SmartPID is a powerful and flexible controller for complete brewing process automation and recipe management as well as fermentation temperature control. SmartPID is wifi connected for data logging and remote process control via web and mobile.
SmartPID is integrated with Brewfather to allow remote control and fermentation profile and recipe sending.
SmartPID can be bought directly from Arzaman SRL here.
Smart Hombrewing Application
Recipe upload for starting the brew directly!
Remote monitor of process parameters (set point, current temperature, PID out, pump status, timers)
Process events listing
Remote actions (process start/stop pause/resume, set point change, power change, pump start/auto/stop)
Start the fermentation profile directly from the batch based on your recipe!
Remote monitor of process parameters (set point, current temperature, PID out, timers)
Process events listing
Remote actions (process start/stop pause/resume, set point change)
In order to use the integration a specific firwmare level is needed on SmartPID
Both classic DIN box controller (STC version) and the new CUBE version are fully compatible.
Smart Homebrewing ⇒ version 1.3-010 +
Smart Thermostat ⇒ version 0.5-014 +
Download firmware from SmartPID
Unzip the .bin file
Rename .bin file to flash.bin before copying it to SmartPID
Attach SmartPID to computer via USB while holding the RED button
Delete FLASH.BIN from the SmartPID storage device that has now appeared
Copy new flash.bin to SmartPID storage device
Safetly detach device after copy has finished
Verify that upgrade is ok by checking firmware version in the info menu
If you have a SmartPID Thermostat and want to switch it to a SmartPID Homebrewing controller, or vice versa, you need to contact the SmartPID seller, switching firmware directly will not work without a special flash file.
There is a know issue upgrading firmware on macOS, try a Windows computer if you have issues with Mac.
In the devices page there will now be a Configure button next to the SmartPID section. Click it to set up SmartPID.
Enter your wanted e-mail and password then click Register. If registration is successful you will be logged in to the new account automatically. Warning: SmartPID Password is not encrypted and is stored in plain text.
You can also register a new account in the SmartPID android app.
If you already have a SmartPID account. Enter your e-mail and password then click Register. If registration is successful you will be logged in to the new account automatically. Warning: SmartPID Password is not encrypted and is stored in plain text.
Your SmartPID needs to be set up with wifi connection and the login for your SmartPID account.
For instructions on how to set up your SmartPID device for Wifi and MQTT server connection please check the guide here.
SmartPID can be set up to send the status every X seconds. For best response time set this to 1 second.
From the SmartPID configuration window click Add device
Insert a name for your smartPID controller
Select the proper application (homebrewing / thermostat). This must be compatible with the firmware on your SmartPID
Enter the 12 characters serial number found in the SmartPID info menu
Enable Channel 1 and/or Channel 2, optionally name the Channel(s).
Save to add to your device list
When you click Save the device will appear, and Brewfather will communicate with your SmartPID via MQTT messages
Go to Batches page - Brewing tab
Click on the Start button in the Brew Controller section
Select your homebrewing controller from the list
Flag the proper options and press start to push the recipe to SmartPID controller and eventually start the recipe execution.
If you want one to one mapping of the mahing steps to the recipe format of the SmartPID you can utilize the Mash steps template mashing profile. Brewfather will also intelligently try to map any mash profile to the fixed SmartPID scheme so this step is optional.
Select profile in recipe
2. Alter the profile by adjusting time and temperature on the steps with time greater than 0. Leave the rest as is.
Go to Batches page - Fermentation tab
Click on the Start button in the Fermentation Controller section
Select your thermostat controller from the list
Click Start to start the profile
Optionally you can also start a fermentation profile or standard/manual mode from the devices page.