GF Connect v0.9 Released
GFConnect is now full featured and supports a full end-to-end brew session on the Grainfather including direct integration with the Brewfather batch list.
The following features have been added since v0.5:
- Loading of brew session directly from Brewfather
- Full timer control
- Delayed heat control
- Delayed start of brew session
- Enabling of sparge water progress display on the Grainfather
- Enabling of sparge water heating alert
Loading Brew Session Directly from Brewfather
It is now possible to fetch the recipe directly from Brewfather*. First click the “Refresh List” button to fetch a list of batches that are ready for brewing. They need to be set to “Planned” or “Brewing” status in Brewfather. Next select the batch from the drop down list to load it into the Raspberry Pi.
Once the recipe is loaded, you can start the brew session by clicking “Start Session”. Alternatively you can delay the session start by setting the number of hours and minutes and clicking the “Start Delayed Session”. The recipe will now be sent to the Grainfather controller and you can start brewing.
*Note: This feature is currently in preliminary testing phase on the Brewfather site. In order to use this feature you need to request a User Key and API Key directly from Brewfather and entered these in the GF Connect settings dashboard. See docs.brewfather.app/api for details.
Timer and Delayed Heat Control
It is now also possible to set a new timer from the dashboard. The timer can be started as just a plain timer, or it can be set to control a delayed start of the heating.
Display Sparge Water Alert and Counter
It is also possible to have the Grainfather display a reminder for heating the sparge water as well as a progress counter for use during sparging.
Both can be enabled in the Settings panel.
Download and Installation
GF Connect v0.9 can be downloaded from the Github repository clausbroch/node-red-gfconnect
GF Connect requires Node RED and a few other components. For details about how to install Node RED and the required other components, please refer to this previous post.
If you want to install GF Connect as a project directly into Node RED, please refer to the description in this previous post.