The clearest way to break this down is by brewery/brewer type
Stove Top Brewer
This brewer can use BrewTroller to add a “Heat Stick” heating element to his brew setup. This helps this brewer to control accurate temperature for things like steeping grains to add complexity to extract brewsThis type of brewer often upgrades as they hone their skills, and BrewTroller can grow with them! BrewTroller can help this level of brewer with their Hop Additions/Schedule via a buzzer/alarm
Turkey Fryer/Garage Brewer
This is where BrewTroller really starts to shine. The typical single pot and turkey fryer burner brewer can quickly add BrewTroller and a Gas Solenoid to their pot, and install a fitting for a temperature probe and allow for precise temperature control. BrewTroller also allows this type of brewer to easily add a Cooler Mash Tun to the setup, and use BrewTroller to bring their Strike and Sparge water up to temp, maintaining control and a high level of repeatability and consistency in your growing brewery.BrewTroller can help this level of brewer with their Hop Additions/Schedule via a buzzer/alarm.
Brew in a Bag (BIAB) Brewer
BrewTroller and BIAB go hand and hand. By adding a Temp Probe and a Gas Solenoid to their burner setup, the BIAB brewer can maintain VERY precise temperatures during the mash phase, and even EASILY do step mashes on their BIAB setup! BrewTroller can also help the BIAB Brewer control a pump to recirculate, and even monitor chill temperature coming out of a plate or counterflow wort chiller. BrewTroller can help this level of brewer with their Hop Additions/Schedule via a buzzer/alarm
3 Tier Brewer
BrewTroller really stretches it’s legs in a 3 Tier Setup. This type of brewer can easily control heat sources (electric or gas) on 2, or even all 3 Vessels in their 3 Tier setup. BrewTroller easily integrates with commercial systems like the Blichman Top Tier or DIY systems that are common in the home brew community. By adding Gas Solenoids or Electric Elements to their vessels, and temp probes, BrewTroller can help maintain perfect temperatures. BrewTroller can help this level of brewer with their Hop Additions/Schedule via a buzzer/alarm With the addition of a Pressure Port, Sensor, and a combination of Motorized Ball Valves and perhaps pumps this brewer can even Auto Fill their HLT and automatically move a specific volume of water or wort.
Single Tier Brewer
Since the big difference between 3 Tier and Single Tier is the use of pumps, BrewTroller is a great choice for this brew setup. Since BrewTroller can not only control the heat sources like it does in the 3 Tier system, it also can control a pump and motorized ball valves. By controlling those devices, this brewer can use BrewTroller to automate the movement of liquid between vessels With the addition of a Pressure Port and Sensor, this brewer can Auto Fill their HLT and automatically move a specific volume of water or wort. BrewTroller can help this level of brewer with their Hop Additions/Schedule via a buzzer/alarm
Gas To Electric Upgrade / Electric Only
Brewer BrewTroller works great with Gas Burners, but many brewers are moving toward using electric elements as the only heat source. The cost savings over gas, the ability to brew indoors, and the quietness of brewing with electric drive a lot of brewers to upgrade, or new brewers to jump in with both feet. Using an SSR along with BrewTroller and a selection of temp probes, valves, pumps, and other accessories, a brewer in this category can really pimp out their brewery!
BrewTroller may have started with the home brewer, but it works GREAT for a pro. BrewTroller doesn’t care, or know, about the size of the equipment its hooked up to, and the level of control it gives the Craft or Micro Brewery is a great time saver. By controlling Electric Elements, Gas Burners via Solenoids, or even Steam via Valves, BrewTroller can help you get back some of your Brew Day, and brew more consistently. Its just a matter of stepping up to bigger pumps, valves, burners, and elements, and all of the home brewing methods still work!! There are already at least half a dozen Craft/Micro Breweries using BrewTroller!!
We haven’t touched on this much, but BrewTroller is not a one man show. By hooking up BrewTroller to relays and outlets, and installing the FermTroller firmware, BrewTroller can help you control your Fermentation coolers/heaters or chambers!
That doesn’t cover all the other possibilities of brewery types or setups, but BrewTroller can handle it all!