BrewMonitor: Real-Time, Comprehensive Fermentation Monitoring

Discover New Levels of Control and Success with Data-Driven Fermentation

Craft Brewing Tools: BrewMonitor

The BrewMonitor® System, from Precision Fermentation, is a real-time, end-to-end fermentation monitoring and analysis solution, that is purpose-built to enable brewers to increase quality and profitability through greatly enhanced fermentation-process control. The BrewMonitor System brings the “Internet of Things” (IoT) to the brewing process by collecting fermentation data from your existing tanks, and streaming it to your PC, tablet or smartphone, in real-time.

The BrewMonitor System's pre-built dashboards transform your fermentation tanks into a powerhouse of insight that finally puts brewing control into your hands – ensuring brewed-product quality, increasing your production options, and saving you time and money.

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The BrewMonitor System: Comprehensive fermentation data streamed to any device.

BrewMonitor Sensor Hub

  • Proprietary device (patent pending), connected to each existing fermentation tank
  • High-density sampling
  • Multi-sensor array reports real time data via cloud
  • Automated cleaning


BrewMonitor Console

  • Monitor real-time data remotely:
    • Dissolved Oxygen
    • pH
    • Gravity
    • Pressure
    • Fluid Temperature
    • Ambient Temperature
    • Conductivity
  • Access fermentation status anytime, from any web-enabled PC, tablet or phone
  • Automatically triggered email and/or text alerts based on custom thresholds, notifying about problems
  • Easily track batch-to-batch consistency with comparison and benchmarking tools
  • Instantly assess yeast vitality with user-friendly comparative analytics
  • Fully SaaS-based – no software to install

“BrewMonitor saves us monthly labor costs. But just for the peace of mind… I don’t know. What is that worth?”

Abbey Vickers

Quality Assurance Manager, Terrapin Beer Company

“Detecting problems earlier with BrewMonitor can save us up to a couple of days in tank time. And this is really important to us because every day and hour matters.”

Rob Qualls

Head Brewer, City Built Brewing Company

“When you start getting maxed on production, one or two days of additional tank time can be a lot. At the end of the year this adds up to an additional full turn in a tank. And that’s a huge deal, really. That’s probably the biggest production bonus that I’ve seen. If BrewMonitor can help me push an extra batch per year from a tank, that’s a thousand gallons of beer, which is about $20,000, wholesale. That’s a big number for us.”

Denver Smyth

Owner/Head Brewer, Western Red Brewing

“Setting the alerts and knowing that we will get notified in real time has freed up several hours a week not having to go to the brewery. It’s a real game changer for us!”  

Shawn Childress

Brewmaster, Cooper and Mill Brewing Company

“Gravities are one of the first things that you do, and if that can be taken care of by a machine, that’s incredible. You can move on to all the other tasks, like a dry hop or brewing or filtering up. BrewMonitor saves time and energy for us to do things that are not exactly more important, but rather, things that can’t be taken care of automatically. It makes the day less stressful.”

Olive Overmoyer

Quality Assurance Technician, Terrapin Beer Company

“We recently got BrewMonitor and it has been a great investment. The ability to have constant data on a fermentation gives us much more confidence in managing our fermentations. Knowing exactly where a fermentation is at means we can be sure that things like dry hopping are done at the right time. Once you have done a beer style a few times you can establish what the ideal fermentation is, and you see very quickly if a fermentation is on track or needs a bit of a push. It can help in scheduling as you can (to a certain extent) use the data as a predictive tool for when a fermentation will be at a certain point.”  

Geoff Edney

QA Manager, Billson's Brewery

“A lot of the nuances of keeping a flagship beer ‘on-brand’ heavily depend on how consistent you can be…. Overall, it’s about hitting the same numbers at the same times. If you do not have real-time fermentation data, then you’re always going to be shooting in the dark.”

Whit Baker

Brewmaster, Bond Brothers Beer Company

“No more Saturday and Sunday gravity readings! BrewMonitor really has saved me a ton of time. Now it’s pretty rare that I run to the brewery on a Saturday or Sunday at all, so that’s my favorite thing.”

Denver Smyth

Owner/Head Brewer, Western Red Brewing

“What I really love is that with BrewMonitor I can just pop up my phone anytime and see what’s happening with my fermentation. Watching the gravity trends is really important to me, plus monitoring pH and fluid temperatures — it is all so helpful. BrewMonitor is just a great tool for what I do.”

