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Keezer monitoring

Post by smokey » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:19 am

I have been looking around for different software to monitor the amount of beer left in the keg and an interface. So far I have found only two.

http://raspberrypints.com/ and https://github.com/bgulla/boozer.

That made me wonder what everybody uses to keep track of the keg and what interface they use.

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Re: Keezer monitoring

Post by MacMan » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:50 pm

Hmm I have not thought about doing this, I usually wait till I get the rush of CO2 and then pout a bit and wish I had put another batch on a few weeks before.

Seriously though, interesting idea and I would assume perfect for a Raspberry Pi.
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Re: Keezer monitoring

Post by oceanic_brew » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:19 pm

that’s only ones I’m aware of

Sounds neat though

I have a tablet attached to my fridge that Interface my brewery control panel with

Be nice to use it for something else brewery related


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Re: Keezer monitoring

Post by sheppard107 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:25 am

When I think the keg is getting low, I'll pop it out of the fridge and weigh it on the bathroom scale. Subtract the weight of an empty keg, and presto, rough estimate of how much I have left.

On the other hand, I also do MacMan's 'crap, keg is empty' method all too often as well.
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Re: Keezer monitoring

Post by smokey » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:11 am

It is a sad feeling when the foam comes out.

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Post by the-mailman » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:05 pm

Here's a couple more that don't look too complicated. The first one uses a solenoid to pour the beer and the second one just measures while the tap is open. I was working on this idea too and was going to try the second method, but got distracted with other interests. I'll have to get on it again for a winter project.

https://makezine.com/projects/kegduino- ... kegerator/
https://philsprojects.wordpress.com/category/arduino-2/
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Re: Keezer monitoring

Post by smokey » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:12 pm

Thanks for these two. They look interesting. The first I love but if you want different amounts it wouldn't work I think. The second is simple and awesome.

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