)
4 temperature sensors
I am OK with software, but have basically no skills with circuitry, though I do have an engineer friend who can help me make sure everything is safe and done properly. Can someone please help me out with a parts list for this control panel build? Also, I’d like to not have a bunch of physical switches on the exterior of the box. I would prefer to control the brewing processes from a laptop/tablet/iphone.