Brewblox is the only way forward. We don’t provide updates for BrewPi anymore, don’t fix bugs and don’t offer support.
The containers are there to make it easier, not harder. We can provide the application as a pre-built container that you just download and run. This way we don’t have to worry about installing a lot of things on the pi, everything is already baked in.
We have tools to manage these things, like brewblox-ctl update to get the latest version of everything, brewblox-ctl up and brewblox-ctl down to bring the system up or take it down.
We also have a wizard to create a fermentation system just like BrewPi, it configures the Spark and creates a dashboard to control it. Brewblox is built with much more modern technologies and allows us to improve and expand the possibilities.
It will feel a bit daunting, because we do offer many more possibilities. With more choice comes more complexity. But we do our best to make your life easier to do initial setup and to keep the system up-to-date.
Thanks for the response. I guess I’ll try the new hardware and new setup and if I get it working for him I’ll think about risking updating my Spark 2!
Going against my mantra - if it’s not broken don’t fix it.