What last week’s brought you

What last week’s brought you

3 1 year ago

Since the Amber Ale update, many of you have requested us to give you an even more detailed summary about the new changes. You asked, we provide, so here is the full list of novelties in the refreshed software:

1. User experience

Pop-ups: as you could read in our previous letter, a new, regulated system of pop-ups will guide the brewer through the more important parts of the process. These pop-ups will (for example) remind you not to touch the device, while the weight sensors are working, or will help to collect what steps of the preparations you must follow.
With installing the inner clock of the program, now you can adjust it to your time zones, to faithfully show you the time whether you prefer the AM/PM or the 24-hour display.
Multiple options have been fixed, such as the setting of metric/imperial system.

There has been a refactoring in the software’s source code – meaning, that structural changes have been implemented, which resulted in
o A faster, smoother transition between progresses with faster reactions to the users’ requests.
o Less waiting on the users’ part, since the faster transition leaves less idle time.
o The possibility of the new functional changes (manual inlet and automatic cooling).

The device’s performance has been optimized – in this way, it consumes less memory, preventing the machine to slow down by the end of brewing, and to operate on the same speed throughout the whole brewing process.
While brewing, the display will show a more accurate estimation on where the process is exactly at, and how much time there is left from a) the ongoing task; b) the whole process.
Besides the pop-up system, a new panel, stating preliminary conditions helps the users to commence brewing. With this, brewers can double-check the entered information, and the device can withhold the start, until it receives the necessary information: thus the brewing itself became safer.
With the abovementioned changes and minor fixes, using the Brewie has become more user friendly in general.

2. New functions, operational changes and expansions

The most important correction we needed to introduce was to separate the automatization of the water inlet and the cooling process. To realize it, we had to refactor, restructure the software’s code. Now it is possible (and, before brewing, adjustable) to choose a manual water inlet (or sparging) with an automatic cooling process. This makes you possible to use your household water system only for cooling (if you find it lower quality) and use the specific water you have chosen for the brewing.
Another change addresses the draining process, in which now you can choose if you want to keep the sediment, that settles to the bottom of the wort, or not. This function also helps you in cases you want to drain the wort into separate tanks – for example, if you wish to use different yeasts in the same basis. And all this can be achieved by the Drain button, originally developed for this purpose.
Our software engineers found and repaired the source of a problem, which often led to burning the bottom of one or both of the tanks.
From now on, after every batch, the machine will use up a small amount of the brewing time as a Settling phase, to ensure that sediment will reach the bottom of the boiling tank before draining can be started.
Mashing steps can be deleted – with this option, you can customize your mashing, introducing or deleting different temperatures.