User Tools

Site Tools


This is an old revision of the document!

Demo & Tutorials

SW upgrade procedure

The firmware upgrade can be performed very easily using the MSD mass storage device bootloader technology that allow you to “copy paste” the new binary executable file in the smartPID controller connected via USB and mapped as a USB memory drive

To upgrade FW you DON’T need any driver or SW installation, just simply follow below steps

FW upgrade does not cause the lost of configuration data but in any case write down your relevant parameters (PID Kx tuning parameters, process parameters etc..)

Programming an application via the bootloader

  1. download the last FW version, unzip the file and extract the executable .bin file
  2. connect the front USB socket to a USB data cable (make sure is a data cable and not only a recharge cable)
  3. connect the USB cable to a PC (windows/lunux/mac) while keeping the S/S button pressed
  4. SmartPID will appear as a mass storage device and the OLED display will alternate between a black and a white screen
  5. remove the FLASH.BIN file present in the mass storage device
  6. copy the your executable .bin file of your application to the mass storage device
  7. safely remove the USB mass storage device from the PC
  8. power the controller normally the and reboot
  9. SW version is reported in the INFO menu inside the top menu

here a short video of the the upgrade procedure



Klarstein and other single vessel BIAB mash tun retrofit

SmartPID controller is suitable tro upgrade single vessel BIAB mash tun like Klarstein, Ace Microbrewery, EasyGrain, HopCat, Easybrew and may other branded

The smartPID controller can provide a full set of benefits and new feature like

  • Full brewing process automation from: step mash, boil,hop addition, whirlpool, cooling
  • PID-PWM precise temperature control
  • PUMP control
  • Auto and manual mode
  • Recipe Management
  • Delay start
  • WiFi connection and remote data monitor
  • Android dedicate smartphone app
  • OLED graphic display
  • USB port for PC connection
  • SW upgradable

The upgrade procedure is almost plug and play and requires to disassemble the original controller and insert SmartPID and a SSR relay

Below the wiring schema

A complete kit with all components is provided with

  • SmartPID controller with pre-loade last version of smart hombrewing application
  • NTC 10K 1% temperature probe M6 replacement
  • SSR (solid state relay) 40A with heatsink
  • Stainless steel laser cut front panel
  • 3M professional be-adhesive tape

The step by step guide allow you to easily upgrade your system


Guida all'aggiornamento passo passo (ITA)


here video tutorial of the operations



WiFi configuration and MQTT server connection

demo_tutorials.1540647193.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018/10/27 13:33 by arzaman