LOL - yes, I may have geeked out a bit on this one!
The R Pi measures temp and RH and controls fridge (cooling dehumidifies), heat (2x 40 watt seed pads), circulation fans, a USB humidifier, an air injection pump (fresh air) and 4 load cells to monitor weight loss. It reads control parameters and writes results out to Google sheets. About 1k lines of Python code. I intend to write this up one of these days. This batch will be about the 5th batch - seems to work very well. Some fine tuning along the way, but pretty stable and predictable cures now. The goat violin and picnic prosciutto are my first long term experiments. I've mainly done Capocollo and lonzo. For lonzo, I use pork loin - the lonzino are pork tenderloin (not sure if that is to correct name). The goat violin should be similar to prosciutto - just goatier! It is called a violin because when passed around with a knife, the action of slicing is reminiscent of playing the violin.
This the Google Sheet. Saves all the data and parameters. I also have a drying schedule so I can drop the RH over the course of a number few days - hopefully minimizing case hardening. Oh, and of course - it has its own Gmail account! It emails me if anything crashes (I have a watchdog so if anything crashes, it reboots). I can also send it an email to reboot, or shutdown - pretty handy when travelling!!
The top line is RH.
Edited by hjbct - 10/2/16 at 7:05am