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Calling all brewers! Keep up-to-date with the status of your Brewfather batch directly in your commandline prompt using the brewfather segment!

You will need your User ID and API Key as generated in Brewfather's Settings screen, enabled with and scopes.

Sample Configuration#

This example uses the default segment template to show a rendition of detail appropriate to the status of the batch

Additionally, the background of the segment will turn red if the latest reading is over 4 hours old - possibly helping indicate an issue if, for example there is a Tilt or similar device that is supposed to be logging to Brewfather every 15 minutes.

NOTE: Temperature units are in degrees C and specific gravity is expressed as X.XXX values.

"style": "powerline",
"powerline_symbol": "\uE0B0",
"foreground": "#ffffff",
"background": "#33158A",
"background_templates": [
"{{ if and (.Reading) (eq .Status \"Fermenting\") (gt .ReadingAge 4) }}#cc1515{{end}}"
"properties": {


  • user_id: string - as provided by Brewfather's Generate API Key screen.
  • api_key: string - as provided by Brewfather's Generate API Key screen.
  • batch_id: string - Get this by navigating to the desired batch on the brewfather website, the batch id is at the end of the URL in the address bar.
  • http_timeout: int in milliseconds - How long to wait for the Brewfather service to answer the request. Default 2 seconds.
  • cache_timeout: int in minutes - How long to wait before updating the data from Brewfather. Default is 5 minutes.
  • day_icon: string - icon or letter to use to indicate days. Default is "d".

You can override the icons for temperature trend as used by template property .TemperatureTrendIcon with:

  • doubleup_icon - for increases of more than 4°C, default is ↑↑
  • singleup_icon - increase 2-4°C, default is ↑
  • fortyfiveup_icon - increase 0.5-2°C, default is ↗
  • flat_icon - change less than 0.5°C, default is →
  • fortyfivedown_icon - decrease 0.5-2°C, default is ↘
  • singledown_icon - decrease 2-4°C, default is ↓
  • doubledown_icon - decrease more than 4°C, default is ↓↓

You can override the default icons for batch status as used by template property .StatusIcon with:

  • planning_status_icon
  • brewing_status_icon
  • fermenting_status_icon
  • conditioning_status_icon
  • completed_status_icon
  • archived_status_icon

Template (info)#

default template
{{ .StatusIcon }} {{ if .DaysBottledOrFermented }}{{ .DaysBottledOrFermented }}{{ .DayIcon }} {{ end }}{{ url .Recipe.Name .URL }} {{ printf \"%.1f\" .MeasuredAbv }}%{{ if and (.Reading) (eq .Status \"Fermenting\") }} {{ printf \"%.3f\" .Reading.Gravity }} {{ .Reading.Temperature }}\u00b0 {{ .TemperatureTrendIcon }}{{ end }}


Commonly used fields

  • .Status: string - One of "Planning", "Brewing", "Fermenting", "Conditioning", "Completed" or "Archived"
  • .StatusIcon string - Icon representing above stats. Can be overridden with properties shown above
  • .TemperatureTrendIcon string - Icon showing temperature trend based on latest and previous reading
  • .DaysFermenting int - days since start of fermentation
  • .DaysBottled int - days since bottled/kegged
  • .DaysBottledOrFermented int - one of the above, chosen automatically based on batch status
  • .Recipe.Name: string - The recipe being brewed in this batch
  • .BatchName string - The name of this batch
  • .BatchNumer int - The number of this batch
  • .MeasuredAbv: float - The ABV for the batch - either estimated from recipe or calculated from entered OG and FG values
  • .ReadingAge int - age in hours of most recent reading or -1 if there are no readings available

.Reading contains the most recent data from devices or manual entry as visible on the Brewfather's batch Readings graph. If there are no readings available, .Reading will be null.

  • .Reading.Gravity: float - specific gravity (in decimal point format)
  • .Reading.Temperature float - temperature in °C
  • .Reading.Time int - unix timestamp of reading
  • .Reading.Comment string - comment attached to this reading
  • .Reading.DeviceType string - source of the reading, e.g. "Tilt"
  • .Reading.DeviceID string - id of the device, e.g. "PINK"

Additional template properties

  • .MeasuredOg: float - The OG for the batch as manually entered into Brewfather
  • .MeasuredFg: float -The FG for the batch as manually entered into Brewfather
  • .BrewDate: int - The unix timestamp of the brew day
  • .FermentStartDate: int The unix timestamp when fermentation was started
  • .BottlingDate: time - The unix timestamp when bottled/kegged
  • .TemperatureTrend float - The difference between the most recent and previous temperature in °C
  • .DayIcon string - given by "day_icon", or "d" by default

Hyperlink support

  • .URL string - the URL for the batch in the Brewfather app. You can use this to add a hyperlink to the segment if you are using a terminal that supports it. The default template implements this.

    Hyperlink formatting example

    // General format: [Text](Url)
    "template":"[{{.StatusIcon}} {{if .DaysBottledOrFermented}}{{.DaysBottledOrFermented}}d{{end}} {{.Recipe.Name}}]({{.URL}})"

Advanced Templating#

The built in template will provides key useful information. However, you can use the properties about the batch to build your own. For reference, the built-in template looks like this:

"template":"{{.StatusIcon}} {{if .DaysBottledOrFermented}}{{.DaysBottledOrFermented}}{{.DayIcon}} {{end}}[{{.Recipe.Name}}]({{.URL}}) {{printf \"%.1f\" .MeasuredAbv}}%{{ if and (.Reading) (eq .Status \"Fermenting\")}}: {{printf \"%.3f\" .Reading.Gravity}} {{.Reading.Temperature}}\u00b0 {{.TemperatureTrendIcon}}{{end}}"

Unit conversion#

By default temperature readings are provided in degrees C, gravity readings in decimal Specific Gravity unts (X.XXX).

The following conversion functions are available to the template to convert to other units:


  • DegCToF - input: float degrees in C; output float degrees in F (1 decimal place).
  • DegCToKelvin- input: float degrees in C; output float Kelvin (1 decimal place).


  • SGToBrix - input float SG in decimal; output float Brix (2 decimal places)

  • SGToPlato - input float SG in decimal; output float Plato (2 decimal places)

    (These use the polynomial conversions from Wikipedia)


"template":"{{if .Reading}}{{.SGToBrix .Reading.Gravity}}°Bx, {{.DegCToF .Reading.Temperature}}°F{{end}}"

To display gravity as SG in XXXX format (e.g. "1020" instead of "1.020"), use the mulf template function

"template":"{{if .Reading}}{{.mulf 1000 .Reading.Gravity}}, {{.DegCToF .Reading.Temperature}}°F{{end}}"