So if you don’t want an all singing all dancing BrewPi (which lets face it, it’s expensive) you can invest in an STC-1000
What’s the difference?
The BrewPi has a web interface, the STC-1000 doesn’t. I can set up a fermentation profile on the BrewPi, but if I’m in the house, I can manually change the STC – as long as I remember. The big difference is the price – £150 for a BrewPI, compared to a finished cost of £70 with an STC system (this is assuming a 2nd hand £25 fridge and a £15 tube heater).
So for a non-complex ale that needs a fermentation of 18’C, which would I choose? The STC.
For a wheatbeer, starting fermentation at 12’C and rising steadily over 14 days to 21’C? The BrewPi.
What equipment do you need?
Tube Heater £15
Extension Cords £3.99 x 2
Project Box £4
Choc Box £1
So about £66
And the instructions? Try Here