The Beer Church group plan to expand the app into a general purpose system for brewing beer.
Planned features include: a mash schedule, the ability to run burners and maintain a set temperature and a beerxml input.
"By having all this data at our fingertips both on our LAN and on the internet, we can know the temperature a brew was at during the entire duration of its fermentation," Stein said.
He said the group plans to use future versions of the app to "track each individual brew from start to finish with all the data points - temperature, recipe, mash schedule, ferment temperature, gravity readings, etc.
"I know plenty of homebrewers who have had issues with their beer not coming out the same way each time, and they often don't know why it is exactly. This is an attempt to apply information technology to the problem."
Photo: Eric Stein