After using brewpi for a couple of years (Spark 2) I decided to give Brewblox a go since I’m on vacation. Actually I’ve been planning on this for quite some time because I bought a second mini fridge and Brewblox includes the possibility of controlling both fridges.
Before the second mini fridge I used to serve and ferment in the same chamber (or kegerator I guess).
I bought a new SD card and followed the Getting Started instructions (almost) without any problems (smooth process btw). The only thing I needed to change from my old setup was moving to Wifi connection to the brewpi, no big deal.
I wonder if the USB discovery problems I faced were related to another USB device I have connected for Raspberrypints (an Arduino UNO).
Anyway, after some time working in the “Fridge mode” (I only set up the first fridge as it’ll will work as a kegerator from now on) I’d like to do some sanity check and see if you guys have any tips for fine tuning.
Here’s my dashboard:
Here’s the cool crazy PID graph:
And here’s the fridge temp (I can’t recall if I was seeing the same wide swing with brewpi):
Another thing I noticed is that the actuator graph is a bit weird (at least for me) since it shouldn’t plot intermediary values (should only plot 1 or 0 as I see it, so no diagonal lines):
One thing I miss is the clock showing how much time the actuator was on or off on the LCD display.
Anyway, thanks for the enormous effort you guys put on this software, I really appreciate it.
edit: Here where I live it’s warm almost the entire year, that’s why I only set up the Cooling actuator (Resfriar).