Step 8: RPints Administration Wo/Flow Meters

We’ve built RaspberryPints with usability in mind. Over 75% of time spent on this project is spent building a simple, easy-to-use interface for our users. Administrating your RaspberryPints server can be done from any device on your network.

Logging in for the First Time

Open a web browser and navigate to http://your.ip.goes.here/.

Click the brewery logo in the top-left corner to access the login page. Enter your username and password, then click ‘Login’.

The administration panel opens. That’s all there is to it!

Navigation

The menu bar at left will guide you from page to page within the panel. The majority of the time spent administering will be on pages within the Basic Setup category. Account management and logout links are provide along the tap pane. To return to the taplist, simply click the brewery logo.

Adding and Editing Beers

The “My Beers” section is where you add and edit your beer recipes. Before you can put a beer on tap, it must be created and display on this page. If you loaded the sample data, you will have 10 recipes already listed.

  • To add a recipe, click the “Add Beer” button.
  • To edit a recipe, click the “Edit” button.
  • To delete a recipe, click the “Delete” button.

The only required information to add a beer is as follows: Name, Style, SRM, IBU, OG, and FG. All other fields are optional.

Feel free to add as many recipes as you like. There’s no limit to how many you can have!

Adding and Editing Kegs

The “My Kegs” section is where you maintain your keg inventory. Before you can put a beer on tap, you must create a keg. If you loaded the sample data, you will have 16 kegs already listed.

  • To add a recipe, click the “Add a Keg” button.
  • To edit a recipe, click the “Edit” button.
  • To delete a recipe, click the “Delete” button.

The only required information to add a keg is as followings: Label, Type, and Status. All other fields are optional.

Feel free to add as many recipes as you like. There’s no limit to how many you can have!

Putting a Beer on Tap

The “My Taps” section is where you place kegs on tap and remove them. The taplist is automatically updated based on the selections you make on this page.

In order to put a beer on tap, you must have already created a beer recipe, have already created a keg, and have set the number of taps on your keezer.

  • To update your number of taps, enter a number into the “Number of Taps” box and click “Update”.
  • To tap a keg, click the “Tap a Keg” button.
  • To update a tap, click the “Update Tap Info” button.
  • To replace a keg with another of the same contents, click the “New Keg” button.
  • To indicate that a keg is empty, click the “Kick Keg” button.

Note that only kegs with certain statuses are displayed in the menu when adding or updating a tap. We automatically hide kegs which are already in use, need cleaning, need parts, or need repairs. If the keg you want to choose isn’t displayed in the menu, first ensure that it’s not already in use on another tap, then ensure that it does not have one of the above statuses.

Personalize Your Taplist

The “Personalization” section is where customize the look and feel of your taplist.

  • To toggle between showing or hiding a specific column, make your selection in the “Show/Hide Columns” section.
  • To change the taplist header text, enter your desired text and click the “Submit” button.
  • To change the length at which the taplist header automatically truncates, enter the desired length into the “Truncate To:” box and click the “Submit” button.
  • To change the taplist logo or admin panel logo, click the “Choose File” button, navigate to your logo, and click “Upload”. Note: image size is limited to 350 KiB.
  • To change the background image, click the “Choose File” button, navigate to your background file, and click “Upload”. Note: image size is limited to 1 MiB.
  • To restore the default background image, click the “Restore Default Background” button.

External Links

The “Help” section is where you can find help with anything related to RaspberryPints.

  • To report a bug, click the “Report a Bug” link.
  • To request a feature, click the “Request a Features” link.

External Links

The “External Links” section is where you will find anything that changes rapidly, is interactive, or already exists elsewhere.

  • To view our Official Website (this one!), click the “Official Website” link.
  • To view Frequently Asked Questions, click the “F.A.Q.” link.
  • To visit us on HomeBrewTalk, click the “Visit Us on HBT” link.
  • To read about the history and motivation behind this project, click the “About” link.
  • To view a list of project staffers and contributors, click the “Contributors” link.

Everything Else

The “Everything Else” section is where you will find anything.. that doesn’t fit neatly into one of the above categories. 😉

  • To view the licensing for the RaspberryPints software package, click the “Licensing” link.

Conclusion

That just about covers it the basics of what you can do with RaspberryPints.

That’s it! You’re done!