About Garrett

Garrett and hopsGarrett is a homebrewer in Newark, Delaware. He began brewing in May of 2004 when his wife bought him the equipment to homebrew. He had always talked about starting it as a hobby, and she made sure it became a reality. He has been 100% beer obsessed ever since.

Garrett participated in several local homebrew competitions, and picked up a couple of ribbons along the way. He brews anywhere from 100 to 200 all-grain gallons a year, giving most of it away to friends and family. He has equipment to brew 5, 10 or 20 gallon batches, although the vast majority of them turn out to be 10 gallons (the 20s he normally splits with fellow brewers). IPAs, Belgian style beers, and dark beers (porters / stouts) are his favorite styles to drink and brew.

He continues working on merging his programming / computer skills with his homebrewing in ways that enhance the brewing process and improve the beer quality without over-complicating everything – sometimes more successfully than others. His latest efforts with BrewzNET 2.0 are better aligned with that philosophy than the original designs for a computer-monitored system. All his designs, code, and work are available for download or viewing on this blog or his OneDrive, so is you are so inclined please feel free to use them in your own efforts.

His wife and children are very understanding about it all… perhaps a little too indulgent.

  1. October 29, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Garrett looks like a great project. I download the VB project but when I open the project I get and error message that VB-MicroLiquidCrystal.vbproj is missing. Did I forget to install sometime?

    Thanks For the help.

  2. October 31, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Ok sorry to be a pest but I am little new to .net programming. I got the files thanks but I cant seem to get the Brewz project to see the files. Its looking here ‘..\..\VB-MicroLiquidCrystal\VB-MicroLiquidCrystal\VB-MicroLiquidCrystal.vbproj’ but it exists in ‘..\..\VB-MicroLiquidCrystal\VB-MicroLiquidCrystal.vbproj’.

    Again thanks for the help.

  3. October 31, 2014 at 8:49 am

    It also looks like the XBee files are missing also.

    • brewznet
      October 31, 2014 at 10:27 am

      I did not realize that the supporting libraries were not included. I’ll fix this and re-upload this afternoon. Thank you for your patience. 🙂

  4. October 31, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    No worries I figured out how to add the projects to the Brewz project and I found the XBee project on the Netduino board.

    Thanks for you patience and help.

  5. November 7, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Garrett I downloaded the new project. I have not been able to compile as of yet. The latest issue is the project can not find system.data.dll. I have un-installed and reinstalled the .net micro framework. I have also attempted to point the reference to the location C:\Program Files (x86)\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\.NETFramework\v4.0. None of which has worked.

    Any Ideas what I can try now? I have also searched the Internet for an answer but no luck.

    Thanks again for your help.

  6. November 7, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Ok Garrett I have a question and maybe I answered it myself Is the reference for the system.data.dll needed? I removed this reference and everything compiles and uploads to the Netduino.

    Thanks for the help and efforts.

  7. March 28, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Yes dad, we are very indulgent.

  1. March 2, 2014 at 8:27 am

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