By Noah Paci
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Note: This version IS compatible with the 3.1 version of the bcs firmware.
Brew Buddy controls your home brewery (via your bcs-460) making your laptop no longer necessary for controlling your fancy home automated brewery. The bcs-460 is a embedded device that controls 6 circuits and has 4 temperature probes and features a robust web interface for controlling your brewery and fermentation systems. A must for all home brew geeks. The brew buddy gives you visibility and control over some of the features of the bcs-460 from your iphone such as turning on/off outputs, adjusting temperatures, manipulating processes(next/previous/on/off).
For more information about the bcs-460 check out: http://www.embeddedcontrolconcepts.com/
What's New in Version 2.1
Support for 3.1 firmware update to bcs.
Nice app but processes do not work
The manual mode works very well, able to control my pumps and elements through the public Internet option. However after messing with it for a few days I still cannot get the processes to work. They flicker on and off and exit from the program - could not find any support online either.
Brewbuddy is a nice idea that doesn't come through. It will only show 4 of the 8 possible processes the BCS can control and not all the outs. If you have the DIN expansion you're out of luck.
Also, considering you can run your BCS from your iPhone (or iPad) using Safari anyway, the this becomes a waste of $15 that I would rather not have made.
I love this thing! No longer do I really need to lug my computer room to room to check my BCS.