So I haven't made a newbie version of the startup, because this isn't what I'd call stable (mainly because of the RPi, I've had no issues on the Beaglebone).
I also like to see how many people using it.
The easiest startup is:
sudo apt-get install git java
git clone https://github.com/DougEdey/SB_Elsinore_Server.git
java -jar Elsinore.jar
I'm unsure on the apt-get install command for java (it's in the RPi repositories, but not the Beaglebone ones).
the first run will walk you through the setup (the Readme should help).
But this isn't a foolproof system, I've tried to make it so, but until sometime next week when I do a new brewday, it won't be dead easy.
The next set of updates are fairly important, adding in times and alerts. At the moment, this is a multiple PID system.