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Watching gravity curves is what beer brewers do. During the beermaking process, the yeast metabolizes sugars, leaving alcohol. The process is monitored by tracking changes in  When you’re making beer, you want the yeast to eat up the sugars and leave alcohol behind. Monitoring this process is all about monitoring changes in gravity. Gravity curves. A new Python-based program called Aleproof, run on a Raspberry Pi, can track these changes. Here’s more from Raspberry Pi Blog:

“I am the founder and owner of Arithmech, a small software company that develops Python applications for brewers. Myself and a few buddies (all of us former Army combat medics) started our own brewing project called Danger Shed Ales & Mead to brew and test out the software on real-world data. We brew in the shed and record data on paper as we go, then enter the data into our software at a later time.”

“We wanted a way to skip the paper and pencil and instead input the data directly into the software. Enter the Raspberry Pi! The shed is small, hot, has leaks, and is generally a hostile place for a full-size desktop computer. Raspberry Pi solves our problem in multiple ways: it’s small, portable, durable (in a case), and easily cooled. But on top of that, we are able to run the code using PyCharm, enter data throughout the brewing process, and fix bugs all from the shed!”

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