Before you get started, make sure to auto-tune your Solo PID controller. This ensures proper system calculations and helps the heating element run as efficiently as possible. You only need to do the Auto Tune before your first brew.

To Auto Tune Your Controller:

  1. Fill your kettle 75% full with water.
  2. On the PID, press the up arrow until you hit 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Press "Set" to lock in the temperature at 150F.
  4. Turn the HLT element switch on to start heating your water to 150F.
  5. Once water reaches 150F, press "Set" and "<" at the same time.
  6. Press "^" three times, then "<" once, then "^" three times to show 0033. Press "Set".
  7. This will bring up FØØ.
  8. Press "^" two times to get FØ2, and hit "Set."
  9. The screen will read "AT" (Auto Tune) on top with "no" in green at the bottom of the screen.
  10. Press "^" to change from "no" to "yes".
  11. Press "Set" and "<" at the same time.
  12. "ATU" will blink on the bottom left of the screen.
  13. Auto Tuning will take about an hour as the PID makes adjustments. Auto Tuning is complete when "ATU" stops blinking!

For any further questions on Auto Tuning, please reach out to our trusted partners from Electric Brewing Supply at 906-523-2344 or