Fermentation Telemetry for home brewers.
Take control with MyBrewbot. All in one temperature control, data hub and fermentation monitor.
Take control of your fermentation and cold storage temperatures and monitor your beer's fermentation progress online on your Smartphone from anywhere in the World.
If you're a pressure fermenter then you can add a digital pressure sensor to monitor the psi of your fermentation.
If you have a Plaato Airlock you can integrate that into the MyBrewbot controller and see your temperature and fermentation progress.
If you haven't got a Tilt/iSpindel/Plaato then use MyBrewbot to get an estimate of your Specific Gravity. It works by comparing ambient and beer temperatures and using thermal calculus to work out the heat generated and the glucose consumed.
At a glance see that fermentation has started and your beer's Specific Gravity.
Cold crash from the beach. Make your temperature step changes and monitor the fermentation reaction from work.
Run 15 step profiles on two fermenters with time over temperature, temperature over time and free-rise steps.
If you've got a fermentation fridge and you want to control the temperature of your beer easily then take control with MyBrewbot.
No wiring up relays or having to play around with mains electricity - just use cheap remote control smartplugs.
Monitors temperature in C or F and is powered by USB from your wall wart. Works in any country - all you need is internet wifi.
Add up to 4 probes and remote control plugs (433 mhz programmable or dial) to control up to two fermentation devices.
Easy to set up, easy to use.
MyBrewbot is the lovechild of a data scientist and a home brewer.
Initially borne from the frustration of trying to explain to a neighbour how to adjust the temperature on an STC1000 controller from the side of a pool on holiday, MyBrewbot started life as a simple internet enabled beer fermentation temperature controller.
However, as the data set grew we realised that it could do so much more and that understanding how the beer's fermentation was progressing was a really valuable tool in making great beer!
Made by brewers for brewers, MyBrewbot will give you extra insight into your craft.
HOW DOES MYBREWBOT WORK?
FERMENTATION DATA HUB
It doesn't matter what technologies you use MyBrewbot is your data hub collecting information from probes and hydrometers and routing the data to where you want it. In your hand or on your brewing dashboard.
NO RELAYS TO WIRE UP
The MyBrewbot controller has a 433mhz radio transmitter built in - so it works with cheap remote control plugs (typically < £20 for 4) and doesn't use relays.
No worry about wiring things into your mains supply. No dangerous connections. Just plug and play.
The controller has a radio receiver built in so that you can program it from the remote that comes with your plugs
The beer temperature control side of MyBrewbot works by reading the Tilt/iSpindel or probe attached to your fermenter in your fermentation fridge and switching the hot and cold smartplugs on or off. MyBrewbot will maintain your temperature to within +- 0.2C
FERMENTATION PROGRESS- NO TILT/ISPINDEL
The beer fermentation control progress side works by measuring the difference between the ambient temperature (temperature of 1 litre of water in the fermentation fridge) and the beer temperature. By applying the laws of thermodynamics we can estimate the amount of exothermic activity (heat) generated by the yeast as they consume the sugars in your sweet wort.
This data (the ambient plot) is shown on the chart interface of the MyBrewbot application. As you get used to the different profiles produced during fermentation you will know when your yeast have become active – even before your airlock or bubbler starts to show signs of activity. You’ll know when fermentation is finishing as the cycle rate starts to change as the yeast become less active.
You'll be able to see all of this beer fermentation and temperature control data online on your Smartphone from anywhere with an internet connection.
You’ll still want to take an SG reading towards the end of fermentation to confirm that you’ve hit your target FG but you shouldn’t have to sample during the process. We’ve found that we get an extra 400 ml of finished beer as a result. That’s a whole bottle!
An explanatory video is here.
MyBrewbot has a bluetooth receiver built in.
As soon as the controller identifies a Tilt device it sends a notification to your phone allowing you to assign it to a fermenter. The controller uses the temperature data to control 2 smartplugs to control the temperature of your fermenting beer.
Remember though, that the Tilt is accurate to+/- 1 degree F - so if you want a higher degree of accuracy then use a probe to control temperature (accurate to +/- 0.3F)
If you ferment under pressure then add a 100 psi pressure sensor to the MyBrewbot controller and monitor your ferment's pressure from your phone.
A 1/8" NPT Stainless Steel sensor replaces the analog dial on your existing spunding valve and sends pressure data to your phone/Brewfather/Brewer's Friend.
MyBrewbot's iSpindel integration works by accessing the Ubidots account that you created when you set your iSpindel up. It polls the Ubidots site every 15 minutes and retrieves the data into the MyBrewbot controller
PLAATO AIRLOCK INTEGRATION
Go to the Plaato help centre and ask for an authorisation code. Input the code into MyBrewbot and the controller will ask your Plaato for it's specific gravity data every 15 minutes.
If you subscribe to either of these you can set the controller to send fermentation data every 15 minutes to your dashboard.
Setup is quick and simple and enables you to maintain a complete record of your beer from grain to bottle.
By understanding how your yeast cells are reacting in the fermenter you can be much more assured in your adjustments to your beer's fermentation temperature, whether making a lager or introducing extra flavours by stressing the yeast in a Weiss Beer or Saison. You get much more control as you can see the effects of your temperature adjustments online using your mobile phone.
MyBrewbot compares favourably with all the major brands of home brewing hydrometer, Plaato, Tilt, iSpindel etc and integrates with Tilt and iSpindel. Plus it gives you all of the temperature control of Ranco and Inkbird. All using your smartphone.
Unlike any other temperature controller MyBrewbot also gives you the ability to control both your fermentation fridge and your Kegerator or Keezer. All for the same low price.
No probes inside your beer, airlock modifications, relay connections. All simple, all hygienic.
WHAT DO I NEED TO USE MYBREWBOT
We've purposely made MyBrewbot so that it's affordable and that anyone, anywhere in the World can get the kit to set it up easily.
MyBrewbot supports 433 mhz remote control plugs which you can set up from the app.
MyBrewbot communicates using a 2.4ghz wifi connection. It does not operate on 5 ghz connections. However, once the controller is setup you can access it from your smartphone using any internet connection.
The MyBrewbot controller has 433mhz wireless built in and can communicate with cheap remote control smartplugs.
You can either use recommended plugs and get the controller to program them or you can buy whatever set you can get easily and program the controller from the smartplug's remote control.