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Old 06-19-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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Not sure if anyone has seen this, but I thought it looked pretty cool.

Listed on Kickstarter! Check it out and support our fellow brewers!

http://brewbit.com/




Model-T Features:

Open Source hardware and software. You’ll get all the schematics, drawings and software. Hack away and share your work with the BrewBit community!

Wireless connectivity over your WiFi network

Execute temperature profiles loaded via WiFi connection from your account on BrewBit.com.

Control from anywhere with Internet connection

SexyUI (tm)

Dual independent outputs

Dual independent temperature probes

Control one, both, or none (logging only) of the outputs

Associate your data with a defined brewing session.

Wirelessly upgrade your unit when we roll out new software.

Website Features:

Free API for your data and device. Develop your own killer features!

Modify all of your Model-T’s settings and have them applied over WiFi

Check on the units status and readings

Log the Model-T’s data

Display temperature graphs that are updated in real time

Associate temperature readings with a certain brewing/fermentation session.

Get email or SMS alerts when something happens or the unit is having issues

Temperature profiles:

Create and save unique temperature profiles

Load a profile and send it to your device over WiFi.

Set the Model-T to ferment/mash your beer for any duration at a set temperature.

Step the temperature up or down automatically

Add as many temperature/time steps to the profile as you need.

Plus more to come… (feel free to pass on your ideas and suggestions!)
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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You really cannot control this thing without going through an internet portal?

Cheers!

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Old 06-19-2013, 05:07 PM   #3
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Looks pretty sweet to me, if the price is right.

I like the idea of the data-logging, Specific Gravity sensor, wireless controls (I can perform temperature steps even while I'm out of town!), etc, but if it costs too much, I'll just stick with my Johnson.

Looking forward to the KickStarter launch.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:50 PM   #4
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This is now up on Kickstarter!
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:57 PM   #5
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You really cannot control this thing without going through an internet portal?

Cheers!
You can control it on the touch screen.

I'm in for 1. Love the ability to monitor fermentation temps when I'm not near the house
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:13 PM   #6
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and they only need $70,000 more in 30 days? ummm yeah, i'm not going to hold my breath on this one. too bad, it looks like a great product.

 
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and they only need $70,000 more in 30 days? ummm yeah, i'm not going to hold my breath on this one. too bad, it looks like a great product.
They just launched this morning and got 10% of their goal by lunchtime. Definitely not impossible
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:45 PM   #8
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...but if it costs too much, I'll just stick with my Johnson.
Words to live by my friend, words to live by.

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Old 07-15-2013, 09:30 PM   #9
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and they only need $70,000 more in 30 days? ummm yeah, i'm not going to hold my breath on this one. too bad, it looks like a great product.
Have you ever participated in a kickstarter before? That's not at all unreasonable.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:57 PM   #10
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Hey guys, I am Nick with BrewBit. We are super excited to finally have the KickStarter campaign launched. Let me know if you guys have any questions, we would love to gain you as backers!

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