Note: Some GUI details may have changed slightly in the most current version of the software. If major updates are made to the GUI they will be reflected here. If features are removed they will be removed here as well.
The zone numbers below appear on the GUI screenshot below in blue circles. Switch and control names are referenced in ALL CAPS!
Cold Side GUI Tab Currrent 10/15/12
This area of the GUI allows the brewer to control the serving cooler. Here the brewer may define the desired serving temperature, turn the system on and off, and see what the current serving cooler temperature is. As a bonus a carbonation calculator is built into the GUI.
The serving display shows a digital indicator (999 in example) and dial indicator. The digital indicator on the neck of the bottle shows the current temperature. The dial indicator shows the current temperature (black needle) and the desired temperature (yellow needle).
NO LABEL ON BASE OF BOTTLE, selection control that allows the brewer to input the serving temperature they desire. Entries can be typed or clicked via the up down arrows.
COOLING, LED indicates that the system is applying power to the cooling operation. Note that in some cases this LED can be on but the system will not output power if the minimum cycle times have not been met. See system setup for cycle time settings.
COOLING ON-OF, toggle switch which turns on and off the temperature control for the serving cooler. If this switch is off the cooler will be off. If the switch is on the system will run if the temperature is high.
CO2 VOLUMES, selection control that allows the user to make calculations for the desired carbonation rates. To use this the user may enter the desired volumes of CO2 or click the up and down arrows to select. The PSI REQUIRED indicator will read the PSI needed to carbonate the beer at the desired rate at the brewer selected temperature.
PSI REQUIRED, indicates the pressure of CO2 that must be used to carbonate beer to the CO2 VOLUMES selected. Based upon brewer selected temperature.
This area gives the brewer control and feedback on the current temperature of the fermenters. Both fermenters function the same. A single set of directions are given below, they apply to both fermentation controls. The fermenters may be controlled manually or via a one to four rest fermentation process.
NO LABEL NEAR BASE OF FERMENTER , selection control near the COOLING ON-OFF that allows the brewer to input the manual fermentation temperature they desire. Entries can be typed or clicked via the up down arrows.
COOLING ON-OF, toggle switch which turns on and off the temperature control for the fermentation cooler. If this switch is off the cooler will be off. If the switch is on the system will run if the temperature is high.
STEPS, selection control to allow the brewer to select the number of rests in the fermentation plan. Up to four steps can be used. Each step contains a temperature and time.
START, button starts the automated fermentation plan as defined in the steps entered by the brewer. This button changes to stop when the fermentation plan is running.
Manual, indicator that shows the brewer if they are running in manual control or in a fermentation plan. No user input.
STEP TEMP 1-4, allows the brewer to define the temperature for the fermentation plan step. The green LED next to the step indicates that the step is active. Lager fermenter has three step program selected where as the ale fermenter is setup for manual mode.
HOURS, allows the brewer to define the hold time for the step in hours.
STEP STATUS, and the small progress bar below the step indicate the time the step as been running. The progress bar indicates progress from zero to 100% of the step filling with blue from left to right.
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