Quickstart Guide

Getting started with BrewMonday and getting your devices online

What you'll need to get started with BrewMonday

  • BrewMonday account
  • Gateway - Either purchased from us, or your own Raspberry Pi 3B+ (support for other Pi's coming soon) with our gateway software installed
  • WiFi or ethernet connection (to go from the Gateway to your internet router)
  • Either a Brew i/o device or a Bluetooth device such as a Tilt
  • If you will be using a Brew i/o device, you'll also need at least one 4-20mA sensor

BrewMonday Account

  1. 1.
    Sign up for a BrewMonday account here and follow the instructions to activate your account.
  2. 2.
    Log into your account, click on the Devices navigation link
  3. 3.
    To the right of one of the devices, click the "Gear" icon and select Edit
  4. 4.
    Select Raspberry Pi Gateway for the Device Type. You may also give the device a different name.
  5. 5.
    Note the Device ID and Device Auth Key as you will need these when you configure your Gateway.
  6. 6.
    Click the Save button to save your changes.

Set up the Gateway

There are two options for BrewMonday gateway devices at the moment:
a. Purchase a ready-to-go WiFi gateway from us This is essentially a plug-and-play device with a web interface that is simple to set up. Simply select your network, enter your WiFi password, and enter your device credentials from the BrewMonday app. If you've purchased a Gateway from us follow the instructions here:
b. Set up your own gateway with a Raspberry Pi This will cost a bit less and requires a little bit of messing around on the command line, but we provide detailed instructions and can be done in just a few minutes. If you'd like to go this route, please follow our guide here:

Set up a Tilt Hydrometer

Once you've added a Device in the BrewMonday app and your Gateway is up and running, head back over to the BrewMonday App and click the Beacons link in the navigation.
Click the + icon in the top-right corner and select your Gateway device in the dropdown menu.
Under the Add a Tilt Hydrometer section, give it a name and select your Tilt color from the dropdown menu.
You're now able to assign your Tilt to a Batch or a Dashboard Block.
Free accounts allow one simultaneous Tilt at a time, and Homebrewer Plus accounts will allow 8 simultaneous Tilts. Gateways allow up to 4 simultaneous Bluetooth connections each reliably. If you need to connect more Tilt devices you may add another Gateway.

Brew i/o Setup (Coming Soon)

Brew i/o devices are provisioned to user accounts before they are shipped and require little to no setup, aside from attaching the sensors and turning it on. They are auto-discoverable by the BrewMonday Gateway and start sending data right away.
We'll have instructions for the Brew i/o posted here shortly.