Rob Qualls

Head Brewer, City Built Brewing Company

“We have been working with the Precision Fermentation team since March 2021. We have found the team to be top notch. The real time information has been a huge benefit to our fermentation program. Whether you’re a brewery, winery or distillery, information is king. The Precision Fermentation units deliver. You should check it out. There is no reason not to!”  

Sassan Mossanen

Founding Partner, Denali Brewing Company

“The ability to see what’s happening with the fermentation, remotely, 24/7, means less stress on weekends and evenings. As a Quality Assurance Manager, BrewMonitor has been an important addition to our brewery.”  

Geoff Edney

QA Manager, Billson's Brewery

“Having the historical data at my fingertips is priceless even on batches where I am not using BrewMonitor.”  

Shawn Childress

Brewmaster, Cooper and Mill Brewing Company

BrewMonitor - Brewery Production

Data That Matters

• View all active fermentations, from multiple locations, in a single dashboard

• Get instant insight about any parameters that are out of range

• Set your own thresholds per fermentation

• Receive automatic alerts about problems, via email and text

 

...At Your Fingertips

• Get a graphical start-to-finish view of your fermentations from continual sampling

• Replace traditional “snapshot” view with a more complete view based on empirical data

• Use real-time data to analyze, compare and benchmark results

• Expand quality control processes to improve outcomes

BrewMonitor - Brewery Production

Quality Control Processes, Simplified.

Get immediate, actionable information to inform your most important production decisions:

• Batch-to-Batch Quality Analysis helps easily ensure consistency and improve the quality of your operational processes.

• Yeast Vitality Trends accelerates yeast vitality assessment for more timely repitches, prevention of stalled fermentations and more, saving time and cost.

• Set custom alert thresholds, per fermentation and for each measurement, to receive the most relevant alerts about problems

• Replace traditional “snapshot” sampling with exponentially more data: ~1,000 data points per day

• Enter and save manual measurements together with automatic readings for centralized storage and full analysis of all data sources

• Expand quality control processes to improve outcomes, save time and reduce costs

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BrewMonitor System 2.5

New! BrewMonitor 2.5*: Transforming Data into a Powerhouse of Insight

• Reimagined, extensible dashboard: Designed with our customers’ input, the new dashboard puts critical active-fermentation information, alerts, and more at your fingertips.

• New Brand Analytics Module: Aggregates statistics from all fermentations for a single brand and displays comparative performance information in a set of intuitive charts and dynamic visualizations.

• Push notifications: Automatically update your team with active fermentation data via email, without requiring access to the application.

• More: BrewMonitor 2.5 also features customizable graph views, faster cleaning, and additional key enhancements.

*Available in Q4 2021

Beer30 Integration

Add BrewMonitor's automatic sampling and real-time fermentation data to your management strategy. Beer30, from The 5th Ingredient, is one of the top brewery operations management solutions available, and now you can centralize all of your fermentation data in one single dashboard with the new BrewMonitor integration.

• Live-streamed fermentation data is displayed directly in your Beer30 interface: Dissolved oxygen, pH, gravity, pressure, ambient/fluid temperature, and conductivity.

• Automatic sampling replaces manual entries in Beer30, reducing the overhead of manual sampling, as well as potential errors and inconsistency associated with manual data entry.

• Easy access to both production histories and fermentation outcomes in one interface powers more complete production analyses. This enables your team to correlate detailed results from all brewery processes, at a single glance and with high accuracy, and helps ensure top beer quality, consistency, and profitability.

BrewMonitor-Beer30 Integration

Customer Success Stories

Terrapin Beer
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City Built
Brewing Company

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Western Red
Brewing

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Trophy Brewing
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Bond Brothers
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BrewMonitor Sensor Hub

Power: 110 VAC

Filter: Low-profile, external filter

Dimensions:  10" wide x 13” tall  x 8” deep

Weight: 14 lbs.

SmartClean software-driven cleaning process: Use supplied BrewMonitor Sensor Hub Adapter and approved chemicals

BrewMonitor System

Internet connection: Broadband recommended (not required)

WiFi: Open network or password-only accessed network required

Web browser: HTML 5-compatible, JavaScript-enabled

Key Benefits

Download BrewMonitor Product Sheet

Solve Brewing Problems

  • Fermentation failures
  • Demand outstripping production
  • Quality control issues
  • Ensured consistency and reproducibility
  • Shrinking profits
  • Lack of data

Increase:

  • Consistency
  • Reproducibility
  • Efficiency
  • Profitability

 

Avoid:

x Major capital investment
x Additional labor
x Equipment purchases
x Facility expansion

Tech Specs

Unparalleled Fermentation Insight. Amazing Beers.